Please Avoid Shimla in your trip to Spiti, Take this itinerary instead

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The threat of Water Crisis in the world is real, the world saw the first major demonstration in the capital city of South Africa- Cape town. The city somehow survived due to the wittiness of the officials and delayed the threat till 2019.

A reality check has to be addressed in the capital city of Himachal, Shimla. The city that sees 20,000 tourists every day. It is probably the favourite hill station of your grandparents. The locals are urging you to please stay out and I would say the same.

Spiti is one of the most sought after destinations in India. Just like Mcleodganj, it's another one of the Indian Destinations which would give you a tibetan touch.

The dispersed villages in the vast lands of the trans-himalayan region shine in the shadows of the monasteries.

This is the season for travellers to visit Spiti and most people add Shimla and Kinnaur to their journey. So please change that and take this itinerary instead.

Day 1

Manali is a turkish delight served to both the travellers and tourists alike. There is something about Manali that makes you come back to it time and time again.

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

Rohtang Pass is the gateway to Spiti.

The road goes pass the beas river with sheep and yak seen by the hills.

Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Aarush Tandon
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Aarush Tandon

The most gorgeous view in rohtang is the frame in which each and every detail of the road could be clearly seen, complemented by the mountains in the background.

The scenic big flat valley of Batal would be where you camp your first night at.

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Photo of Batal, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon
Day 2

The moon lake is a definite no miss in your trip to Spiti. The road has it's challenges but is driveable till the last km(hike the way) of the 13-14 km drive from Kunzum Pass Top. Camping in Chandra Taal lake is the option that you should take for your 2nd night's camp stay.

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Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Aarush Tandon

You can choose to make halts at Losar and Kibber on your way to the next destination Key Gompa.

Day 3

The largest Gompa in Spiti is set on a hill top offering views that would leave your mouth open.

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Photo of Key Gompa, Key, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

The dance masks are out for the annual celebrations of Losar by the set of monks as well as the students that live there.

Kaza is set by the plains of the Spiti River. The mountains on either side set up a delightful combination with the easy going town.

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Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

Just like Manali, the town is divided into two parts Old and New.

Spend the night at Kaza for the 3rd night of the trip.

Day 4

Komic is the highest motorable village in Asia. The monastery in the village takes you back many a century. The main building which has a fort-like construction is less than 50 years ago.

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Photo of Komic, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

Hikkim claims to have the highest post office in the world which is untrue considering there is a higher one at Everest Base Camp in Tibet. Still it's definitely at the top when it comes to India.

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Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

Langza is 0verlooked by the pointy Chau Chau Peak. In turn there is also a Buddha statue that overlooks the village.

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Photo of Langza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Aarush Tandon

The surrounding area is rich in fossils.

Return back to Kaza for the last night at mesmerizing Spiti.

Day 5

Take the same route back as you had taken before to reach the home to Monasteries.

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