If you are a backpacker or a Solo Traveler or a biker, getting Spiti is once in a lifetime thing to do. Getting to Spiti in a Tuk-Tuk is an adventure and fun things to do in life. While Tuk-Tuk is the most common means of the public transport in plains of India, it is hardly visible in twists and bends of the Himalayas of India. And if you are adventure freak and don’t care about comforts then why not “Getting Spiti” in Tuk-Tuk.
Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas 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. There are two ways to go to Spiti one via Manali and Rohtang Pass and other via Shimla and Kinnaur. During Winter Manali and Rohtang Pass get close due to heavy snowfall and gets open for few summer months in a year. We took Shimla-Kinnaur route, it was early May just the transition period, from winter to summer.
Starting early from Shimla we reached Reckong Peo late in the afternoon. It was raining cats and dogs in Reckong Peo. We moved to Kalpa and settled in a guest house overlooking down to the valley. The night was chilly and it drizzled half of the night in Kalpa. The drizzling made the night freezing cold.