The beautiful cold desert in Himachal Pradesh is also known as the middle land. Spiti valley lies between India to the south and Tibet to the North. The cultural influence of Tibet in Spiti is famous.
You will be able to see beautiful flags fluttering in the wind, wherever you go. The historically significant Buddhist monasteries, peaceful people with their prayers make Spiti valley enchanting.
The cold desert is home to many species, barren lands, small patches of green agricultural fields, brown hues, and snow-covered high mountain peas make Spiti valley look like a world of mystery.
So plan your vacation to this beautiful land of mystery. The feeling of being in such an incredible place makes our minds and hearts overwhelming. Spiti valley is a wonderland with many wonders to experience and feel.
1. Spiti valley Spectacular high Mountains
Over centuries, the melting snow has created mountains and rock structures which really looks as though a master craftsman has beautifully crafted the mountains in this shape. These mountains are stunning views for your eyes.
2. Photographing in Spiti valley
The entire place is a photographic delight. The crisp light, altitude, and landscapes make the barren land of Spiti valley more beautiful and a paradise for photographers.
The flattering Tibet flags, friendly people lush greeny agricultural fields, snow mountains, blue sky add a photographic splash. The picturesque view of the Spiti valley makes you speechless.
3. Quaint villages
The villages have a population of about 200 to 250 people. Some have a population of just 35 people. These small villages under the shades of high mountains are stunning.
The people living in Spiti are warm and hospitable. They will be happy to welcome and treat you even though the village is small.
Tabo, Kye, Kungri, Dhankar, and komic are the places where the monasteries of Spiti are located. Each of them is historically prominent and rich in culture.
Tabo has numerous small temples and they are over 1000 years old. The structure of this monastery is made of mud. The walls are beautifully crafted with frescoes and the artworks are just amazing.
Kye is one of the biggest monasteries in Spiti and monks are trained here. They are situated at a height of 4,166 meters on the hill.
Kungri is the second oldest monastery in Spiti, it is located in the pin valley. The residents of the pin valley perform sword dance here, which is one of the major attractions.
Dhankar is the traditional capital of Spiti. It was the seat of power of the Nonos who were the rulers of Spiti valley till the British removed them. The monastery is situated 1000 meters in height. The whole area gives a stunning view.
Komic Monastery stands at a height of 4510 meters. It is the highest monastery in Spiti. the monastery is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and blue skies.
The Komic Monastery gives a picturesque view of your Mind. The village in Komic has 120 residents who are happy to welcome the travelers. The terrains near komik offer hiking and trekking.
5. Dhankar Lake
Dhankar lake is a little above the Dhankar monastery. The lake reflects the high snow-peaked mountains. You will spot some exotic spitian wildlife near this lake. The place is so calm and quiet so you can have a wonderful time here.
Chandratal is one of the spectacular lakes in Spiti. While traveling from Kaza to Manali you can divert from Batal to reach this lake. Sitting in a peaceful atmosphere like Chandra Tal lake is a spiritual experience.
7. Fossil Park at Langza
It is proved that some marine life fossils have been found in and around Langza village. A fossil park is a must-visit place, it is the best place for those who want to explore history and science, and also you will fall in love with its lush green fields and landscapes.
8. Kunzum Pass
The snow-covered kunzum pass is situated at a height of 4590 meters. The kunzum pass connects Lahaul valley with Spiti en route to Kaza from Manali. The pass has a lot of colorful beautiful prayer flags fluttering in the wind. The landscapes and high mountains will leave you stunned.
As compared to other Himalayan regions Spiti is different in some features like landscape, food, people, lifestyle, culture. It will be a great experience for you, so plan your trip and head out to Spiti valley with your friends and family. This cold desert valley is a small wonder world of different geographical formations.