Surreal Spiti - FAQs and Things you need to know.Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Spiti is part of the combined districts of Lahaul and Spiti located in northern most part of Himachal Pradesh sharing the Indo – Tibetan Border. To the north of Lahaul & Spiti lies Ladakh, to the west lies Chamba and Kulu districts and to the south lies Kinnaur.
You can reach Spiti only through roadways or on foot, trekking. One route joins Manali with Spiti and the same route extends down via Kinnaur to Shimla. So you can either reach Manali and head to Spiti or reach Shimla and head upwards to Spiti.
While Indians do not need inner line permits, I believe foreigners will have to take one at Reckong Peo.
Quite similar to Ladakh, the sun will be hot while the winds can be cool. Nights do get very cold.
The road from Rohtang and Kunzum is open only for a short duration(June - September) of time due to snowfall. The valley stays cutoff from Manali side rest of the time while the road from Shimla is open all through the year since it does not cross any pass.
Happy tripping! :)
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