Visit the Spiti Valley
Visit the Spiti Valley, where India becomes wild. While the rest of the country succumbs to the monsoon, the so-called “Indian summer” finds in the Spiti Valley the freshest response to those who arrive in northern India looking for adventures, mountains and towns as enigmatic as their mystical winds. The true meaning of “expedition” is waiting for you.
Visit the Spiti Valley
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Visit the Spiti Valley, located 4166 meters above sea level, Key Monastery, also known as Kye Gompa, is the most famous attraction in the Spiti Valley. Place of birth for about 350 lamas, masters of Tibetan Buddhism so present in these lands, it is believed that the monastery was founded by Dromtön, a pupil of the famous master Atisha in the eleventh century. An icon that through the centuries was not only eroded during the arrival of the Mongols, but also because of looting, fires or the war between Ladakh and Kullu.
Visit the Spiti Valley, Located on the banks of the Spiti River, Tabo is another enigmatic town that you should visit during your stay in the Spiti Valley. A small village famous for the presence of the monastery of Tabo, formed by 9 temples of Maitreya Buddha, successor of Gautama Buddha who, according to the scriptures, would reach the world 9 million years after the death east. A belief that here comes in the form of stupas, murals and frescoes very similar to those we can find in the well-known caves of Ajanta, in the state of Maharashtra, much further south. Currently, Tabo and its monastery serve as a base for 60 lamas.
Visit the Spiti Valley, also known as Lake of the Sun God, the Suraj Tal is a mass of water of a certain emerald color fed by the Bara-lachala glacier of the Spiti Valley. It is considered one of the highest lakes in the world at 4883 meters, being a fascinating stop during any trekking route or stopping place for all those travelers who cross the road between Manali (main base port of the numerous Valley attractions) and Leh.
Visit the Spiti Valley, any great route through the valley of Spiti happens at some point by the famous Kunzum Pass, a mountainous section at 4590 meters high 122 kilometers from Manali. Connect the valleys of Kully and Lahaul, offering a temple that splashes an ocher and white scene that seems to kiss the bluest sky you have ever seen. The perfect place to stop to pray or simply listen to the supernatural silence that surrounds each and every one of the corners of this land of mysteries.
Chandra Taal Lake
Visit the Spiti Valley, another of the most famous lakes in the Spiti Valley and perfectly reachable from the Kunzum Pass is this “Moon Lake”, in the part of the Lahul and Spiti district and not far from the Chandra river. Located at 4300 meters above sea level and in full Himalayas, the lake owes its name to its crescent shape, this being one of those special places to stop during a walking route or to camp under a sea of stars
Bara-lacha the Pass
Visit the Spiti Valley, mentioned by Rudyard Kipling in his famous novel Kim as the Lama’s entry point from Tibet to India, Bara-lacha la Pass encompasses some of the most inhospitable secrets of the valley. A mountainous pass of up to 4890 meters high – one of the highest in the world – linking the district of Lahaul with that of Ladakh in which the misty mountains and the ocher moors whisper stories of another time.
Visit the Spiti Valley, between monasteries and trekking steps, the Spiti Valley also reserves places, at least, curious. As an example, the town of Giu, located at 3200 meters high and home to a mummy contained in a glass capsule decorated with the different offerings of the premises. Fed by the mysticism of these lands, it is believed that the mummy belongs to a lama buried by an avalanche for 500 years. Of course, he is granted the status of guardian of a village formed by a few rudimentary dwellings dotted in the middle of a valley of magic and wind.
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