The cold deserted mountains, alpine lakes, gurgling rivers, and rich Buddhist culture and history is what Lahaul & Spiti Valley has to offer to the tourists. It is one such place in Himachal Pradesh that takes travellers to a different world where everything seems magical. This beautiful tourist destination greets you with jaw-dropping sights of the majestic Himalayan deserts and meadows. Choose from our meticulously crafted Lahaul and Spiti Valley tour packages to enjoy a vacation to the fullest. Our wide range of Spiti valley packages offers you the chance to pick a holiday of your choice.
The awe-inspiring Spiti Valley will leave you breathless with its stunning vistas and amazed at the incredibly warm hospitality offered by the people. The influence of Tibetan and Buddhism in Spiti can clearly be seen in the culture & tradition followed by the people living here. As you visit the monasteries and gompas here, you would see the monks dressed in red/maroon robes. Interacting with the monks gives you an insight into the rich history of the place.
Apart from exploring the ancient Buddhist monasteries and alpine lakes, exotic wildlife you can savour Spitian food either by enjoying a homestay experience or in any cafe or restaurant. So, book the best Lahaul Spiti tour package with us to enjoy a holiday that you have only imagined in your dreams.
Summer (April to June)
Summer is the best time to plan a trip to Lahaul & Spiti Valley as the weather remains pleasant and skies are clear with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 15°C. Travellers can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities and explore the cold deserted region of Lahaul & Spiti.
Monsoon (July to September)
Lahaul & Spiti due to its altitude fall in the rain shadow region of the Himalayas. So, the region during the monsoon season experiences little to no rainfall. However, roads leading to Lahaul & Spiti mainly through Shimla, Kinnaur and Manali become prone to landslides during monsoon. So, you should always seek expert advice before planning a holiday in Lahaul & Spiti during this season.
Winter (November to February)
Winters in Lahaul &Spiti are extremely harsh and cold with temperatures dropping to -17°C and even lower than this in some parts of the region. However, those who love to experience Winter Spiti can choose to book from the best Lahaul & Spiti Valley Packages.
Lahaul & Spiti are situated at a high altitude and is the remotest region in Himachal Pradesh. The destinations don’t have their own airport and railway station. The only best way to reach Lahaul & Spiti is by road. Our Lahaul & Spiti Valley tours let you travel in comfort along with experiencing everything that comes on your way till you reach the destination. The section gives a brief detail about all the ways including flight, train, taxi, bus, bike to reach Lahaul & Spiti.
1. By Air: Bhuntar Airport, near Kullu, would be the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 246 km from Spiti. Board a flight to Bhuntar and then take a taxi or bus to reach Manali. From Manali board an HRTC bus to Lahaul & Spiti that departs every morning at around 5:00-5:30 AM. You can even book a taxi from Manali to reach Lahaul & Spiti covering a distance of 196 km.
2. By Rail : There is no railway station in Lahaul & Spiti. Travellers can take a train to Joginder Nagar which is located at a distance of approx 365 km from Lahaul & Spiti. From Joginder Nagar Railway Station, buses and taxis are available to reach Lahaul and Spiti which would take around 7-8 hours.
3. By Road : This is the best and most convenient way of reaching Lahaul & Spiti Valley by bus, taxi and bike. There are two routes that connect Lahaul and Spiti Valley with the rest of Himachal Pradesh- Shimla to Kaza via Reckong Peo (approx 414 km, 20 hours) and the other is Manali to Kaza via Rohtang and Kunzum Passes (approx 196 km, 10-12 hours). However, during the winter season, the roads remain inaccessible due to heavy snowfall.
Taxi/Car: Book a taxi or take a rented car for an adventure-filled- experience. The Manali route is a bit difficult with bumpy roads. However, it is the shorter one when compared to Shimla which is a long route but driving is smooth so you can make the most of the road trip by enjoying the views.
Bus: Board a bus operated by HRTC that runs from Manali to Lahaul & Spiti every morning at 6:00 AM. If you choose to travel from Shimla to Kaza, take a direct bus from Shimla that leaves for Kaza at 6:30 PM with a halt at Reckong Peo sometime at 6:00 AM. The bus arrives at Kaza sometime in the evening at around 5:00 PM.
Bike: If you are up for the Lahaul and Spiti expedition by bike, then take either the Manali-Kaza route or the Shimla-Kaza route. For better acclimatization, it is suggested that you take the Shimla route. We also arrange a Lahaul and Spiti Valley tour by bike in the packages.
The beautiful twin valleys of Himachal Pradesh Lahaul & Spiti are a perfect destination for adventurers, nature lovers, and photographers. Exploring the remote villages to sitting peacefully at the alpine lakes, to witnessing the ancient Buddhist monasteries; there are so many places to visit that we add in our itineraries of Spiti valley tour packages.
