Spiti means translated “Middle-land” as it is between the districts of Kinnaur and Lahaul. With an altitude starting from 3.000 m onwards, many buddhist monasteries, friendly people and dry climate it is quite similar to Ladakh. The capital is Kaza, a small market town with some accommodations. Another good place for overnights is Taboo with a unique 1.000 year old monastery which is still active. Either you start your journey from the South via Shimla, Sarahan, Sangla, Kalpa and Nako by car or you take the turn behind Rothang-Pass starting from Manali aand getting therefore access from the East. Earlier the road was sometimes blocked due to heavy landslides, but now they constructed a new routing at the delicate spot. Afterwards you can conrinue travelling to Ladakh or back to Delhi. Some people like to do this tour on motorbikes – for sure we offer this, too!
Next to interesting monasteries in Ki, Kungri and Dankar (here is also a museum) the pittouresque village of Kibber on 4.200 m welcomes you for a visit. Amchi (docotr of tibetan medicine, astrologer, cooking-class, field-work – there are many things to do to get better connected to Spiti-culture.
Sportive activity you can have with rafting on spiti-river or a cycling-tour for example from Kibber to Kaza (or better Kaza to Kibber :-)).
Trekking is mostly possible in combination with Ladakh or Manali. More and more popular is the 8-day-trek Kibber-Tsomoriri via Parang-la, for getting used to the altitude an better meeting of locals is the homestaytrek Dhankar-Langza a good option, a shorter trek to Himachal Pradesh is the Hampta-Pass Trek in 4 days (could be extended via Chandertal-Lake to Baralacha-la) and a special challenge is the Pin Parvati Trek from Parvati-Valley to Mudh.