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Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Spiti Valley:

1. Chandratal Lake

Chandratal Lake

4.2

47 kms
from city center

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1 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Chandratal, literally translating into Moon Lake, gets its name from its crescent shape. Located at a distance of 7-8 km from Kunzum Pass, the lake is a major attraction for photographers and adventure seekers.

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2. Key Monastery

Key Monastery

3.6

6 kms
from city center

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2 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

It is one of the biggest and oldest Monasteries in Spiti and hence is the most important tourist destination in this region. It enshrines idols of Buddha in Dhyana position and also has a collection of ancient books and murals.

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3. Kunzum Pass

Kunzum Pass

4.3

41 kms
from city center

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3 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Its a high mountain pass situated on the eastern Kunzum Range. The pass connects the Kullu and Lahaul Valley with the Spiti Valley .It can be reached from Kaza . From here, a trek of 9km is also there for the visitors to the Moon Lake of the Chandratal . The valley top offers a picturesque landscape...

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4. Pin Valley National Park

Pin Valley National Park

4.2

31 kms
from city center

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4 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Set amidst semi-frozen rivers in the Pin Valley, this national park is home to the rare species of famous Himalayan snow leopards and their prey, the Ibex.

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5. Suraj Tal Lake

Suraj Tal Lake

3.5

83 kms
from city center

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5 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Just below the Baralacha pass, is a lake, one should not moss while here, especially if they are into photography. The Suraj Tal, is one of the most dream-like and photogenic lakes.

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6. Dhankar Monastery

Dhankar Monastery

3.5

24 kms
from city center

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6 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

This Monastery is situated on a cliff between Kaza and Tabo. An amazing view of the Spiti river can be seen from here. This Monastery has a statue of 'Vairocharan' displaying four statues of Buddha seated in the 4 directions, along with ancient paintings, murals and texts.

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7. Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery

4.2

37 kms
from city center

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7 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Standing tall and strong at a dizzying height of 10,000 feet, the Tabo Monastery is a testimony to the innate beauty and elegance of the Buddhist culture. It was established over a millennia ago in 996 A.D. and is one of the oldest monasteries of the Trans-Himalayan region. In fact, it is the oldest...

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8. Dhankar Lake

Dhankar Lake

3.5

25 kms
from city center

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8 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

At a distance of 5 km from the Dhankar monastery that sits dangerously on a cliff, lies the Dhankar lake on the other side of the mountain. It takes about an hour to reach the lake after following a well marked trail from the monastery.

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9. Kibber

Kibber

3.2

10 kms
from city center

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9 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Locally known as Khyipur, Kibber at an altitude of 4205m above sea level is one of the highest villages in the world. One can spend a day at the rest houses here, with the mountains watching over.

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10. Baralacha Pass

Baralacha Pass

3.2

81 kms
from city center

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10 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Baralacha La or Baralacha pass, means a pass where various roads meet. The pass serves as a connecting point between Lahaul and Ladakh and looks over three valleys which meet at a height of over 16,000 ft.

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11. Pin Valley Park Trek

Pin Valley Park Trek

3.5

31 kms
from city center

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11 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Nestled amid the cold desert region of Lahaul and Spiti district, Pin Valley National Park is a paradise for nature lovers.

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12. Yak Safaris

Yak Safaris

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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12 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Yak and Horse Safaris are the best and some of the most popular and loved ways to explore this region.

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13. City Shopping

City Shopping

3.0

4 kms
from city center

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13 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Being a lesser-known as a typical holiday destination, the tourism sector in Lahaul and Spiti is not well-developed and finding shops for souvenirs would be difficult here. However there is a special variety of tea here known as the Spiti tea which is claimed to slows down ageing as per the locals.

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14. Thangka painting

Thangka painting

3.7

37 kms
from city center

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14 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Thangka painting is a Buddhist painting made on cotton and silk .When they are not used for display, they are rolled and kept on a textile backing which look like Chinese scroll paintings, with a silk cover . They can last for a long time . But they are of delecate nature, that's why they are kept i...

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15. Trilokinath Temple

Trilokinath Temple

3.2

135 kms
from city center

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15 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Trilokinath Temple holds religious significance amongst both Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus. The temple is situated on a cliff at the end of a street in the Tunde village. The three day Pauri festival during August makes it a good time to visit the temple.

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16. Trekking

Trekking

3.2

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16 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Spiti is the haven for adventure seekers and trekkers as it offers treks through some of the most unseen, dream-like landscapes, watched over by majestic sceneries.

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17. Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

3.2

0 kms
from city center

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17 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Being in the trans-Himalayan Region, the terrain of Spiti is the most favorable for Mountain Biking and features toward the top on the list of any Mountain Biker.

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18. Tibetan Shops

Tibetan Shops

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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18 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

There are a number of Tibetan shops here, where one can shop for gems and jewellery, local ornaments, semi-precious stones as well as ceramic utensils.

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19. Shashur Monastery

Shashur Monastery

3.2

101 kms
from city center

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19 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Shashur Monastery, derives its name from the blue pines that surround it. It is a three-storey structure located at a distance of 35-40 km from Manali.

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20. Gandhola Monastery

Gandhola Monastery

3.2

6 kms
from city center

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20 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

The monastery is famous for its wooden idols, which stand pout from the clay idols found in all other monasteries. The monastery is founded by Padma Sambhava and is over 800 years old.

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21. Co-operative society run shops in Keylong

Co-operative society run shops in Keylong

3.2

101 kms
from city center

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21 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

The Keylong Market offers plethora of choices including woolen shawls, mufflers, stoles, baby shawls, ponchos, and caps among other items either made from Angoora or Pashmina yarn. Don't forget to bargain for the best prices.

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22. Tayul Monastery

Tayul Monastery

3.2

98 kms
from city center

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22 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Tayul Monastery houses the biggest statue of Padma Sambhava, about 12 ft. tall, in his two manifestations as Singhmukha and Vajravarahi. The Gompa also has a hundred million mani wheels, which are supposed to open the minds of visitors to the compassion of Lord.

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23. Tangyud Monastery

Tangyud Monastery

3.2

4 kms
from city center

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23 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Tangyud resembles a fortified castle with enormous and overlooking mud walls and battlements. Built on the edge of a deep canyon, Tangyud is one of the only two monasteries belonging to the Sakya sect in Spiti.

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24. Kardang Monastery

Kardang Monastery

3.2

101 kms
from city center

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24 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Kardang Monastery is located in the scenic landscape among the greenery, mountains and across the Bhaga river. It is close to Keylong, a small town in Himachal. You can see the magnificent white building adorned with prayer flags from a distance.

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25. Kungri Monastery

Kungri Monastery

3.2

23 kms
from city center

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25 out of 25
Places To Visit in Spiti Valley

Located in the Pin Valley, overlooking the picturesque backdrop, Kungri Gompa is the second oldest monastery in Spiti valley and the only one following Nyingmapa Buddhism.

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