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Delhi To Spiti Valley

Discussion in 'North India' started by Emani, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Emani

    Emani New Member

    Good afternoon India Travel Forum. I would like to get some information about a trip I wish to plan from Delhi to Spiti Valley.

    I would appreciate it if the following questions can be answered.

    What is the distance between Delhi and Spiti Valley?

    How long would the trip from Delhi to Spiti Valley take?

    Which route would I follow from Delhi to Spiti Valley?

    Are there any recommendations about the places to visit in Spiti Valley?

  2. Prits

    Prits Member

    Great to hear you're planning a trip to Spiti Valley! It's a breathtaking destination with stunning landscapes and unique culture.

    Here's the information you requested:

    Distance: The distance between Delhi and Spiti Valley depends on the route you choose. There are two main options:

    Manali-Kaza Route: This is the more popular route, approximately 570 kilometers (354 miles).

    Shimla-Kinnaur Route: This route is slightly longer at around 734 kilometers (456 miles)

    Travel Time: The travel time can vary depending on the mode of transportation (car, bus, taxi) and road conditions. Expect the journey to take anywhere from 16 to 20 hours. Keep in mind that due to the high altitude and potentially challenging mountain roads, factoring in additional buffer time is wise.

    Route: Manali-Kaza Route: This route is considered more scenic but can be challenging, especially for first-time visitors. The route goes like this: Delhi -> Manali -> Rohtang Pass -> Keylong -> Kinsale -> Kaza (Spiti Valley).

    Shimla-Kinnaur Route: This route offers beautiful views of the Himalayas. The route follows: Delhi -> Shimla -> Kinnaur -> Rampur -> Nako -> Tabo -> Kaza (Spiti Valley).

    Places to Visit in Spiti Valley: Spiti Valley offers a unique blend of natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries, and charming villages. Here are some recommendations:

    Kaza: The main town in Spiti Valley, known for its gompas (monasteries) and traditional markets.

    Kibber: The highest village in motorable road in the world, offering stunning mountain vistas.

    Langza: Often called the "UFO village" due to local folklore, it's a beautiful village with a gompa.

    Hikkim & Komic: The highest post offices in the world, a unique experience for postcard enthusiasts.

    Dhankar Gompa: An ancient monastery perched on a cliffside, offering panoramic views.

    Chandratal Lake: A mesmerizing high-altitude lake known for its turquoise waters.

    Additional Tips:

    Spiti Valley is located at a high altitude. Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Spend a night or two in a lower altitude location like Manali or Shimla before heading to Spiti.

    The travel season for Spiti Valley is generally from June to September. During other months, snowfall can block the roads.

    Spiti Valley has limited accommodation and infrastructure. Plan your stay and book accommodations in advance, especially during peak season.

    Remember, this is just a starting point. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions or would like more details about specific places in Spiti Valley.