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Home » Destination in India » Himachal Pradesh Tourism » Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley


¤ A Snow Covered Region
The whole valley seems to have been painted in hues of purple, pink and russet. The deep gorges carved out by the snow–fed streams add charm to Spiti’s stark splendour.
The valley is locked between the Zaskar and the Great Himalayan ranges – the tallest ranges of Himachal.
The Kunzum La – literally, meeting–place for Ibex (a kind of mountain goat) – is the tenuous link between Lahaul and Spiti.
The Manali road traversing through Lahaul enters the valley through Kunzum La.
This pass also connects Batal in the upper Chandra valley and the first village Losar of the Spiti valley. Kunzum La is crossable on foot from May/ June to October/ November and the snowfall here is also less than on the Rohtang pass. The Chandra River flows from the west of this pass and it also has a track that connects it to the enchanting Chandra Tal (4220m).

¤ The Main Regions
Spiti has four distinct regions and its main valleys are the Spiti Valley, Lingti Valley and the Pin Valley. Spiti sub division of the Lahaul Spiti District is rougher in its terrain and is thus more difficult to traverse. The river valleys of Spiti still add some charm to the otherwise barren valley like the Spiti River that rises to the east of the Kunzum La.

¤ The Splendor of The Region
The beauty of the forbidding Spiti is on show for only four months. For the rest of the year it is hidden under a white veil of snow. Winters are usually spent in spinning and weaving cloth. Layers of woollen are worn by locals to trap body heat – in fact, even yaks and mules get their share of designer woollens.

Words about Spiti wouldn’t be complete unless the shales of Spiti are mentioned. The rockfaces found here are information banks on the geological history of the Himalaya while some of the valleys here are helpful in the study of creation of this lofty mountain range. Spiti shales or Ammonites are pretty well known in the field of geology. These were once living creatures that got extinct almost a hundred million years ago. They are now in the form of fossils. The ammonites once lived under the sea and the tectonic thrust that formed these areas also fossilised them. The best among the lot is called Shaligram and is considered very rare and lucky.

¤ Unconquered Mountains of Spiti
Most of the mountains of Spiti are still unclaimed by the mountaineers. Spiti thus invites scores of climbers as well as trekkers to come and rediscover her unconquered terrain where the Indian and Tibetan culture has mixed with each other.

¤ Inner Line Permits
(A) Consequent to the shifting of the Inner line in Himachal, foreign tourists can visit
following areas without a permit.
Kaza
Kaza– Kibber– Prangla Pass.

(B) Groups of foreign tourists, consisting of four or more, are allowed to visit the
following areas within the Protected Areas, in the identified areas only after obtaining
necessary permits :
Puh– Khab– Sumdo– Dhankar– Tabo– Gompa– Kaza.
Morang– Dabling.
Inner line permit is only necessary if you’re travelling between Tabo and Recong Peo, the capital of Kinnaur. Seven–day permits are given to both groups and individuals.

¤ Inner line permits for foreign tourist groups are issued by
Special Commissioner (Tourism), Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi.
Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi.
Director General of Police, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla.
Senior District Magistrate, Shimla, Keylong, Kullu, Chamba, and Kaza.
Sub–District Magistrate, Rampur and Nichar.

¤ Transport
Direct bus service is available from Shimla and Manali. There is a bus service between Kaza and Shimla on every alternate day. There are one or two daily buses from/to Manali, but the bus service between Kaza and Keylong is not dependable. All the smaller places in Spiti can be toured by jeeps or taxis which can be hired from Kaza.


 
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