Summer Drive into the valley of Lahaul & Spiti is for those who want to experience adventure at the same time have a nice relaxed vacation with the family
The best time to visit Lahaul & Spiti is from April to June. The temperature ranges from 0 – 15 degree celsius making it an ideal time for a relaxed vacation. Winters in Spiti are for the daring. The road connectivity is unreliable during the winters with Manali-Kaza highway being cut-off. It is best to avoid planning a trip to Spiti during the monsoon months (July- September), since the continuous heavy rainfall, followed by landslides and slippery roads, may spoil your holiday mood to a great extent.
Narkanda – Rampur – Chitkul – Kalpa – Pangi – Pooh – Khab – Nako – Tabo – kaza – Mudh – Kaza – Pangmo – Batal – Chhatru – Gramphu – Marhi – Manali
There are two ways to reach Spiti in the summers; from Shimla via the NH-22 highway through Kinnaur, or from Manali crossing Rohtang La and Kunzum La. I prefer a ride from Shimla because of 2 main reasons.
- One tends to gradually climb the altitude while moving from Kalpa to Kaza. This will help ease the acclimatization process
- One does not need permits to climb Rothang La when entering from the other side of Manali.
|Day 4||Narkanda||Sangla or Chitkul||160 / 180|
|Day 8||Kaza||Mudh (Pin Valley)||50|
But before you travel into such a cold desert in winters, knowing a few essential things will help in better planning and enjoying the overall experience of such an adventure trip.