10 Best Places to Visit in Spiti Valley in September 2024
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Tourist Places to Visit in Spiti Valley in September

Just booked your tickets and are looking for places to visit in Spiti Valley in September? We've got your back. Exploring Spiti Valley in the month of September is always a great idea. The valley witnesses a perfect balance among pleasant weather, lush green scenery, and open routes all around. Key Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Kunzum Pass, and Tabo Monastery, are some of the places that you could visit during your Spiti Valley tour.

Explore the Pin Valley National Park, and try spotting the rare Snow Leopards, and other animals. Visit the Dhankar Monastery and admire the historical frescoes. You could also go on a short trek to Dhankar Lake and enjoy the scenic views. Experience true peace and spirituality at the Langza Buddha Statue, located at a height of 14,300 feet. You can enjoy a trip to Langza Village, popular for its fossils and the views of Chau Chau Kang Nilda mountain. All routes provide full access to these tourist places in Spiti Valley in September. 

During September, Spiti offers a perfect blend of convenience, scenic beauty, and comfortable weather. So what are you waiting for? Book a Spiti Valley tour and create memories for a lifetime with your friends and family, at the Himalayas. 

Here is the list of places to visit in September in Spiti Valley :


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While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys. A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments.

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Perched at a staggering altitude of 4200 meters above sea level, you have to witness the unparalleled beauty of Chandratal to believe it. A sanctuary from the lightning fast city life, this lake is slowly becoming one of the most attractive tourist places in Spiti valley. With the spellbinding backdrop of majestic mountains and meadows covered with gorgeous wildflowers, the lake is the perfect place to click Instagram worthy pictures.

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India's highest cold valley National Park, this place was constructed to preserve the unique natural flora and fauna of Himachal Pradesh and is named after the gorgeous Pin River and acts as an interface between the Lahul and Spiti Valley. Against a backdrop of barbarous, rugged snow-covered mountain peaks of the Spiti Valley, the national park is home to Himachal's ferocious predators, the snow leopards, and their prey, the ibex.


The terrain is rough and precarious, so train hard and get into those fitness programs before you undertake this captivating journey. The sanctuary also witnesses a strong spiritual influence due to the presence of Buddhist monasteries around the area.


Location: Near Kaza.


Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM throughout the week.

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Third highest lake in India and 21st highest in the world, the Suraj Tal is a divine water body surrounded by barbaric bare mountains and soothing valleys. It is a common belief that anyone who takes a dip in the pristine emerald waters of the lake is cleaned off their sins.


Whether you want to visit the Suraj Tal for spiritual reasons or to simply revel in the unsurpassed natural charm – you won’t regret it. An absolute haven for avid trekkers, the lake offers an asylum to refresh and recharge during the hectic Manali-Leh trek. Adrenaline junkie motorcyclists and mountain bikers will find this place a wonderful stopover on their journey.


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Tabo Monastery is one of the most wondrous places to visit in Spiti Valley. Founded a millennium ago, the temple is a unique amalgamation of history, culture and natural splendor. In the cold barren deserts of Tabo valley, the monastery appears as a sanctum from the brutality of barbarous rocky mountains around.

It houses centuries worth of Buddhist culture, tradition and heritage – a treat for history and cultural buffs. For those of you interested in art and handicraft – witness the amazingly preserved paintings, murals and sculptures. Or just kick back and take in the healing environment as calmness ascends over your being.

Discover the peaceful Tabo Monastery in the Himalayas with Spiti Valley Packages, where you can explore ancient Buddhist traditions and enjoy stunning mountain views in a serene setting.

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Tucked atop a small hill at an impressive altitude of 4100 meters above sea level, the Dhankar, with its dazzling blue waters, is one of the most popular places to visit in Spiti Valley. The lake sits at the end of the famous Dhankar Lake trek known for its treacherous paths, rocky snow-capped mountains, and incomparable vistas. Adventure enthusiasts and photography lovers are enchanted alike by the magical realism of the trek.

The Dhankar Fort Monastery sandwiched between Spiti and Pin rivers offers a special spiritual touch as it plays hide and seek on the trail. And once you reach the lake, the rare and diversified views will make your jaw drop!

Location: 
Near Rohtang Pass connecting Kullu and Lahul. 

Timings:
No timing restrictions.

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The Nako Lake is located in Nako village of Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 3662 meters, it is famous for its dense willow forests and beautiful mountain views. This lake in the Nako village is a pilgrimage destination for Buddhist followers. Legends say that Lord Padmasambhava (one of the founding fathers of Tibetan Buddhism) meditated here, making it sacred. So, no one is allowed to bathe, swim, or put their feet in the waters of the Nako Lake.


Location: Nako Village, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh


Timings: It can be visited at any time.


