10 Reasons Why The Breathtaking Valley Of Spiti is A Mecca For Mountain Lovers

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” - John Muir

1. It's 13,800 square kilometers of untamed land.

2. There are dozens of lakes neatly tucked away in the valley for you to discover. 

3. You can get a glorious view of the Milky Way at Pin Valley. 

4. Pin Valley is also known as the land of Buchen Llamas, who are revered by the locals, and worshipped to drive out evil. 

5. It has a beautiful monastery amidst the mountains that dates back to 996 AD.

6. In fact, this is just one of many monasteries in Spiti. It is considered to be the centre of Buddhism, which makes it a perfect place for some soul-searching. 

7. Spiti valley is also home to the highest motorable village in Asia. Komic is a scenic village where the temperature dips to -30 degrees Celsius. 

8. For a place which is scarcely inhabited, Spiti has plenty of home stays.

9. Heard of a Yak Safari? That's another thing you can look forward to in Spiti Valley. 

10. If you can brave the weather, and have a taste for adventure, then the Spiti river is perfect for rafting. 


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