A 1000-year-old monastery Key Gompa is one of the best places to visit and the largest monastery in Lahaul & Spiti Valley. Located close to the Spiti river, Key Monastery gives an aerial view of the entire region and is a perfect example of 14-century monastic architecture that will truly win your heart. As you explore the monastery, you get to witness the walls decorated with beautiful Thangkas, manuscripts, paintings, murals, and wind instruments which appear to be no less than fantasy fiction. Other than this, the Cham festival in Key Monastery is celebrated with great zeal and pomp every year in the month of June or July.
Yet another place added in our Lahaul & Spiti Valley packages, Hikkim is where you can visit the world’s highest post office at an elevation of 4,440 metres. It is located at a distance of approx 45 km from Kaza. You can visit the place, meet the postmaster, write a letter and send it to your loved ones would be a unique experience. The place offers one of the most scenic routes.
Situated at an altitude of 4,300 metres, Chandratal Lake offers unparalleled beauty and can give you goosebumps. The majestic view of the splendid deserted mountains, wildflowers covering the meadows and the turquoise water of the charismatic lake makes for a perfect place to get some amazing Instagram worthy photos. However, Chandratal is only accessible during the summer months and you can witness the lake water changing its colour with the change of sky colour. In a nutshell, Chandertal Lake is a great place for nature lovers and trekkers who can enjoy the Chandratal Baralacha Pass trek which takes one through the forest valleys and some undiscovered monasteries of Spiti.
Kibber is a quaint village and we add in our itinerary of Lahaul & Spiti valley tours because we want you to experience the life of the people living here and get an insight into their culture and tradition. Kibber village is located at a short distance from Key Monastery and the main occupation of the people living here is agriculture. As you explore the village, you will see the houses here are constructed in Tibetan style which is worth a visit. Other than this, there are many monasteries and temples where you can attain peace and then there is Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary where you can capture animals life Ibex, Himalayan Wolf, Blue Sheep, Red Fox, Lynx, Pika, Tibetan Wild Ass, etc. on your camera.
A Spiti Valley trip is incomplete without visiting the beautiful village of Langza. Barren landscape with some ancient monasteries will leave you awe-struck. Situated at an altitude of 4,400 meters, the village is divided into two sections. The lower one is Langza Yongma and the upper one is Langza Gongma. The main attraction of the village is the iconic statue of Buddha overlooking the valley. Other than this, Langza is very rich in fossils of plants and marine animals that were found here millions of years ago. For this reason, many anthropologists and geologists visit Langza every year to do research and dig out more information about the fossils.
When choosing the best Lahaul & Spiti Valley packages, you get to experience a plethora of things in the entire region. Right from visiting the monasteries to getting a homestay experience, to indulging in adventure activities to admiring the flora & fauna, there is no dearth of best things to do in Lahaul & Spiti. Let’s quickly see some of the activities you can enjoy when on a trip to Spiti.
Nestled in the tranquil and serene setting of Lahaul & Spiti, Pin Valley National Park is a perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts as well as shutterbugs. It is a high altitude of the park and harsh climate conditions and extreme temperatures lead to a sparsity of vegetation. Pin Valley National Park is home to endangered animals like Siberian ibex, Himalayan snow cocks, and snow leopards. Other than this, you can spot a variety of medicinal plants in the park.
Staying with the locals is a wonderful experience as nothing could be better than this when trying to know about the culture and traditions of Spiti. The people welcome you with warm hospitality and treat you the best with home-cooked food. You can choose to stay in either Kibber or Langza.
The villages in Lahaul & Spiti Valley are located at an elevation of With villages situated at an altitude of 3048 to 4572 meters above sea level. This makes stargazing one of the beautiful things to do when on a Lahaul and Spiti valley trip. Just sit in peace, feel the serenity around you and look up to a heaven-like view- a sky full of zillions of stars. And if you are fortunate enough, you might spot a shooting star as well. So, grab the best Lahaul and Spiti Valley package to make memories for a lifetime.
Savouring the local food and indulging in buying the local items is a mandatory thing when visiting any place. And when it is about travelling to Spiti Valley, you cannot miss out on these two important things. So, keeping this in mind, our Lahaul & Spiti Valley trip itinerary includes shopping a variety of local and other stuff from the best shops and relishing Spitian food.
Travellers can treat their taste buds with Indo-Tibetan food topped up with some iconic homegrown dishes when in Spiti Valley. You can find Indian food available at the restaurants and dhaabas but the higher you go, you will find traditional Tibetan dishes are the norm including Thukpa, Momos, Tsampa, Kyu, Thentuk, Churpe, Madra, Teemo, and Chiltas a lot more. In the beverages, you can try Chhang and Arak (Alcoholic), Butter Tea, Chaza, and Sea Buckthorn Juice.