Spiti Valley Tourism & Travel Guide

Picture a Ladakh without crowds and little development – that’s what Spiti is like. One of the highest and most remote places to be inhabited on earth, the cold desert of Spiti Valley is breathtakingly gorgeous with timber-and-mud houses sprinkled across its barren landscape. As you tread through its scattered green fields and changing hues of brown and grey, the Spiti River runs along with you. The top experiences here range from visiting the fabulous 1200-year-old Dhankar Gompa, driving through Kunzum Pass at 4551m, dropping a postcard at the highest post office in Hikkim, trekking to Dhankar Lake and collecting sea fossils near the village of Langza. The best way to enjoy Spiti is to go on a bike adventure, cruising through its broken trails and stopping at the villages to chat with the locals. Go with an open mind, for you will return with inimitable experiences that will stay etched in your memory forever.
Best time to visit

Peak Season to visit Spiti is from mid-May to mid-July, when the weather is bearable and warm and all passes, link roads and hotels are open for visitors.

For Budget Travellers: INR 600-1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2200-4000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 4500 and upwards

With so much on offer, the magic of Spiti is best witnessed by spending a few days in the valley. Here are Tripoto's top hotel and homestay picks in the area for a cozy and comfortable stay. 

If you want to experience the magic of Ladakh without all the tourist crowd, then Spiti is the place to be. With its pristine environment, Buddhist architecture, and Tibetan culture, it is fast becoming a popular destination for backpackers from across the country. Here are Tripoto's picks for the must-visit destinations in Spiti.  

A Roadtrip to Spiti valley – Himachal is beyond Shimla-Manali

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Komic Gompa
Komic, Himachal Pradesh 172114, India
After Langza, Komic is the highjest village of Asia and known mainly for the Tangyud Monastery. This is a quiet little f...

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Best Time to Visit Spiti Valley

Peak Season to visit Spiti is from mid-May to mid-July, when the weather is bearable and warm and all passes, link roads and hotels are open for visitors.  

Shoulder Season: September to late October, which is the autumn season when the roads are strewn with leaves and the Spiti River is a beautiful turquoise colour. It can get quite cold night, almost two to three degrees, so keep that in mind while planning your trip.

Off-season: April to mid-May is when the snow starts melting and a few link roads, including the one from Kaza to Losar, open. The few homestays and hotels start operations in June, and this is also the time when major passes, such as the Kunzum Pass, open. So if seeing snow-covered peaks is on your bucket list, then this is a good time to go.         

Budget for Spiti Valley

For Budget Travellers: INR 600-1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 400-700
  • Food: INR 200-300

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 2200-4000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels: INR 1500-2700
  • Food: INR 700-1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 4500 and upwards

  • Accommodation in high-end hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in hotel restaurants and bars: INR 1500 and upwards

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