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One of the still unexplored and insanely beautiful stretch of the Indian Himalayas, Spiti is a valley of stark landscapes and high snowy peaks stretching to the sky. Gurgling rivers and crystal clear laked dot the highlands of Spiti, while an ancient civilization has survived for nearly a thousand years and has preserved its culture against the onslaught of modernity in Spiti.
Spiti Valley, tucked away in the trans himalayan belt of Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude range of 3500-4300 mts, a peculiar gea-climatic cold desert region borders Tibet in the east and Ladakh in the north. It is known for its scenic mountains, barren splendor, monastries and home to rare himalayan animals like Snow Leopards and Ibex etc. Travelling Spiti valley is as much as journey within as it is without.
The lofty Kunzum Pass will trivialize our place in the world. The stillness of the Chandrataal Lake will talk to you of contentment. The legendary Ki Monastery will speak to you of man’s industry - physical, yet transcendental. And since all life is cyclical, you’ll again be jolted into insignificance as you trek the ragged & Spitian route to some of the highest Himalayan village of the world.
Rise to one of the world’s highest motorable roads enroute Kibber and sway to the sinuous Spiti River below. Indulge the yaks and refresh your palaeontology. Lunch with the rank and file a Demul and bow to Spitian regalia at Dhankar.
KIBBER, in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, has the distinction of being the highest motorable village in the world. The village is known for its scenic mountains, barren splendour and monasteries. Ki Monastery, the largest in Spiti Valley is situated close to Kibber. The landscape of Kibber and the entire Spiti Valley resembles that of Ladakh and Tibet. The culture also is similar to that of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism is the predominant religion. No wonder then that Spiti is also known as Little Tibet.