Entry Fee: No entry charges

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Perched above the serene Tabo Monastery, the Tabo Caves are a popular attraction that dates back more than 1000 years. These age-old meditation retreats used to serve as the abode for monks in the monastery. As you explore these caves, you are treated to stunning vistas of the valley below. Perfect for history buffs and peace seekers alike, these caves offer a journey into the heart of Buddhism.

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Nestled in the serene Spiti Valley, Giu Mummy is a mysterious marvel that dates back over 500 years. This well-preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk sits in a small temple in Giu Village, close to the Indo-Tibet border. The monk’s body, surprisingly intact without any embalming, offers a unique glimpse into the spiritual practices of the past. Visitors come from far and wide, not just for the mummy but also for the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.

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Kunzum Pass is your high road to adventure, connecting Lahaul and Spiti valleys at an altitude of 4,551 metres. With 15 thrilling hairpin bends, it offers an adrenaline rush amidst the snow peaks and valleys. The temple of goddess Kunzum Devi stands guard here, blessing the travellers. It is a haven for bikers, trekkers, and photographers seeking extraordinary sights and thrilling experiences.

Discover the stunning Kunzum Pass where you can enjoy breathtaking views and thrilling adventures amidst the beautiful Himalayas with Spiti Valley Packages.

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People Also Ask About Spiti Valley

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Spiti in September with family?

    • Tabo Monastery - Visit the Tabo Monastery, located in Tabo village, at a height of 10,760 feet. The village, according to the locals, is more than a 1000 years old. Explore the monastery complex and admire the mud statues and the wall paintings in the temples with your family.
    • Langza Village - Take a look at the fossils or 'Chaudua', at the Chauda Centre, in Langza Village. You can also observe how Zama pottery is made by the locals using black soil. Feel free to purchase handmade traditional items for your family. Don't forget to visit the Langza Buddha Statue, one of the most visited tourist places in Spiti Valley in September.
    • Kunzum Pass - Experience a drive through Kunzum Pass, one of the highest motorable roads in India. Admire the 360 degree views of the Bara-Shigri Glacier, the second longest glacier in the world. Click amazing pictures with the stunning views of the Chandrabhaga mountain range in the background.
    • Suraj Tal -  Visit Suraj Tal, one of the most visited tourist places in Spiti Valley in September. It is also known by the name 'Sun Lake' among tourists. The lake is located at a height of 2,600 feet, making it the 3rd highest lake in India. Locals also believe that a dip in the holy waters of the lake cleans the human spirit.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in September with kids?

    • Dhankar Gompa - Dhankar Monastery, is situated on a mountain towering the Shichilling village. The word 'Dhankar' is derived from 'Dhang' meaning cliff, and 'Khar' meaning fort. It is among the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in September with kids. The monastery is an ideal place to let your kids learn more about the culture of Spiti.
    • Kye Monastery - The Kye Monastery is located on the top of a hill at a height of 4,166 meters. It is an ancient monastery, known to be one of the oldest in Spiti. It is one of the most amazing places to visit in Spiti Valley in September. Admire the historic murals, mani wheels, and the fantastic views of the Spiti river with your kids.
    • Pin Valley National Park - Visit the Pin Valley National Park and explore the wildlife of Himalayas. Try to spot the rare Snow Leopard, Golden Eagle, Bearded Eagle, and many other animals. Capture amazing moments with your kids, which you'll cherish for a lifetime.
    • Chandratal Lake - Experience the charm of the Chandratal Lake and watch the kids get fascinated by the bright blue colour of its water. It is also known by the name 'Moon Lake', because of its moon-like shape. It is believed to be one of the best places to visit in Spiti Valley in September.

  3. Is September a good time to visit Spiti Valley?

    Yes, September is a great time to visit Spiti Valley. Most of the travelers prefer visiting Spiti during this time. The weather becomes comfortable and the routes to all attractions become accessible. You'll enjoy lots of greenery all around you across the valley.
  4. Does it rain in Spiti in September?

    Yes, Spiti Valley observes average rainfall around the Kaza area, during the month of September. Other than the occasional rainfall, you'll find the sky to be clear. Travelers usually don't face any trouble during the sightseeing tours to their favourite spots in the area.
  5. Is Chandratal lake open in September?

    Yes, Chandratal Lake is open in September till the 3rd week of the month. We recommend that you visit the lake anytime between late June to the third week of September. Experience the scenic views of a semi-frozen Chandratal lake in all its beauty.
  6. What is the temperature in Spiti Valley in September?

    The temperature during the daytime in Spiti Valley during summer, ranges around 9-14 degrees. The nights are relatively colder, with the temperature reaching close to zero degrees.
  7. What is special about Spiti valley?

    Spiti Valley, also known by the name 'The Middle Land', lies between Tibet and India. The valley is home to many monasteries, lakes, temples, and beautiful mountain ranges. Experience a warm and joyful welcome from the locals in a traditional way. Dhankar Monastery, Pine Valley National Park, and Suraj Tal are among the best places to visit in Spiti in September.
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