Commonly known as ‘Little Tibet’, the cold desert of Spiti Valley is undoubtedly the heaven on Earth. Hundreds of tourists flock to the valley to enjoy its scenic beauty and the peace. One of the most adventurous treks in the Himalayas, Spiti Valley is topping the list of many vacation lovers.
Here are five things that are mandatory for anyone visiting the Spiti Valley:
A trek to Dhankar Lake
Trek to Dhankar Lake is amongst the top things to do when planning a trip to Spiti Valley. The mesmerizing beauty of the lake will give peace to your eyes and mind. The lake is situated above the Dhankar Monastery on a cliff at 4,270 metres. Although a trek is a bit challenging, but the view from the lake will be worth all the pain.
Ancient Buddhist monasteries
A hub of the Buddhist monks, Spiti has many Buddhist monasteries along the valley. Full of spiritual and cultural centers for the Tibetans across the valley, the monasteries of Spiti have a remarkable architecture with imprinted with ancient murals.
Camping at Chandratal
Framed in a bow shape, and arranged at 4,300 meters in the lap of the Himalayas, this lake is among the famous things to see in Spiti Valley. What makes an ordeal stunning commendable there is enjoying the great outdoors by the lake with unimaginable perspectives around.
Baralacha Pass trek
Besides the Kunzum Pass, if there is much else popular yet dangerous, it is trekking or biking over the Baralacha Pass. Eminent as one of the perilous passes on the planet, going through there is totally a joy in case you’re brave heart and adventure lover. Seeing the crossing point of Pir Panjal, The Great Himalayan, and the Zanskar Ranges is an affair you would love to include in your travel diary.
With towns arranged at an elevation of 10,000 to 15,000 feet over the sea level, stargazing at such an altitude is outstanding amongst other activities in Spiti. You can simply sit and admire the paradise, and recognize a zillion stars. Moreover, if you are lucky enough you can also watch a falling star.
World’s highest post office
With the world’s highest post office at 4,389 meters between the towns of Komik and Langza in Hikkim you don’t have to wonder what to do in Spiti. An hour or two via auto, or a tough trek far from Kaza, this is a place you should visit when in Spiti.