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Hi Manas, November to March, is generally winter months in Spiti Valley and it is not a good idea to go as you will face many hardships as temperature sometimes dips down to -10 ?C. May to October is the ideal time to go to Spiti. Keep exploring!
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No if ur not use to of 0 degrees
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If You can plan for Oct , then it will be great . For 3Days, you can visit Chandratal Lake and Rohtang Pass . Day 1 - Manali to Chandratal and spend night at Lake ( P.S. Don't forget to take your warm clothes ) Day 2 - You can visit Kunzum Pass and then back to Batal and stay at famous Chacha-Chachi Dhabha Day 3 - Back to Manali ( Can visit Rohtang , Solang valley on the way )
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November is a good time to visit Spiti valley. Check out this itenary of Spiti valley- https://www.tripoto.com/trip/spiti-valley-kaza-kibber-kye-monastery-dhankar-monastery-572f777ba09d0
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Ok good luck with trip do update the story here.
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Dear fellow traveler, I personally think its not a good idea to travel to Spiti in the month of November. Winter started to arrive in Spiti in the end of October, These are winter months in Spiti filled with extreme weather conditions, lack of basic necessities like electricity, several road blockages, water freezing in taps, and almost no hotels offering accommodation. A number of road links at this time on both the routes are closed. If you still make plans, be sure of you mental and physical fitness as there can delays and a lot of risks. Do not forget to pack heavy woolens. Try to confirm the weather conditions before making plans as sometimes Kunzum pass starts getting snow as early as September.
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Spiti transforms into a brilliant wonderland covered in powdery-white snow during winters each year. Sights like frozen lakes, waterfalls, and snow-covered mountains dotted with pugmarks of snow leopards are common. Visiting Spiti in winters is a once in a lifetime opportunity especially for travellers who love extreme winter adventures and enjoy activities like snow trekking, frozen waterfall climbing, and viewing the elusive snow leopard. The valley, due to the absence of crowds, is quiet and calm. During the winter months, Spiti can be approached only from the Shimla side. Since the place is almost landlocked due to heavy snow cover, be prepared for a tough trip physically as well as mentally. Duration of winter: Winters in Spiti extend for 5 months i.e. from October to February. Average Temperature: The average temperatures range between 0°C in the day to around -40°C in the night. Pros: - Spiti is not visited by many travellers during the winter months, making it the perfect time for those who are seeking mountainside solitude. - For those interested in experiencing extreme winter adventures, this is the best time to visit Spiti valley to explore winter treks here and even catch live snowfall. - Those interested in wildlife can hope to spot snow leopards during this time. Con’s: - The weather is extremely harsh and brutal during winters. Those who cannot handle the blood-curdling cold should avoid venturing to Spiti in winters. - Almost all the hotels, cafes, and markets are closed during winters. Your best bet will be homestays. You shouldn’t expect great facilities at this time. - Whichever hotels and homestays are functional will charge exorbitant prices. Don’t expect a budget stay during winters. - Due to heavy snow, most of the roads will be blocked or in bad condition. They are slippery due to frost, slushy mud, and water crossings. Keep a few buffer days in hand if travelling during these months to avoid delays caused due to these conditions. - Due to sub-zero temperatures, don’t expect running water. You will have to make do with dry toilets and must be prepared to go for many days without taking a bath. - There are electricity fluctuations during this time. Bonfires or warm kitchen areas will be your place to be! - The ATMs might be out of order due to the valley being cut-off and unavailability of electricity. - The phones will have intermittent coverage due to heavy snow cover. So prepare to remain cut-off for a while.
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