Here are the top 31 tourist attractions to see in Spiti Valley:

1. Chandratal Lake

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47 km
from city center
1 out of 31
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.

2. Key Monastery

3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
2 out of 31
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.

3. Kunzum Pass

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41 km
from city center
3 out of 31
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 with stunning view of the Chandra Bhaga ranges that surrounds it on the north sides with snow clapped peaks .Chandratal Lake is 7 km from Kunzum pass.

4. Pin Valley National Park

4.2 /5

31 km
from city center
4 out of 31
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

3.5 /5

83 km
from city center
5 out of 31
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.

6. Dhankar Monastery

3.5 /5

24 km
from city center
6 out of 31
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

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37 km
from city center
7 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Standing tall and strong at a dizzying height of 10,000 feet, the Tabo Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries located in the Tabo Village of Spiti Valley. In fact, it is the oldest monastery in India and the Himalayas that has been functioning continuously since its inception. This alluring monastery is renowned as the 'Ajanta of the Himalayas'. This is because the walls of the monastery are decorated with fascinating murals and ancient paintings, much like the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra.

8. Dhankar Lake

Must visit 3.5 /5

25 km
from city center
8 out of 31
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.

9. Kibber

3.2 /5

10 km
from city center
9 out of 31
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.

10. Baralacha La

3.2 /5

81 km
from city center
10 out of 31
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.

11. Pin Valley Park Trek

3.5 /5

31 km
from city center
11 out of 31
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 and a haven for adventurists with the Pin Valley Park Trek. Perched at an altitude ranging from 11,500 feet to 20,000 feet, Pin Valley Park was constituted as Wildlife Park in 1987. Apart from the abundance of wildlife, the Pin Valley Park Trek is characterised by natural scenic beauty that adorns the place. It snows for the most part of the year rendering the trek a thrilling and adventurous expedition. However, make sure you obtain the required permits. Also, foreign nations are not allowed inside the park.

12. Shopping in Spiti

3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 31
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.

13. Trilokinath Temple

3.2 /5

135 km
from city center
13 out of 31
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.

14. Treks in Spiti Valley

3.2 /5

15 km
from city center
14 out of 31
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.

15. Mountain Biking in Spiti

3.2 /5

0 km
from city center
15 out of 31
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.

16. Shashur Monastery

3.2 /5

101 km
from city center
16 out of 31
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.

17. Gandhola Monastery

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
17 out of 31
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.

18. Keylong Market

3.2 /5

101 km
from city center
18 out of 31
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.

19. Tayul Monastery

3.2 /5

98 km
from city center
19 out of 31
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.

20. Tangyud Monastery

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
20 out of 31
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.

21. Kardang Monastery

3.2 /5

101 km
from city center
21 out of 31
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.

22. Kungri Monastery

3.2 /5

23 km
from city center
22 out of 31
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.

23. Gue

23 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Gue is a small village in the Spiti Valley which is also known as the Mummy Village as it has a mummy of a monk which is placed inside a tomb. As per carbon dating, the mummy is 500 to 600 years old. It has been dressed in silk robes and is placed in a squatting position. It was discovered in the year 1975.

24. Rafting

24 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Rafting is one of the most thrilling things to do in Spiti. Riding the tides in the backdrop of emerald hills and lush greenery is an experience of a lifetime. You can try the activity in the Pin and Spiti rivers. This rafting activity covers a distance of 180 kms on an average.

25. Fossil Hunting

25 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Fossil Hunting is one activity unique to Spiti which is still not too popular. However, it is a a very exciting activity especially if you are a history or an archaeology enthusiast. There is a strong possibility that you will find one because the region in an around Langza and Hikkim is studded with fossils. If not, you will still find locals selling out these fossils which you can purchase to take back home as souvenirs.

26. Stargazing

26 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Stargazing is a unique experience that is especially enjoyable in the hills. And Spiti Valley is one such place where you can en-cash this surreal experience. On clear nights, you can see the night sky studded with millions of diamond like stars. While the activity is in itself, immensely peaceful, it is also a time to reminisce, and is surely going to be an experience of a lifetime for you.

27. Yak Safaris

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
27 out of 31
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.

28. Tibetan Shops

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
28 out of 31
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.

29. Thangka painting

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37 km
from city center
29 out of 31
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 in dry places so that it doesn't get affected by moisture . The painting depicts a Buddhist deity or a scene.

30. Sarchu

4 km
from city center
30 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Sarchu, which lies in the border of Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh is usually chosen as an overnight stop for people who travel along the Leh-Manali Highway. It is at a distance of 222 kilometres from Manali and 252 kilometres from Leh.

31. Tashigang

1,413 km
from city center
31 out of 31
places to visit in Spiti Valley

Situated in the Sutlej river valley near the India- Tibet border, Tashigang is a quaint little village in Himachal Pradesh which is also the highest point in the Spiti Valley. Perched at an altitude of 4650 m, the village has just over four homes with a meagre population of 6 families and around 40 people in all. Boasting of gorgeous mountain views and narrow winding roads, the pristine hamlet offers peace and quiet like no place else.

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