Spiti in cold weather is a very different beast than Spiti in summer. The enormous mountains, deep terrains, stretches of desolate landforms, and spots of green are completely engulfed in a layer of snow. It’s a sea pure white that stretches as far as the eye can see. Such is the enthralling spectacle that you will run out of power and memory card space in your camera, but not of the desire to take photographs.
When there isn’t much to do in Spiti in the winter, it’s incredible to be able to interact with the locals, enjoy delicious Spitian cuisine, and learn to live life on your own terms.The frozen world appears to be a great charm. Rivers, rivulets, and waterfalls calm down and become even more lovely. While the bones get chilly and numb, the spirit receives a loving warm hug from the surrounding lovely landscapes. Ki and Dhankar monasteries appear to be right out of a postcard, and the gorgeous valley in Himachal flanked by Ladakh and China is an enticing possibility.
With heavy snow and a little temperature drop, the conditions are not conducive to living a pleasant life inside the valley. The roads get slippery, and travelling without the assistance of a native is quite difficult.
Winter in Spiti is best experienced between October and March. While the temperature averages approximately 8 degrees Centigrade during the day, the mercury drops to -10 degrees at night, when snowfall is at its peak. From October through December, there is little sunshine, but the weather is typically gloomy and foggy, with lots of snowfall. Occasionally, between December and January, the temperature drops below -30 degrees Celsius at night.
Things to do in spiti valley:
To be honest, there isn’t much to do. Getting to Spiti in the winter is an experience in and of itself. If you can handle sub-zero temps, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While there aren’t many alternatives for exploration, you may always arrange an adventure trip or expedition. Camping under harsh conditions will only educate you a few things about survival in less travelled terrains. Here are some things to consider while considering a winter vacation to Spiti.
Trekking and Camping
Climbing a frozen waterfall
Observing a snow leopard
The actual issue is getting to Spiti in the winter. And when travelling to Spiti, considerable caution is required. The journey from Manali is in fact difficult and hazardous. Travelling in those difficult conditions takes a great deal of experience, competence, and understanding. If you’re wondering how to reach Spiti in winter, take the route between Manali to Spiti through Rohtang Pass.
By air: Comparable Airport is the nearest airport to Spiti. To go to Spiti, you must travel by road from there. Private automobiles are mostly accessible between Bhuntar towards Spiti via Manali.
By road: Since there is no rail service in the valley, the only way to get to Spiti in the winter is by car. Travelling to Spiti during winter by car is not recommended due to the fact that most roads are closed. The road is choked with a heavy layer of snow, making driving more difficult. Expect abnormalities in public transportation, as well as a surplus of private automobiles.
Climatic conditions in high altitudes differ from those in the lowlands; it is recommended that you allow enough time to acclimate to high altitudes.
Before embarking on the tour, consult with your doctor. During the tour, have basic medicines or first kit on hand.
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