How to reach Lahaul and Spiti Valley?
Lahaul Spiti Valley can be reach by two routes one from Manali to Spiti Valley via Rohtang Pass, Chandratal Lake and Kunzum Pass and other one is Chandigarh to Spiti Valley via Shimla – Sarahan- Sangla – Nako – Tabo – Kaza. These two routes are beautiful and full of adventure. Now depending upon the no. of days you have you can decide which route you want to opt for. If you are driving yourself then we recommend that you take only SUV and avoid Hatchback cars to Spiti Valley.
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How to reach Spiti Valley from Manali by Road?
To reach Spiti Valley from Manali you have to start early and take the Manali to Rohtang Road, you will also require the necessary permit from Manali Administration which can obtained online from Rohtang Pass Permit Online Read details How to get Rohtang Pass Permit Lahaul and Spiti are two regions of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
Lahaul can be reached from Manali, with the road leading to Keylong. Keylong is also the district headquarters of Lahaul. You will have to cross Rohtang Pass to reach Keylong and this road remains closed between November and May due to snowfall.
Spiti Valley can be reached by taking the Gramphu Kunzum Kaza Road which is around 140 Kms. Road condition from Gramphu to Kunzum pass is very bad conditions once you cross Kunzum Pass you will find much better conditions roads. Kaza is the largest city of Spiti Valley and other important places of interest in Spiti Valley are Kibber, Ki Monastery, Tabo, Komic, Langza, Demul, Dhankar Monastery to name a few. Kibber serves the base of Kanamo Peak Trek and also famous for Snow Leopard during Winter Spiti Tour.
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How to reach Spiti Valley from Shimla by Road?
Road trip from Shimla to Spiti Valley will takes you to the most scenic places and get to stay in unique home stays of Spiti Valley. The Highway NH22 takes you to the most beautiful village of Himachal Pradesh of Sangla Valley, Nako and leads straight to Tabo in Spiti Valley. It is a 10 hour Spiti Road best to be done in two or three breaks to enjoy the entire journey and also some roads are closed during the winters.
The valley is connected by road to the rest of Himachal Pradesh and other nearby states from between May and November. Regular buses ply from Manali across the Rohtang Pass to enter Lahaul and connect to Keylong as well.
Lahaul is on the route to Leh along the National Highway from Manali. Buses and taxis connect Spiti to Manali across the Kunzum La pass.
Nearest Railway Station to Spiti Valley
The closest Railway station is Chandigarh. From Chandigarh, you can reach Lahaul via Manali and Spiti via Shimla by road. The journey by road would be an approximate of 5 and 9 hours respectively. Alternatively, one can also reach Shimla by train and then take a cab for the onward journey.
Nearest Airport to Spiti Valley
The nearest airport to the Lahaul and Spiti Valley is the Bhunter Airport in Kullu. Air India is the major service provider here and has regular flights connecting Kullu to large cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla. The airport is situated at a distance of 160 kilometers from Keylong. From the airport, Manali lies at a distance of 40 kilometers. From Manali, the valley can be reached in 6 hours by road via taxi or bus. The route passes through Rohtang pass and leads to Keylong.