In the depts of Himachal Pradesh lies a dangerously beautiful valley, the Spiti Valley, located at an altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level and gets just about 260 days of sunlight in a year and is one of the coldest places in the country. The Valley is considered one the most dangerous motorway in the world and this frozen world looks so perfect as the rivers, streams and waterfalls become still and even more beautiful.
Spiti means “the middle” i.e., the middle of Tibet and India and is an adventure lover’s paradise. Hikers can choose from a number of trekking trails like the an easy 1.5-kilometre trek along the Spiti River from Dhankar Monastery to Dhankar Lake. Challenging Terrains, high passes, exhilarating views of the valley also makes it a dream for many adventure seekers like bikers and off roaders across the globe.
Spiti is also famous for its monasteries like Key, Lahul, Tabo and the Gue Monastery that comprises of the naturally mummified body of Sangha Tenzin, a monk. Explore the long-lost stories in the remains of what is known to be the highest village in the world, the Langza Village and witness the grandeur of the golden statue of Buddha, which is believed to be 1000 years old. Visit the highest post office in the world at Hikkim and send a postcard to yourself as a memory of this wild experience.
The Spiti Valley exploration cannot be expressed in words, you just have to experience it first-hand. So, stop reading this, pack your bags and start exploring. Believe me, Spiti is something you will never forget.
A piece of advice – You must keep a spare battery for your camera and a power bank for your phone as every second there is mesmerizing, even a shift of sun can create a fantastic look.