The beauty of the Himalayas cannot be expressed in words. Adorned with lofty snow-clad mountains, colorful landscapes, inimitable wildlife and placid lakes, the Himalayas are a Paradise for nature lovers.
Lahul and Spiti are two districts of Himachal Pradesh in India. Spiti historically known as Piti, or middle land is nestled between Ladakh in the north and Tibet in the east. The relatively greener Lahul valley historically known as Lohyul or southern country is bordered by Ladakh in the north, Kullu in the south and Pangi in the west. Spiti has a touch of Tibetan culture due to its close proximity to Tibet.
Tabo Monastery: The Tabo monastery was established in 996 AD. It is considered to be an important monastery and is often referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas.
Kibber Village: Kibber is one of the most beautiful villages that you can visit in Spiti and is located around 16 km from Kaza. Located at a height of 4270 m, the village until recently claimed the status of being the highest village in the world connected by a motorable road.
Key Monastery: The Key Monastery is located on a spur. This is the most beautiful landmark of Kaza. From a distance, the monastery appears to be hanging from a hill. When you reach the entrance of the monastery, look towards the valley and you are probably looking at the most beautiful part of Spiti Valley.
Langza: Langza, Hikkim and Comic form a small village circuit that takes you to some of the highest villages in the world. Hikkim has the highest post office in the world. Langza is known for two things—fossils and the giant Buddha statue that overlooks the valley as if keeping an eye on it and protecting it from evil forces.
There are many other attractions hidden in this valley. Come, explore Lahaul and Spiti with us.
Best Time to Visit: June to September
Road Conditions: Roads in the Spiti valley are mostly dirt tracks that are interrupted by water crossings throughout the route on account of the melting snow.
What to carry: Basic necessities while travelling in the Himalayas include:
Dressing appropriately: dress in layers since at higher altitudes it may get very warm at day time and you might need jackets in shaded area and during the night. If you are riding carry your riding gear.
Sunglasses: Polarized, if possible UV400.
Sunscreen/Sunblock: Minimum SPF 50