Nestled between India and Tibet, Spiti is a cold desert mountain valley that is a perfect blend of different landscapes and panoramic views. From cobalt blue skies to jagged mountains, rocky terrains to patches of lush green meadows, Spiti has something for everyone.
The scenic Himalayan lakes that flow relentlessly provide you serenity while the rough lands make it perfect for offroading, giving you the thrill that you seek.
The thousand-year-old monasteries like the Dhankar Monastery, Kee Monastery and Nako monastery are the pillars that the entire foundation of the culture and history of Spiti is built upon.
The quaint villages with herds of Himalayan sheep grazing in the fields are proof that life moves at a slow pace in the tiny hamlets of Mudh, Komic, Kibber and other such villages.
There are many other things that attract people to Spiti such as the iconic Buddha statue in Langza, the Chicham bridge which is Asia’s highest bridge, the crescent-shaped lake known as Chandratal and the world’s highest post office in Hikkim.
Apart from the breathtaking views and peaceful moments, there are also some other adventures that you will only find in the middle land such as Yak safari where you get to traverse through the highlands of Spiti rearing yaks and also trek on the Himalayas.
Although Spiti Valley is beautiful throughout the year, something about the valley being covered in an ivory blanket of snow gives it an otherworldly charm, making it look like a magical land coming out straight from the pages of a storybook.
The chilly winds and sparse vegetation might be omnipresent throughout the entire valley but the warmth with which people greet you, the vibrant culture that seeps from the very air that you breathe in is what makes Spiti mesmerising.
The diverse flora and fauna, including the rare snow leopard sighted in villages like Kibber, adds more to the experience because there is always an increased opportunity for you to see nature in all its majestic glory in Spiti.
And this is why it’s perfect for you to go on an expedition in the “Land of the Lamas” aka Spiti Valley.