Spiti Valley is undoubtedly every traveler’s fantasy. Nestled amidst the snow covered hills with picturesque landscape, this place is as close to paradise as it can be. Every mountaineer, every motor bike and driving enthusiast, every travel freak wants to witness the magic of the valley first hand. From the serene views, to the majestic monasteries and the river streams, every inch of Spiti is truly wonderful.
But the magic of Spiti Valley lies in its hard accessibility, and that means it requires some planning to reach this beautiful destination. In this blog, we bring to you some essential information that will help you plan the perfect Spiti Valley excursion trip for the coming summer.
Best time to visit Spiti Valley
Since the valley is located high amidst the mountains, it is not accessible around the year due to snow blocking the roads. Winters here experience heavy snowfall, making the place inaccessible from November to March. During the summers when the snow melts, it makes way for the most adventurous road trip. The ideal time to visit Spiti is from May end to beginning of October.
Things to consider before you plan
While every traveler longs to witness the valley, it is definitely one of the challenging routes, especially if you are travelling on a motorbike. So make sure that you are physically and mentally prepared to take on the pressure and exertion that you would experience during the journey. You must be open to camping and sleeping in open as the hospitality might not be available at every spot.
The valley is at an average elevation of ~4000m, and the weather conditions are not very predictable. It can rain anytime, and the roads can be blocked by debris or excessive rains. Also, do not expect any continuous network connectivity en route or at your destination apart from bleak BSNL coverage at some touch points.
Due to bad connectivity and coverage, challenging route, safety becomes a prominent issue. It is because of these reasons that first time visitors are suggested to plan their trip in groups, and with trusted excursion agencies or operators. This way, you can enjoy the magical wonders of this place while in the company of people who know the land, and have necessary information to avert or handle any emergency crisis.
Not just the logistics of the trip, you need to make sure that you are physically fit to endure the harsh mountain terrain and fluctuating air pressure on the journey. Plan well, and keep yourself healthy to have the most memorable and magical experiences of your life.
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