One of the best adventure trips can take in the Himalayas during the winter season to experience snow is the Winter Spiti Trip. Spiti is located in the northeastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, it is a cold desert alpine valley located high in the Himalayas.
The perspective was altered during a visit to Spiti Valley, India. The Spiti Valley, which lies across the main Himalayan range, is made up primarily of rocky terrain, bare mountainsides, and barren slopes that resemble arid deserts more than anything else. The Spiti Valley’s enthralling beauty is beyond our ability to adequately describe. It is a place that has been forgotten by humanity, like a land lost in time.
Spiti Valley is so still that you can hear your heartbeat, the skies are so clear that you can see the Milky Way with your unaided eyes, the people are so amazing that they touch your heart and soul, and the land is so old that you can still see the remains of Tethys Sea, which existed during the Mesozoic era.
High in the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, is where you’ll find Spiti Valley. On the border between Tibet and India is the stunning valley. The Spiti Valley is a trans-Himalayan highland region that is cold, dry, and desert-like. It has snow-capped mountain peaks, old monasteries, rugged terrain, colored face rocks, pristine emerald lakes, narrow passes, and frozen glaciers.
The valley, which is commonly referred to as “the middle land” since it is bordered by mountains on all sides and emanates from the 16,000-foot-high Kunzum pass, is situated between Tibet and India. The Spiti River, which rises from a location east of the Kunzum Pass and flows through the valley’s center, is what gives the region’s name.
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01: Delhi to Shimla
- By evening, the trip to Winter Spiti will depart from the Delhi Bus Stand at Majnu Ka Tilla.
- It will take 9 to 10 hours to travel from Delhi to Shimla, which is about 350 kilometers away.
02: Arrive in Shimla
- Arrive at Shimla before dawn.
- Register at the hotel.
- It’ll be off on a half-day trip to Kufri (2500mts)
- Also, go to the Himalayan Zoo and Indira Bungalow (closed on Monday).
- Shimla overnight stay.
03: Shimla to Kalpa
- Get up early the next morning and begin your trip to the Magical Winter Spiti.
- As you travel to Kalpa via the Indi-Tibetan Highway, pass through Kufri, Narkanda.
- On the banks of the Satluj River, Kalpa is located at a height of 2960 meters.
- Arrive in the evening in Kalpa.
- Stay the night at Kalpa.
04: Kalpa to Kaza
- Start our journey to Kaza after having breakfast in the morning.
- In the latter part of your journey, you had to trek through heavy rains. The destination was located about 220 km from Kalpa and it would take close to 10 hours to reach.
- The train will go through the Sumdo border. You’ll also go through Ka loops, just like the other trains do.
- Tabo is well-known for its ancient monastery, which was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2008.
- If you love exploring ancient architecture and old-world flavor, then you should visit Tabo Monastery.
- Reach Kaza by Evening.
- Overnight stay at Kaza.
05: Excursion Day
- Will explore the breathtaking natural beauty of Kaza today.
- The old town is on the outskirts of the city, and it’s home to an ancient monastery.
- If you’re looking for a monastery with amazing views and a tranquil atmosphere, be sure to visit The Key Monastery in the Spiti Valley.
- The bridge is called the Chadargham Bridge and you can visit it to see its steep rope-ways.
- On this Winter Spiti Trip, visitors can visit Hikkim, the highest post office in the world.
06: Kaza to Kalpa
- Will return to Kalpa today.
- Visit the Dhankar Monastery along the way, which is located at a height of 3894 meters.
- The Spiti River and the Pin River meet in Dhankar.
- By dusk, get to Kalpa.
- Stay the night at Kalpa.
07 : Kalpa to Chitkul
- Drive to the final village in India Chitkul,
- You will pass via Rakcham village en route.
- At a height of 3450m, Chitkul is located.
- Chitkul is the final Indian settlement before the China-India border, and it offers views of another lovely valley.
- The purest air in India is found in Chitkul, according to the Centre of Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi.
- A night spent in Chitkul.
08 : Chitkul From Shimla From Delhi
- After breakfast in the morning, leave for Shimla.
- Arrive in the evening at Shimla.
- Take the Bus to Delhi.
09: Reach Delhi
- On the overnight trip, a bus will be used.
- Delhi is reached early the following morning.
- The adventure that has been the most fantastic ends here.
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