The Spiti Valley

The Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley situated high in the Himalayas range it is in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name ‘Spiti’ means ‘The middle land’, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Spiti valley is popular for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Tabo monastery is one of the major prominent attractions in Spiti. The monasteries in the Spiti are famous for spectacular murals, ancient temples, and several stupas.

Spiti valley
Spiti valley

Climate in Spiti

Spiti receives heavy snowfall during the winter season. snowfall results in many villages were completely cut off from the rest of the valley. The most favorable time to visit Spiti is from May to October During this time, the weather is sunny, pleasant, and conducive,spiti is also the most accessible during these periods of months.

The best thing to do in the valley

Here is a list of the best activities to do in Spiti valley that will enliven your spirits and compel you to stay there forever and ever.

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River Rafting

River rafting
River rafting in Spiti

Perfect for adventure seekers, river rafting is one of the top things to do in the beautiful adventurous Spiti Valley With snowy mountains, hilltop monasteries, and picturesque views around, the Spiti and Pin rivers offer an experience of a lifetime ever. You can feel the pleasure and thrill while basking in the peace amidst the mountains throughout the sport.


If you’re looking for both peace and adventure simultaneously, trekking to Dhankar Lake is amongst the topmost things to include in your tour to adventurous Spiti Valley located above the Dhankar Monastery on a cliff at about 4,270 meters, this lake has a mesmerizing beauty. While the trekking is a bit challenging, the heavenly views that you would get to witness upon reaching would be ever worth it.

Fossil Hunting

although it’s not a popular thing to do after then it is a unique experience to have in Spiti. The villages of Langza and Hikkim are filled up with fossils so much that it’s impossible to look around and not find one out at all And if you fail to find any, worry not, The local kids might just come around to sell them as a memento to you.

Yak Safari

Yak safari in spiti
Yak safari in spiti

The best way to experience Spiti is by living and traveling like a resident. So, whenever you’re done with trekking and wish to have another amazing experience chose a local ride, i.e. a yak safari. Almost, all the village families have at least one yak with them, which makes the ride even more accessible, and an experience worth having in the valley ever and ever.

Buddhist Monasteries

Spiti is a religious and cultural hub for Buddhists, and that is another reason that makes it such a famous and amazing tourist attraction With so many Buddhist monasteries set up along the valley. you could visit each or any of the monasteries for having a peaceful time From the architecture of the monasteries to the ancient murals on the inside, every sight for this stunning monasteries would leave you amazed.

Star Gazing

Star gazing
Stargazing in Spiti

With villages situated at a height of 10,000 to 15,000 feet above the sea level, stargazing at such a high altitude is one of the best things to do in the beautiful Spiti valley. You can just sit and look up to heaven, and spot a zillion of stars right away And if the fortune favors you at that time, you might also spot a shooting star.