Top 10 Places To Visit In Spiti Valley

 


Spiti Valley, known as Little Tibet and the cold desert, experiences a paradise on Earth, there are many places to visit in the Spiti Valley. Spiti Valley is one of the smallest districts in India, located in Lahaul, Lahaul in Himachal is the highest altitude district. 

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Tourists can also enjoy many adventure activities like trekking and camping. Spiti Valley is surrounded by white snow, deep groves and dense forests offer many attractive places for tourists to roam. You can also learn about Tibetan culture and lifestyle by visiting monasteries here. It is Top 10 places to visit in Spiti valley the center of attraction for tourists, which you must visit during your trip to Himachal.


Kunzum Pass


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Kunzum Pass is an excellent place for trekking, for tourists who like adventure activities, Kunjum Pass is a great place to visit in Spiti valley. This pass is one of the highest elevations passes in Himachal with a height of 4590 meters. This pass connects the Spiti valley with the Kullu valley. The Kunjum Pass makes the Buddhist flag and the temple of the Goddess surrounding it even more spectacular.


 Tabo Math

The Tabo Monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage List is the oldest monastery in India, founded in 996 AD by the revered Buddhist king, Yeshe-hee, it is known for its majestic paintings and is also the oldest place in India. It consists of 9 temples and stupas of Buddha Maitreya, which is the center of major attraction to see here. 

Tourists can see Buddha's creations, amazing wall paintings, and sculptures here, because of the paintings on the walls, it is also called the cave of Himachal's Ajanta Ellora. The Tabo Monastery is the second most worshiped monastery by Buddhist bhikkhus. The Tabo Monastery is a wonderful place to visit the Spiti Valley, reflecting the ancient and finest Tibetan architecture.


Key monastery


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The main monastery, also known as Kei Math, is situated at an altitude of 4,166 meters above sea level on the banks of the river Spiti, the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley and 1 thousand years old. Built-in the 11th century, this monastery is as big as the assembly hall where about 300 lamas were educated. 

Many ancient books, manuscripts, and murals are found in this monastery. For the tourists who want a quiet environment, peace of mind, and silence, then this monastery is a great place to visit in the Spiti Valley.


Dhankar Math

Dhankar Math is also known as Dhankar Gompa or Vinekar, this monastery is also more than 1000 years old. The Dhankar Monastery, one of the world's 100 endangered sites, stands at an altitude of 12,774 feet. From here the tourist offers sparse and panoramic views of Spiti and Lahaul district. 

Tourists visit here to learn Buddhist art and culture, under which many monks adopt Buddhist education. There is a confluence of many Pin rivers here. Dhankar Math is an excellent place to visit in the Spiti Valley.


Pin Valley National Park


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Pin Valley National Park is home to endangered flora and fauna, a variety of amazing snow leopards, snowcocks, Chacor partridges, and Siberian Vibax and a variety of species of birds like pikea, snow cock, bearded vulture, chakor, golden eagle, 20 extinct species of this type like Griffon, Himalayan Choff, etc. can be seen here. 

Here you can enjoy a variety of adventurous and exciting activities on the track. Pin Valley National Park is divided into two parts, the first core zone which is spread over 675 km, and the second buffer zone which is spread over 1150 km  Foreign tourists need a permit to go inside. Pin Valley National Park is a wonderful place to visit in Spiti Valley.


Chandratal lake


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Chandratal Lake, situated at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level on the Himalayas, is one of the best places to visit in the Spiti Valley. Tourists can enjoy beautiful panoramic views here, this lake is named after the moon's crescent, hence this lake is called Chandratal lake. 

Chandratal lake is situated near Kunjum Pass, tourists can do some adventurous activities here. There is also a legend related to the Chandratal lake that Indra Bhagavan had placed the eldest Pandava Yudhistar in his chariot, which also increases the sanctity of this lake. 

Chandratal lake is surrounded by greenery, snowy mountains, and beautiful natural scenery from all sides. Tourists can capture beautiful scenes here. Chandratal Lake is a wonderful destination in the Spiti Valley.


Suraj Tal Lake


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Suraj Tal Lake is considered as the lake of Sun God, hence it is also called Spiritual Lake. It is said to be free from sins in this lake. Suraj Tal Lake is the third major lake in India, this lake is quite popular among the tourists trekking and biking. 

Nature lovers and photography lovers also spend some time in the beautiful environment of this lake. May to October is the best time to see the amazing view of Surajtal lake. Suraj Tal Lake is an excellent place to roam in the Spiti Valley between Manali - Leh.


Dhankhar Lake


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Dhankhar Lake also offers a great track with a scenic view to the tourists, the trackers find challenging trekking paths here. Seeing the picturesque view of the mountains surrounding the lake brings peace to the mind. Tourists can relive their fatigue by coming here. Dhankhar Lake is one of the spectacular photogenic places.


Keylong Market

Keylong Market is one of the places in Spiti Valley to shop after visiting the Spiti Valley where you can find woolen shawls, mufflers, stalls, baby shawls, ponchos, and cap warm clothing and ceramic items, stone gems, and local jewelry. You can buy etc. from the Keylong market. You can buy local popular items to commemorate your visit to Spiti Valley.


Trilokinath Temple


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Trilokinath temple is the spiritual center of both Hindu and Buddhist religions, Lord Shiva is worshiped here by Hinduism. The people of Hindu religion are Lord Shiva as Lord of all the three worlds, due to this, another name of Lord Shiva is Trilokinath who is worshiped in this temple. 

Arya Avalokiteshwara is worshiped here by Buddhism. The Trilokinath Temple is considered sacred by Shiva devotees after Kailash and Mansarovar. From the Trilokinath temple at an altitude of 2760 meters, tourists can enjoy the enchanting views around. There is a spectacular sightseeing place for both Hindu and Buddhist followers.


Conclusion 

Spiti Valley attracts tourists with its beautiful natural environment, clean air, and art culture. Due to less population, there is peace here, and spending time with peace in the lap of nature eliminates fatigue and feels refreshed. Here Top 10 places to visit in Spiti valley where you must go once.



FAQ


How to reach Spiti Valley?

There is a hilly area around the Spiti valley, so book a cab from places like Shimla, Kullu, Manali or Chandigarh and reach Spiti Valley a little farther here.

From the capital Delhi, you can board the train till Shimla and further reach the Spiti Valley in a cab.


What is the best month to visit Spiti Valley?

June to September is the best time to visit the Spiti Valley, the weather is very favorable at this time.


Where can tourists stay in Spiti Valley?

There are many hotels and guest houses in Spiti Valley and when there is a crowd of tourists, you can stay in a house which is available all the time.


What is the distance from Shimla to Spiti Valley?

The distance from Shimla to Spiti Valley is 415 km. It takes 12 hours to cover.


What items are available for shopping in Spiti Valley?

In Spiti Valley, you can buy socks, sweaters, shawls, roasted barley, paneer, barley powder, and traditional jewelry.



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