Best Time To Visit Spiti Valley
Best Time to visit Spiti Valley– Spiti Valley, which means “The Middle Land” in English, is one of nature’s most endearing gifts to Himachal. This chilly, mountainous desert valley is renowned for its Buddhist-influenced culture and captivating views of the Himalayas. Many visitors come to this valley for an escape from the busy city life due to its culture, landscape, weather, tranquility, and pristine face of nature. Numerous monasteries are well-known in this stunning valley, which only adds to its beauty. Here is a seasonal description of Spiti Valley to tell you about the best time to visit Spiti Valley.
Things to do in Spiti Valley
Here is the list of top places you can visit and things you can do in Spiti Valley to brighten your spirits and make you fall in love with it.
River Rafting is the perfect activity for adventure seekers. This is an experience of a lifetime, with snow-covered mountains, and hilltop monasteries, it is the most picturesque view for enjoying river rafting and making it the experience of a lifetime. You can feel the thrill while riding the waves in the middle of the serene river amidst the beautiful mountains throughout the rafting. This adventure sport will cost around INR 500-1500.
Pin Valley National Park
Located in the higher parts of the Himalayas, Pin Valley National Park is home to a lot of endangered species of flora and fauna like snow leopards, Siberian ibex, Tibetan gazelle, and Himalayan snow cocks, snow partridges, and more. You can admire the beauty of nature and at the same time spot the wildlife of the area, so many things to do to spend your time. Entry to this park is free of any cost!
Buddhists consider Spiti Valley as a religious and cultural center, this is another reason this is a famous tourist spot. People come here from all over the world, to have a peaceful time with so many Buddhist monasteries lined up on the mountain tops. The monasteries will amaze you with their architecture and ancient murals. The monasteries open early morning and close by 5 or 6 pm.
Camping at Chandratal
Located 4,300 meters in the lap of the Himalayas, this lake is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the place. It is known for its crescent shape. People come here to spend a night camping by the lake which takes a mesmerizing view at night. You must stay for at least one night here when you visit Spiti. The entry fee to the lake is around INR 1,500 depending on which camp retreat you choose for your stay.
Trek to Dhanker Lake
The best thing about the mountains is that it provides you with adventure and peace at the same time. The perfect example is trekking to Dhanker Lake which is a must-include thing n your trip to Spiti Valley. Situated on the cliff a cliff at 4,270 meters above the Dhanker Monastery his lake is the most mesmerizing beauty. Although the trek is a bit challenging, it is worth it once you reach the lake and witness the heavenly scenery. The cost of the trek is around INR1,500.
Village of Giu
Giu, situated between the towns of Sumdo and Tabon is a small village. You can reach here after a steep climb of around 8km along the road that branched from NH-22. The most famous thing about this place is the shrine with a dead body, which is over 500 years old. It is said that the mummy is a meditating lama, making it even more mysterious and interesting to visit this place. Entry to this place is free of cost.
Known as the most dangerous pass in the world, the Baralacha pass is a delight for the ones brave at heart. It is one of the best things you can add to your traveling memoirs. Make sure to carry essentials like medicines, energy bars, and water, and wear sturdy shoes.
Stargazing at a high altitude of 10,000 to 15,000 feet above sea level is the most beautiful thing to do in Spiti. Sit on the mountains and stare at the zillion stars staring back at you. And if you are lucky enough, you might even spot a shooting star.
Month-wise Description of Weather in Spiti Valley
March to June (14 °c to 20 °c )- The best time for your trip to Spiti Valley is from March to June as the weather is pleasant and right for outdoor activities like trekking, camping, biking, and sightseeing. If you are one of those people who don’t like a lot of cold, then this is the perfect time for you to plan a trip to Spiti Valley.
July to September (13°c to 27°c )- There are high risks of monsoon landslides during these months so it’s best to avoid visiting Spiti Valley during this time of the year. Most of the roads are also closed due to the risks involved.
October to February (-4°c to 20°c )- It is very challenging to go to Spiti Valley during the winter season. However, if you can stand the extreme cold then you will enter the heavenly scene of the valley. The scenery is definitely worth the unbearable conditions. Make sure you have a lot of extra layers and other supplies to help you in the cold weather. The winter season can be extremely harsh and temperatures can fall to negative 40 degrees celsius.
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