places for trekking in india

Spiti Valley, a well known mountain desert of India lies in Himachal Pradesh. It is well known for its striking picturesque and trekking character. “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, as Spiti Valley cut off India from Tibet.

Spiti valley indeed has the most beautiful long winding streets and beautiful valleys looking over at the vast deserts and snow-delegated mountains, with rough trees and amazing view. Getting around 250 days of daylight in the year, it is known to be one of the coldest places in the nation. With the thick Himalayan snow cutting Spiti off from the remainder of the nation for around a half year a year, the late spring months are the main time Spiti is specifically open through motorway.

There are many trekking trails in Spiti that vacationers can glance through. The treks begin from Kaza, Spiti’s capital which is also the base camp to different crests from where all encompassing side on the Himalayan mountains. A simple 1.5-kilometer trek along the Spiti River from Dhankar Monastery to Dhankar Lake guarantees exquisite perspectives on the towns beneath, and the Dhankar Lake itself is where you can take it easy in the midst of the cool mountain air.

Here are 5 things to do in Spiti Valley

1. Dhankar Lake Trek-

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The primeval town of the valley which lies in between India and Tibet is quite a mesmerizing place to stopover. The Dhankar Fort Monastery looks emotional, with its position among Spiti and Pin waterways. Experience the immaculate excellence of the high height lake. The delightful vistas and dazzling symbolism pack a punch.

2. Camping at Chandratal

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Camping at the Chandratal lake which is around 4300m above the sea level is considered to be a paradise for adventure seekers. It is surrounded by mountains terrains and the numinous lake which looks a lot like the Pangong Lake in Ladakh. The Chandra stream originates from here and runs across the upper area of the state and is around 7 km away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti which makes Spiti Valley the adjoining checkpoint to get to Chandratal.

3. Visit to Buddhist monasteries-

Spiti valley is a religious and social place for Buddhists, and that is another reason that makes it such a celebrated vacation spot. With such a large number of Buddhist cloisters set up along the valley, you could visit each or any of them for having a quiet time. From the engineering of the religious communities to the antiquated wall paintings within, each sight would abandon you flabbergasted.

4. Baralacha Pass-

A high mountain pass and shocking fascination of Ladakh, Bara-lacha Pass at the tallness of 16,040 feet is a piece of the Jammu and Kashmir Zanskar locale. It associates the three diverse mountain scopes of Himalaya – Pir Panjal, Zanskar and the Great Himalayas. The pass is of most extreme significance for the engine bikers and mountain bikers as when they travel from Manali, Baralacha La Pass is an imperative door to reach Ladakh.

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On an excursion to Ladakh, in the event that wanting to cover the Bara-lacha Pass, at that point it is fitting to cross it before early afternoon as when the streets. This is basically in light of the fact that, amid the early afternoon, the snow begins to soften, which makes many water streams. In this manner, it gets hard to pass. The best time to design a visit to the Bara-lacha Pass will be somewhere close to April and October.

5. Star gazing

Spiti Valley is an experience goal where several trekkers go by consistently. Likewise, it is the shading changing high elevation lake with an incredible outdoors space close to it. Spiti valley has been distinguished as spot where you would get a clearer perspective on the night sky which drastically shows a showy mess of modest specks and in a superior structure, you can see somewhere else.

How to reach Spiti valley

By Air- The nearest airport is at Bhuntar, Kullu Airport. From here you can take a can cab or a bus to reach Spiti which will take around 5 hours.  

By Train- The closet railway head is Shimla railway station to reach Spiti Valley. You can take a cab or a bus from the railway station to reach Spiti.

By Road- There are two routes to reach Spiti. This is

1: Via Kinnaur through Hindustan – Tibet Highway

2: Via Manali

You can also take a Bus from Delhi ISBT or can take your own cab or car through any of these roads.

This excursion to Spiti valley would leave a lifetime mark so pack your bags tight and leave for the valley tonight!

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