The "little Tibet" of India is "Spiti"means the "Mid land" between India & Tibet. Spiti A valley of cool desert montain lies in Himachal pradesh. Spiti is the sub division of Lahaul & Spiti district with its hqrs. at Kaza. It lies between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Kulu. From Shimla via Kinnaur there is a motorable road which remains open upto Kaza for 8 to 9 months. About 10kms. ahead of Pooh, satluj enters India near Shipki la & Spiti river joins it at Khab. The road then goes to Sumdo via Hangrang valley. From Sumdo Spiti valley starts. The Spiti river flows fast through deep gorges at some places. The valley is not wide but there are villages and some fields where people grow barley, buck- wheat, peas & vegetables. It has an area of 4800 sq. kms. Some inhabitants have adopted Budhism as there faith and Bhoti is the spoken language. The people are simple and honest. The main Spiti valley is split into eastern and western valleys. They are connected with Ladakh & Tibet on eastern side & Kinnaur and Kulu on western side through high passes.
Places to visit in Spiti:-
Thang Yug Gompa
Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, about 235 kms from Shimla is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountains ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, enclosing valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. All the valleys are strikingly beautiful. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the peak of Kinner Kailash mountain. The beautiful district was opened for the outsiders in 1989. The old Hindustan-Tibet road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La Pass. And it is not only the scenic beauty which appeals to the young and old alike but also the life styles of the people, their culture, heritage, customs and traditions.
The much honest people which have strong culture and beliefs generally follow the Buddhism and Hinduism believe that the Pandavas came and resided in the land while in the exile. In the ancient mythology the people of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and gods. Thousands years old monasteries still exist in the area. Both the Buddhists and Hindus live in perfect harmony symbolising the traditional brotherhood and friendship of the people of both the faiths.
The apples, chilgoza and other dry fruits are grown here are world famous. The high terrain here give way to great adventures sports of all kinds. Beautiful trekking routes includes the 'Parikarma of Kinner Kailash'. Here is also the Beautiful Nako lake and three famous wild life sanctuaries.
Day 01 Reception at Delhi & Drive to Shimla(375Km)
02 Shimla local sight seen
03 Shimla - Sarahan (175Km)
04 Sarahan - Sangla Valley (92Km)
05 Sangla Valley - Kalpa(40Km)
06 Kalpa - Nako(130Km)
07 Nako - Tabo(69Km)
08 Tabo - Dhankar- Lalung - Kaza (81Km)
09 Kaza Local sight seen
10 Kaza - Chander Taal ( Moon lake) 116 Km
11 Chandertaal - Rohtang Pass - Manali ( 110Km)
12 Local Sight Seen at manali
13 Manali - Dharamshala - Mcleodgunj (250Km)
14 Mcleodgunj - Delhi (470 km) and tour ends here