Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the high Himalayas at an altitude of 12500 feet above the sea level. Spiti is one of the coldest places in India as the region receives only 250 days of sunshine a year. The valley is a treat to the eye with the mighty Himalayas, passing through them, pristine lakes and clear blue skies above them.
Spiti is an adventure lover’s paradise, with many trekking trails that tourists can choose from. It is dotted with small villages and monasteries, and is surrounded by snow-laden peaks. If you visit there, you will have lot of activities, namely, the discovery of a large number of villages in Komik, Kibber, Langza, Dhankar, Demool, Lalang, Hikkim and Giu. You will never get bored when you are wandering in places in the Spiti Valley, as there are many things to entertain you.
You can hire private car or taxi directly from closest Shimla railway station to Spiti Valley. Reaching Spiti by road is preferred by most travelers. Government buses, as well as private vehicles, from Manali and Shimla to Spiti.
Spiti receives heavy snowfall during winter. As a result, many villages are completely cut off from the rest of the valley. The ideal time to visit Spiti valley is from May to October, many adventure enthusiasts make plans for their trek to Spiti around this time. During this time, the weather is sunny and pleasant. Spiti is also the most accessible during these months.