Heaven for Riders, Photographers, Trekkers, Poets, Writers and many more, Spiti is one places which can not be described in words. You have to visit this region to believe the beauty it can offer. A variety of Lakes, Monasteries, Glaciers and wildlife, it offers a perfect off city destination to search your soul.
Accessible only through road, the whole journey to Spiti itself is a reason to just go out an explore it. Though open all across the year through Shimla side, summers are recommended to vist the Spiti region. Between June to October are the best months to visit Spiti, but winter can offer all together different view, not much seen.
Some of the Key places to visit are, Nako, Dhankar, Tabo, Pin Valley, Kaza, Kibber, Gete, Langza, Hikkim Komic, Ranrgik Losar, Kunzum Pass, Chandrataal, Gramphoo etc.
Some of the major monastery are Kye Monastery, Kaza Monastery, Dhankar Monastery, Tabo Monastery, and few others.
You can plan your trip either through Manali side or through Shimla side, but we recommended you doing it through Shimla side as this route acclimatizes much better by the time you reach Chandataal, which is at 4300 meter height.
Major town is Kaza, right in the middle of Spiti, which has all kind of stay facility and other little luxuries. But you can find Guest Houses and Home-stays in all other small villages, which gives your a completely different perspective of local life.
Typical Drive Plan from Delhi, With good time in Hand :
Day 1 : Delhi – Narkanda
Day 2 : Narkanda – Chitkul (or Sangla in case of Winter)
Day 3 : Explore around Chitkul
Day 4 : Chitkul to Kalpa, via Reckong Peo, Refill fuel, Enjoy Kinnar Kailash view from Kalpa
Day 5 : Kalpa – Nako, road condition at Akpa and Ribba might affect your plan, keep Pooh as another option in mind for night stay
Day 6 : Nako – Tabo
Day 7 : Tabo – Dhankar – Sagnam – Mud
Day 7 : Mud – Kaza (if your are of adventurous kind with 4WD vehicle, you can explore Demul to Komic route as well.
Day 8 : Kaza – Kye – Kibber – Gete – Tashigang – Kibber (night Stay)
Day 9 : Kaza – Chandrataal Base Camp, and visit Chandartaal
Day 10 : Chandrataal – Manali
Day 11 : Manali – Delhi
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