Have you ever been to a place with a thick blanket of snow covering all your surroundings? And then you have to walk through the snow – laden paths making you feel being in a wonderland. Spiti Valley is just your dream place then. The chilled environment of Spiti valley with the snow – laden paths and mountains giving you a different vibe with extreme cold. But trust me trekking in this is something which is a whole lot of different experience and fun. Surviving the harsh climate and then completing the trek is not less than a victory.
So let’s begin with your amazing journey.
Location & Introduction
Spiti implies the center land and it lies between Tibet and sightseers most loved Himachal Pradesh, south-east of Ladakh. Located at an elevation about 2,950 m – 4,100 m Spiti valley provides an astonishing view of the Himalayan ranges.
Any individual who loves driving in the Himalayas ought to go on an outing to Lahaul and Spiti valley. The landscape is unforgiving, forsaken and unfriendly yet your last descision makes it all worth the effort.
How to start the trek
Spiti Valley journeying length is 55 km (roughly) beginning from Langza and finishing at Dhankar over the 5 days. Spiti Valley excursion is an essential trip in the Himalayan mountains. Around 13.5 km is covered by taxi and the rest 41.5 km is done by walking.
The Delhi – Shimla – Spiti route is the best course choice for individuals who need to encounter and investigate Spiti at their own speed less the pinnacle season swarms. Utilize this course to see Spiti Valley’s excellence in early summers or late winters when it is under a weighty snow cover.
Things to carry
Here are some things to carry with you for the harsh climatic conditions during the trek in winters.
- Extra pair of warm coats because you need to wear 2-3 layers of clothes.
- Thick and woolen clothes
- Thermal inner wears
- Trekking shoes (waterproof) to ensure safe and comfortable trekking with thick soles.
- Head Torch / flashlight with extra batteries
- Medicine in any case of emergency
- First aid kit in case of injuries
- Snacks or eatables in case if you do not find any eating points
- Cosmetics like face wash, body wash, moisturizer, lotion, cream, lip balm
- Camera to click beautiful pictures
- Water bottles
- Guitar in case you have any bonfire nights.
- Trekking pole / walking pole
Why should you visit
With harsh territories, fair streets, cascades, streams, cloisters, villas, and a non-polar glacial mass, Spiti Valley is a unique objective for experience, photography, and contemplation. Known as “Little Tibet” and “The Snow Desert”, this Himalayan valley is a location that depicts tranquility and excellence together. Because of its limit and cold circumstances, Spiti valley is one of the most un-populated districts of the world, home to only 13,000 individuals residing on 758,000 hectares of land. Being in a rain shadow region, there is immaterial precipitation, leaving the mountains without any vegetation and therefore people here come to view and witness those things that are not possible to see in daily life. As you travel through the daring bends, desolate scenes and crawling waterways, get a portion of rush and excellence at the same time. Each turn of the street here will give you a genuinely new thing and you won’t become weary of clicking your camera for quite a long time.
There are places in India that are laid out by slippery back streets and falsehoods covered under hardened snow generally of the year.
Best time to visit Spiti valley
Winters in Spiti are very cruel and temperatures in some cases drop to as low as – 20º Celsius. Winters here are bone chilling and there is no running water in taps. All that Spiti has in winters is the ceaseless experience and a white cover of snow! Known for its tough landscape, an outing during Winter gets much trickier. The best and ideal opportunity to visit Spiti is from March to June. The ones who are into a loosening up excursion should visit Spiti during this season when the temperature goes from 0 – 15-degree Celsius, which begins from March and goes on until June. Winters in Spiti are for the trying. If you can survive the harsh climatic conditions then I think winter is the best time to witness the pretty place. The snow draped mountains along with snowfall is something I always wished to be able to see.