Spiti is a distant Himalayan valley in the northeastern portion of Himachal Pradesh. It signifies “The Centre Land”, owing to its spot among Tibet and India. The place is located at a high height and is famous for its picturesque beauty. The region is popular for its Buddhist culture and religious monasteries. Spiti and its encompassing places are thought to be one of the minimum populated regions in India. “Bhoti” is the local language of Spiti.
Volunteer tourism is famous and discussed the idea around the globe. Valley has the essence of volunteer tourism. It is also a developing geo-tourism place with volunteers building a sunbath for the priests or monks and assist to build an arboretum. The associations not just concede volunteers, conduct treks, encourage crafted works made by the dweller, but also arrange homestays. The most amusing portion of the visit in this homestays is that tourist gets the chance to partake in the routine lives of the hosts.
Attractions: Valley, Chandratal, Baralacha la, Key Monastery, Yak Safari, Dhankar Monastery, Mountain Biking, Pin Valley National Park, Kunzum Pass, Tabo Monastery, Key Monastery, etc…
Nearby places: Lahaul, Kaza, Tabo.
Best Time to visit: May to October
Peak Season: May to June.
How to Reach
- By Air: Airport is directly linked to New Delhi and Shimla. This airport is around 245 km away from the airport. International tourist has to first reach to New Delhi to visit Spiti valley.
- By Rail: Nearest major railway stations in Chandigarh and Shimla which is 506 km and 416 km from Spiti Valley. And nearest railway station is Joginder railway station which is 360 km from Spiti valley.
- By Road: Tourist who is interested in Spiti can reach via National Highway No. 21. Spiti can also accessible from Manali via Rohtang Pass to Kaza. To reach here tourist take taxis or private buses from major cities of the state. But if a tourist has to ride own vehicle to this they have to permit to visit this place.