Posts Tagged With: How to reach Spiti Valley

Super Seven things about Spiti Valley :) :)

Traveling to Spiti? Things you must know, before you go!!

Spiti Valley is one incredible destination that offers variety to your travel experience in myriad ways. The road trip, the distance, the desert valley, the warm culture will evoke emotions never felt before !!!

Though the journey to Spiti is challenging, the good part is that mostly necessary stuff is available at intervals, you will encounter markets while crossing small towns and you will find food, snacks, milk, pay phone and other important things you might need. You will not find any food joints / dhabas / hotels for long stretches of the journey hence it is advisable to carry some munching stuff to keep hunger pangs at bay.

DSC_0565.JPG

Landscape view of Spiti Valley while on the way to Kibber Village #UntraveledSpiti

Wherever you go, it’s good to do research and have critical information handy, so here we share the first hand information and our experiences that will certainly help before/while planning a road trip to the wonderland called Spiti Valley. Read How to reach Spiti Valley

Continue reading

Categories: Adventure, Spiti Valley, Tour Spiti, Travel Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

The road that leads to Spiti Valley (I)

“Spiti Valley is the land defined as God’s abode”, this place is as unique and spectacular as it’s name. Spiti is a desert mountain valley – the middle land between Tibet and India.

We did a road trip to this magical place  in April 2016 with our 11 months old little love in tow. We covered the region in 10 – 11 days by our i10 Sportz 🙂

We took Shimla route (Firstly to keep ‘Acute Mountain Sickness’ at bay and secondly the Manali route was closed). Actually Shimla route helps the human body to acclimatize to the high altitudes in Spiti region. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can really disturb your vacation, no body likes falling sick on a holiday!!!  Read ‘How to reach Spiti‘.

We have captured shots of roads till Spiti Valley, these awe-inspiring and formidable views will give our readers and fellow travelers a fair idea of scenic route via Kinnaur route; the National Highway 22 (NH -22) and the Hindustan Tibet Road.

DSC_0158.JPG

The road that leads to Spiti Valley – Shot while crossing Rampur

Road Cond1

The road that leads to Spiti Valley via Kinnaur and National Highway – 22

Road Cond

And the thrill continues with hairpin bends, broken fences and narrow dimensions on NH-22. We also came across a lot of monster faces carved naturally in the mountains.

Natural Waterfall.jpg

Encountered natural waterfalls at so many places, it felt great as the weather was otherwise very dry and harsh.

Post Tapri

The road right after crossing Tapri, the stretch becomes worst during rains.The patch becomes even riskier ahead but we could not capture that while driving.  It was drizzling the day we crossed this patch and it was slippery with all the mud on the narrow lane!!! Thankfully it’s a small stretch 🙂

The roads are known to have frequent landslides and patches with shooting stones. There are sign boards to inform the travelers at every dangerous place.These are managed by Border Roads Organization (BRO), hats off to BRO for doing a tremendous job. All the roads are two way roads it gets really scary when truck or huge bus crosses your vehicle. However, all the roads are mostly well maintained.

This series will continue to include more pictures of this amazing route from our recent Road Trip to Wonderland.

Happy Exploring!!!

The Road that leads to Spiti Valley (II)

The Road that leads to Spiti Valley (III)

 

 

 

Categories: Adventure, India, Offbeat Travel, Photography, Road Trip, Spiti Valley, Tour Spiti | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Traveling to Spiti Valley

Reaching Spiti Valley

“Spiti Valley is the land defined as God’s abode”, this place is as unique and spectacular as it’s name. The wonderland is so beautiful that we decided to dedicate a segment to it on our blog.

Spiti Panor.jpg

That is just a glimpse of the wonderland, Untraveled Routes will soon be sharing more pictures and all the required travel details 🙂

We, as in me, Ashish (my soulmate) with our 11 months old little love in tow did an epic road trip to Spiti Valley in April 2016. We covered the region in 10 – 11 days by our i10 🙂 and Ashish did the heroic task of driving throughout. I will be gradually sharing all the details right here in this section.

The only way to witness the beauty of this place is by road.The transcendent roads are something you would have never seen or experienced before. These roads are touted as one of the most treacherous and dangerous in the world. The NH 22 will drive you insane for lot of reasons but you’ll love the adrenaline rush and thrill.

There are two main ways to reach – https://untraveledroutes.wordpress.com/transcendent-spiti/

Kindly continue reading on the mentioned link…. Cheers

Categories: Adventure, Himachal, Manali, Shimla, Spiti Valley, Travel Experience | Tags: , , | 6 Comments

Blog at WordPress.com.