What is the best time to visit Spiti Valley?

The best time to visit Spiti is from March to June. The ones who are into a relaxing vacation should visit Spiti during this season when the temperature ranges from 0 - 15-degree Celcius, which starts from March and lasts until June. Winters in Spiti are for the daring. The road connectivity is unreliable during the winters with Manali-Kaza highway being cut-off. The snow leopard expedition is one activity that takes the cake during this season. It is best to avoid planning a trip to Spiti during the monsoon months (July- September), since the continuous heavy rainfall, followed by landslides and slippery roads, may spoil your holiday mood to a great extent.

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Monthly Weather in Spiti Valley

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January -9°/ -20° 8 days
February -6°/ -19° 2 days
March -3°/ -15° 8 days
April 2°/ -11° 7 days
May 6°/ -7° 6 days
June 10°/ -2° 5 days
July 14°/ 5° 6 days
August 16°/ 6° 6 days
September 15°/ 3° 1 days
October 6°/ -6° 2 days
November -1°/ -12° 6 days
December -7°/ -19° 3 days

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Spiti Valley in Summer (March - June)

This is the best time to take a trip to Spiti if you wish to explore the place and visit as many tourist attractions as you can. The months between March and June experience a pleasant climatic condition, with temperatures that rarely drop below 15 degree Celsius. Outdoor activities like trekking, camping, mountain biking, and hiking are quite popular at this time. If you are looking for tourist attractions to visit, make sure to include Chandralal Lake, Kunzum Pass, Pin Valley National Park, Dhankar Monastery, Baralacha Pass, and Trilokinath Temple to your itinerary.
Lahaul Spiti Leh Ladakh
Lahaul Spiti Leh Ladakh

Spiti Valley in Monsoon (July - September)

It is best to avoid a trip to Spiti Valley in the monsoon season, which falls between July and September. The incessant torrential rainfall coupled with dangerous landslides does not exactly make a good pair. The temperature ranges from 13 degree Celsius to 27 degree Celsius. Most of the roads also remain inhospitable owing to the natural calamities.
A view of mountains and Spiti river in himachal pradesh
A view of mountains and Spiti river in himachal pradesh

Spiti Valley in Winter (October - February)

Visiting Spiti in winter is a challenge in itself, but if you do, be prepared for experiencing one of the most amazing adventures which shall lead to you reiterating it to others for years to come. Apart from its natural, magical beauty and the plethora of adrenaline-inducing quests, Spiti is also home to one of the most exciting events ? the snow leopard expedition. Ruling the peaks of the realms of the mighty Himalayas, the swift and stealthy snow leopard roams around the region like a grey ghost. Often found to reside at high altitudes, these predators are fascinating felines, and spotting one in its natural habitat is an experience that shall inevitably stay with you for the rest of your life! Living in solitude for a significant portion of the year, this endangered, regal animal comes out of its cave in the winter months to seek food and warmth. As the temperature reaches plummeting down till it drops beyond the freezing point, the herbivores residing in the Spiti Valley descend to look for something to eat and drink and closely following suit of its prey, so does their strikingly beautiful predator. In addition to the sight of the majestic carnivore, be prepared to spot the Bharal (blue sheep), Ibex, and the Himalayan Wolf.

Since most of the roads in Spiti are blocked and inhospitable during the winter months, and it is quite unsafe overall to visit Spiti from October to January, it is best to set out for this extraordinary experience in February. To be specific, the second week of this month is a great time to start on this adventure. The temperatures in Spiti during winter remain between -4 degree Celsius and 20 degree Celsius.
Spiti - Himachal Pradesh
Spiti - Himachal Pradesh

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Activity: Mountain Biking

July - September

Among the highest biking tours in the world, experience the surreal beauty of the Spiti Valley, while being one with nature, on the back of a mountain bike

Pauri Fair

21st August

A combination of festive and pilgrimage activities, this fest is celebrated every year in the third week of August. People of different castes and creed gather here to take part in it. Prayers and rit (Read More)uals are offered to Triloknath (Shiva Lord of Three Worlds) or Avolokiteshvara as it is regarded by Buddhists. Folk dances and temple processions also form a part if this fest.

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