If you believe falling in Love is the best part of being in Love, you will understand what I feel about this trip. This was my second long travel plan after two weeks in Ladakh. If someone asks me what would i prefer, without a doubt I will choose Spiti Valley over Ladakh. Spiti valley is still untouched by hoards of tourists and taxi mafia.
This post blows dust from a old trip I took three years back, to Spiti Valley in Himachal. Nothing much to write about this trip so I will let pictures do the talking. Me along with two other friends, (Rahul and Saurabh) undertook this journey over five days in a Tata Indica Vista and this machine performed extremely well.
Best time to visit
Mid May to September is best season as roads are open. But check opening date of Kunzum La before going if you want to visit Chadertaal from Shimla side.
Ideal Number of days
This is subjective but atleast 6 days from Shimla to Manali would be great
All pictures clicked from Nikon D3100 and D3000 DSLR using kit lens.
Hotel Shehanshaw, Chitkul. Chitkul is also the last Indian village on this route.
Green pastures of Chitkul
The famous tunnel of Spiti Valley
Bridge Near Khab
Entry to Tabo village
Amazing spikes created by erosion
View of Spiti River from top of Key Gompa
Roads keep on disappearing
Amazing views before Kunzum Pass
Our machine on Kunzum La
First view of Chandertaal
Small plains open before Chandertaal
Most treacherous Batal Gramphoo stretch
Boulders on Batal Gramphoo stretch
An amazing dusty click of our machine, which performed beyond our expectations.