Things to do
Buchen Lama - One of Tibetian Buddhism's oldest sects, the 'Buchen lama' dance is unique to the Pin Valley more really because Kungri is the only monastery that shelters lamas from the Nyingmapa Buddhist sect. Setting the stage for uninhibited revelry, the dance is apparently performed by lamas who possess supernatural powers to drive evil out of village homes.
Cycling-Khibber to Kaza - A fascinating ride at over 4200 metres above msl, Kibber to Kaza offers 3-4 hours of exhilarating bike rides on tricky tarmac, surrounded by stunning vistas of mud houses and farm land amidst barren mountains set against clear blue skies. Our expert instructor will ensure you stay on the right track as you navigate your way down to Kaza.
Rafting - High-adrenaline rafting through the River Spiti is filled with fast-paced twists and turns through rocks and swift water. Get a glimpse of quaint villages and ancient gompas, if you manage to keep your eyes open as you hang on. Ice-cold rapids make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience like none other. This 14-km long adventure, at some seriously low oxygen levels, begins at Rangrik and leaves you drenched but exhilarated at Shishling.
Best time to visit June to March
Between late June and mid-September, high snow-bound passes remain open and temperatures are pleasant enough for a couple of hours without a sweater.
Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.
Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to the abundant snow.
How to reach
Kullu Manali airport (KUU) at Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh is 249 kilometres away from Spiti (limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled).Kullu-Manali Airport is located in Bhuntar. Air India provide flight services from Delhi and Chandigarh to Bhuntar Airport. You can take cab to reach Spiti from the airport.
There are no major rail track anywhere near Spiti. The Kalka Railway is the only railway station in Himachal which lies 480 kilometre from Spiti. Kalka offers a good connectivity from major cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Howrah and many more.
Pathankot is the meeting point of 3 Northern states of India – Punjab, Himachal, Jammu, and Kashmir. Pathankot is located in Punjab and is 512 kilometre from Spiti. Pathankot is well-connected to all the major cities in India. There are daily trains from Delhi to Pathankot. You can take cab or bus from Pathankot to reach Manali and from there you can proceed for Spiti.
Spiti the beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh is well connected through road. You will find bus and cab facility throughout the state connecting Spiti to all the major cities in Himachal Pradesh. These roads offers some of the most beautiful views of different Himalayan ranges and valleys.You can take National Highway 505 to reach Spiti from Delhi.
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