Spiti Valley is an icy desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas located in Himachal the region of north eastern Pradesh. The word Spiti is a reference to the “Middle Land,” referring to the region that lies that lies between Tibet in the Tibetan plateau and India. The winters in Spiti are brutal and can reach that can drop to zero degrees Celsius often. The winters in Spiti are extremely frigid, and there’s no running water at the taps. The winters in Spiti are marked by the never-ending adventures and a blanket of white snow!
Spiti during winter is a completely different location than Spiti in summer. massive mountain ranges, steep terrains plain terrains, and patches green are completely covered by a blanket of snow. A white sea that stretches beyond what the eye can see
It’s an amazing time when you have nothing things to be doing in Spiti in winter. You are able to socialize with people who live there, taste the delicious Spitian cuisine, and also learn how to live a more savage life.
A visit to this region is known for its rugged terrain, becomes more challenging during winter. In this trip we will explore Kinnaur Valley, the famous Kalpa town, as well as a number of famous Spiti Valley spots like Kaza, Kee, Kibber and Langza.
The weather isn’t ideal for living a relaxed lifestyle in the valley with an abundance of snow and a small temperature dropping. The roads become slick and driving without the help of a native is incredibly difficult.
The harsh winter conditions can just give you a few tips about how to survive in less well-traveled terrains. Here are some things to remember when contemplating a winter trip to Spiti.
- Climbing up a frozen waterfall
- A glimpse of the snow leopard
The highlights of the Journey
- Negative temperatures and snow-covered landscape
- During your stay, you will be an integral part of the local family and discover living in the harsh desert Spiti valley.
- The Soul of a Place can be seen within Spiti Valley during winter, because it isn’t as than crowded.
In winter, traveling to Spiti is an enormous challenge. When travelling to Spiti extreme care is necessary. The trip from Manali is arduous and risky. In such harsh weather conditions, travel requires a significant amount of experience, knowledge and expertise.
- Narkanda located in the state of Narkanda, which is reached via Shimla and is the first stop on the way to Spiti.
You can also travel through the towns of Spitiand Langza. Kibber, Komic, Hikkim, Key, and Langza when the weather is suitable and roads remain clean.
In the winter months all things is in Spiti valley could become frozen, including the weather. The months between October to March have fewer visitors due to the frigid temperatures of between 10 and 30 degrees at night.
The temperatures in Spiti can fall to below – 30 degrees in winter months, especially during January and December. The higher elevations, like Nako can send chills through your spine. It’s not just the sub-zero temperatures that make you feel cold.
The packing list for a trip to Spiti during wintertime
- Essential Medicines/First Aid Kit
Being prepared with the required medication in your bag is essential. Make sure to bring this in advance so that you don’t lose it when you’re in a hurry.
- WATER BOTTLE:
Carry a water bottle with you.
- SANDALS AND SHOES THAT FIT SNOW:
Check that your shoes are suitable for winter hiking and are able to withstand snow and ice. Take many pair of socks in order to keep the stinging of jack frost off your feet.
With all all the snow, slush along with the rain, getting inside the valley could be challenging.
Common problems that can be encountered during Winters
Spiti during Winter is all about survival and how you are able to handle the many challenges that nature can throw at you. While you traverse this Trans-Himalayan mountain range you’ll be with a need for electricity, subzero temperatures, basic amenities as well as other necessities of daily life.
As you deal with these essential issues that arise in everyday living in the valley you’ll get more time to connect with locals, taste local food and get to know more about their culture. The beautiful scenery, smoky clean surroundings, as well as snapping cold hair are lovely however you need to test your skills to deal with these problems in real time!
- There isn’t any electricity.
- Even when there’s power laptops, phones and camera batteries do not recharge.
- There’s also no signal for mobile phones. There are a couple of accommodations with basic facilities.
- Toilets aren’t equipped with running water.
- Due to issues with transportation the food options are limited. alternatives.
- There aren’t any other tourists in the area and just a few locals to help you.To be truthful, there’s not much to do. It’s an adventure in of Spiti during winter. If you’re willing freezing temperatures This is a once-in-a lifetime possibility.