Best tour itinerary for Shimla to Spiti valley

North India is the most loved place among tourists for its surreal beauty. The places of this state offers scenic sites of valleys, green lands and pleasant climate. Spiti is one of the valleys of this state and offers unique beauty of nature. Many tourists and bikers from around the India visit here whole year. There are many tour and travels that offer deals to visit Spiti valley. You can get Shimla to Spiti valley tour package with these travels. Moreover, their deals are also very budget friendly. The below trip itinerary for Shimla to Spiti valley will be very helpful.

Shimla to Manali

Spiti valley is around 400 kms of distance from Shimla. Therefore, it will take 11 hours to reach there by road. You will need 2 days of travel to reach Spiti from Shimla. The first day will be for Shimla to Manali road trip. It is around 200 kms and will take around 6 hours to reach Manali. The road trip to Manali is also very thrilling in its own way. You will find many tunnels and scenic sights on the way to Manali. Moreover, there will be many food stalls alongside the road to eat.

Manali to Spiti valley

After reaching Manali, you will stay for the night and take rest. This other day will be for Manali to Spiti valley. It is around 180 kms from Manali to Spiti. Therefore, it will take approx 4 hours to reach Spiti. After breakfast at your Manali hotel, you will head to Spiti by road. The road trip to Spiti will also be very fun to experience. You will cross huge mountains one by one. Moreover, every turn will offer you scenic view of the sights. You will be reach Spiti in evening and take rest for overnight.

Spiti valley, Chandratal lake

This day of Spiti tour will be for Chandratal lake. It is one of the most scenic lake located in the Spiti valley. This lake is around 4300 meters above the sea level in the mighty Himalayas. It is on the Samundra Tapu plateau in the Lahaul region of Spiti district. The Chandratal lake is also the source of Chandra river. This lake got its name because of it being in crescent shape. You will also find this river keeps changing its colour whole day. Moreover, the sunlight on this lake make it seems crystal clear.

Gompas and other places of Spiti

Spiti valley has many sites to visit and explore the beauty. There are many Gompas, temples, wildlife parks and towns to visit. The Key Gompa is the most famous Tibetan Buddhist gompa of Lahaul and Spiti district. It is also very close to Spiti river and offers stunning views. This gompa is around 1000 years old and the oldest gompa in Spiti valley. There are also places like Kunzum pass and Suraj tak lake, known for their beauty. Moreover, you can visit Pin valley national park which is the cold desert reserve.


A trip to Spiti valley from Shimla is the best thing to experience. The road, climate, scenic views and high peaks will make your journey joyful. The above guide will help you to plan your trip from Shimla to Spiti. Moreover, you will know about the places and how you can reach Spiti district. There are also many hotels that will provide you very comfy stays in this valley.

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