About Lahul and Spiti:
Beauty of Himalayan range cannot be expressed in words, Lofty snowclad Mountains, Colorful Landscapes, Inimitable wildlife and Peaceful Lakes. Lahul Spiti valley is located to the top and Northern part of the Himachal Pradesh in India. This Indian district has a Tibetan Border on one side and Ladakian border on other. Hence this district of India has a touch of Tibetan culture. Therefore along with Himalayan range and lakes you will be able to witness beautiful old monasteries which are renowned for its culture. Situtated at an altitude of 13000ft above mean sea level this valley can please everyone in its own way.

How to reach: There are two routes to reach Spiti one through Shimla-Narkanda-Rampur around 510km which is open throughout the year and the other one Via Manali Keylong Rohatang and Kunzum Pass covering 220km which is open only from June till October. In our Tour we will be covering both the routes and complete lahul and spiti valley.

Best time to Visit: Any time is good to visit Spiti as it offers different views in different seasons. To witness the Harsh winters with Heavy Snow fall visit in December to February when temperature is below -10° C. But summers are considered to be ideal for tourist and Bikers when temperature is 18° C to 25° C during day and 2° C to 8° C during night which offers a beautiful view and scenic natural colors of valley.

Road Condition: Roads of Spiti virtually do not exist. It has been prepared by cutting mountains. There are lots of water crossings throughout the route on account of melting snow. Due to heavy snowfall in winter lot of water streams exist in summer.

What to Carry: Basic necessity while travelling in Himalayan ranges is to dress in layers since at higher altitude its very harsh sun rays during day time and in shaded area and during nights you will need jackets. If you are riding carry you’re riding gear. Sunglasses, Good quality of sunscreen lotion also required. Raincoats, waterproof shoes are also important. Consult your doctor if you have any special illness and let us know before joining the trip. For Altitude sickness we will provide you with medicines if required but if you fell you can carry Diamox as a AMS medication. Carry lot of water don’t dehydrate your body. And we are always there with a medical backup and a doctor with us so no need to worry you just enjoys your trip.

Connectivity: Only BSNL postpaid Sim cards will work here but at few places there will be no connectivity at all. ATM you can find in Kaza. So recommend you to carry enough cash. Accommodations: Homestays are very popular in spiti due to the hospitality which they provide. Great cuisines like German and Italian along with Tibetan is a point of attraction. There is Lot to do in Spiti like wildlife safari, Guided meditation centers, Crystal clear lakes, streams, And if you are lucky enough you can witness Snow Leopard also.

Thanks,
Cherry
cherry@planetwayround.com

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