Spiti Valley in winter


In Spiti Valley, experience a dense blanket of snow that covers all the surroundings. Then you must stroll along the snow-filled paths, feeling like being in a magical world. Spiti Valley is an ideal spot. The cool and secluded atmosphere of Spiti valley and the trails are slushy and covered in snow. 

The mountains gives an entirely different experience that is accompanied by extreme freezing. If you’re a believer, this type of climate will provide you with an interesting and enjoyable. The harsh weather and finally completing the trek is nothing less than a triumph.

Let’s start the most amazing journey.

Introduction and Location

Spiti is the name of the center area and lies between Tibet and the top tourist destinations Himachal Pradesh, southeast of Ladakh. It is situated at an elevation of 2,950 m to 4,100 m. Spiti valley offers a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains.

Anyone who enjoys driving through the Himalayas should consider an excursion towards Lahaul as well as Spiti valley. The scenery is harsh in its harshness, and it is unforgiving, yet your final decision is worth it.

How do I begin the trek?

Spiti Valley’s length of the journey is 55 kilometers (roughly) starting at Langza and ending at Dhankar over 5 days. Spiti Valley is a must-do trip within the Himalayan mountains. About 13.5 km are covered by taxis, while the remaining 41.5 km are done via walking.

The Delhi Shimla Shimla and Spiti course is the most suitable option for those who want to explore and explore Spiti at their own pace without the swarms of peak season tourists. Use this route to experience Spiti Valley’s best in the early summers and late winters when it’s under an imposing snow cover.

Things to take

Here are some essentials to bring along for the harsh conditions when you trek through winter.

  • A warm coat or two as you will need to wear three layers of clothing.
  • Woolen and thick clothes
  • Inner wears of thermal energy
  • Shoes for trekking (waterproof) that ensure safety and comfortable walking with strong soles.
  • Head Torch/light with additional batteries
  • Medicine in all situations of emergencies
  • First aid kit to aid in the case of injury
  • Food items or snacks in case you are unable to locate any eateries
  • Gloves
  • Cosmetics like face wash lotion, body wash cream, lip balm
  • A camera that takes beautiful pictures
  • Bottles of water
  • Guitar for any bonfire night.
  • Trekking pole/walking pole

Why should you go to

With rough terrains, beautiful roads, cascades and streams, cloisters villas, and an unpolar glacial mass. Spiti Valley is an exceptional location for photography, experience, and contemplation. It is also known by the names “Little Tibet” and “The Snow Desert”. This Himalayan valley is a place that combines peace and perfection together. 

Because of its slender and frigid conditions, Spiti valley is one of the most inaccessible districts of the planet which is home to just 13,000 people living on 758,000 acres of land. As it is located in an area of rain shadow where there is no rainfall, which leaves the mountains without vegetation. 

This is why people here are able to observe and appreciate the things that aren’t commonplace in everyday life. When you take a trip through thrilling bends, desolate landscapes, and sluggish waterways, you will experience some adrenaline and elegance all at once. 

Every turn here will provide you with something new and exciting, and you’ll never tire of taking pictures for a considerable amount of time.

There are some areas in India that are surrounded by treacherous back streets and lies covered by snow that is hardened throughout the year.

The best time to go to Spiti valley

The winters in Spiti can be extremely brutal and temperatures can go to the low of 20oC. The winters here are bone-chilling and there’s no running water in the taps. The only thing Spiti offers in winter is the endless experience and the white covering of snow! It is known for its rugged terrain and rugged terrain, a trip during winter becomes more challenging. 

The ideal time to go to Spiti is between March and June. People who enjoy an excursion to relax must visit Spiti at this time of year in which temperatures vary between 0 and 15 degrees Celsius beginning in March and continuing through June. 

The winters in Spiti are for those who can’t bear the pressure. If you’re able to withstand the extreme climate, I believe winter is the ideal opportunity to see the beautiful area. The snow-covered mountains with snowfall is something I’ve always wanted to experience.

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