The northern part of India provides travellers with many exotic locations, especially for those who to experience the high terrains treks, monasteries, road trips, lakes, and snow-capped mountains with picturesque surroundings. What if I tell you that you can find this package by just visiting a single destination? You read it write, by visiting ‘SPITI’ you can experience all this. Here, you can find the must-visit places in SPITI which will surely enhance your travel.
1. CHANDRATAAL LAKE-
This crescent shape lake at an altitude of 4300m is one of the most beautiful lakes of north India situated in the Lahaul region of Lahaul and Spiti district. It attracts thousands of adventure enthusiasts every year from the country and is a mandatory stop for travellers.
2. KEY MONASTERY-
Get known about the Buddhist culture and learnings by visiting the famous Key Monastery close to Spiti River in the Lahaul and Spiti district at 4166m. This 1000-year-old and the largest monastery to be found in Spiti Valley is serving as a learning-religious centre for 300 Lamas; it is advisable to spend 1-2 hours at this place for all the travel junkies.
3. TABO MONASTERY-
Experience the Tabo Monastery also known as ‘Ajanta of Himalayas’ as the walls are painted just like those of ‘Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra. This monastery at 10,000 feet is the oldest monastery in India and is famous for the preserved Buddhist culture in the form of artistic murals, paintings and is considered a go-to place for the people visiting Spiti. Tabo monastery timings are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kibber is a small village in the Spiti Valley surrounded by barren landscapes and picturesque mountains at 4270m. The houses are built in Tibetian architecture and have rest houses for the travellers. The place is famous for its monastery and wildlife sanctuary and is the highest inhabited village with just 366 people. Kibber Village is known for its Tibetian Buddhist practice and is advisable for all the visitors to keep this place on their checklist.
5. PIN VALLEY PARK TREK-
At 11500ft. Pin Valley Park was constituted as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1987 as is a perfect spot for all nature lovers and adventurists with the trek. It has 20 species of Flora and Fauna with endangered snow leopards as the most significant one. In the valley of Pin River with the Tibetian Buddhism practice. The place has over 400 pant species with medicinal and herbal plants and two rare species: Juniper and Birch. It is also advisable for travellers to visit the place in the winter season as the animals migrate to lower regions of the park.
6. TRILOKINATH TEMPLE-
The temple is located in the Trilokinath village in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. This is the only place in the world where Hindus and Buddhists worship together. This temple is considered the most sacred pilgrim after Kailash and Mansarovar. At 2760m the temple acts as a place of peace through the ringing brass bells, waving Tibetian prayer flags along with the scenic view of the snow-capped mountains.
The highest village in the world is connected with a motorable road at an elevation of 15027ft. the village is bounded by the snow-capped mountains and majestic valleys. Witness local animals like blue sheep, red fox.