One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretches of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear lakes dot the highlands of Lahaul, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti.
The Spiti valley lies in the western Himalayas at 3680 meters, in Himachal Pradesh in north India near the Tibetan border. Closed to the outside world for over 30 years, this forbidden valley opened to foreigners only in 1992. Spiti valley is as much a journey within as it is without. The lofty Kunzum pass will trivialize our place in the world. The stillness of the Chandratal lake will talk to you of contentment. The legendary ki monastery will speak to you of man's industry - physical, yet transcendental. And since all life is cyclical, you'll again be jolted into insignificance as you trek the ragged & spartan route to some of the highest Himalayan villages of the world.
Rise to one of worlds highest motorable roads en route langza and sway to the sinuous Spiti river below. Indulge the yaks and refresh your paleontology. Lunch with the rank and file at demul and bow to Spitian regalia at dhankar.
Highlights Drive through the mountains Camp at moon lake or Chandratal lake Send a postcard from the world's highest post office Drive through Rohtang pass, kunzum la Visit the beautiful ki monastery Experience village life up and stay in a homestay Indulge in local cuisines Visit Shimla, Manali hill stations.