Exploring the Best of Spiti Valley by Car

Posted by Pallavi Sharma
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Posted on July 6th, 2020

A road trip by car gives you the perfect opportunity to discover changing landscapes, explore novel cultures, meet different people, and relish new cuisines. And when the road trip is to a picture-perfect destination like Spiti Valley, it works as an icing on the cake. Nestled in Himachal Pradesh, bordered by Tibet, Spiti Valley is a nature’s paradise. You will find a blend of Indian culture as well as Tibetan beliefs in the aura of this charismatic place. You will find people chanting prayers, flags swaying over Buddhist monasteries, and the influence of Buddhist spirituality in the peaceful way of living and routine conventions of this beautiful valley. Plan a beautiful trip to this ethereal location and explore the best of Spiti Valley by car with Rental Tempo Travellers. 

Approaching Spiti Valley from Delhi

There are two possible routes from Delhi to Spiti Valley. You can either take the trail from Delhi via Shimla or take a trip from Delhi via Manali to Spiti Valley. The previous route has better, well-maintained roads. However, you may need to cross some dirty, slushy routes to reach Spiti Valley after crossing Shimla. Take this trail if you are travelling with family and kids. The latter is an off-the-beaten trail more suitable for adventure seekers. This road is dangerous and patchy. Plus, there are high risks of landslides. Take this trail if you are on a road trip with adrenaline junkie friends and need an adventurous uplifting during travel. 

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Best Places to Explore in Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley has some of the most outstanding tourist locations and must-visit stopovers. Here are some places you must visit and things you must do on a road trip to Spiti Valley:

Stay Overnight at Sangla

When you take the route from Delhi to Shimla, you will travel through Narkanda and Kufri. From here, you may descend towards Sutlej Valley. It is a wonderful place full of scenic vistas. Alternatively, you may tread towards Rampur for a brief stopover on the Indo-Tibet highway. You will also witness some remarkable and huge hydroelectric projects as you move through the district of Kinnaur. Sangla is a picturesque place that calls for a warm overnight stay during your journey.

Explore Kalpa 

Head straight to Chitkul best known as the last village leading up to Tibet. Capture alluring views of the Pines near the Baspa River. Pay homage to the famous Mata Mandir. Capture mesmerizing views of the Kinnaur Kailash range moving towards Karcham to Kalpa. The range is named so because of the 70-foot-high rock that resembles a Shivalinga.

Meander Through the Colorful Markets in Kaza

Kaza is a popular stopover for tourists seeking local cuisines, traditional artefacts, and pleasing vistas. Enrich your road trip experience by connecting with the locals, understanding their ways of life, and appreciating their unique culture. As you move further towards Hikkim, you will witness the world’s biggest post office. Admire the mystical snow-capped peaks and the largest Buddha statue in Langza. On your way to Manali, you can capture fascinating views of the Chandra Tal Lake. Traverse through the iconic Kibber Chicham Bridge. Capture spectacular views of the Moon Lake from the Chandrabha ranges.

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Take a Stopover in Manali

Explore the exotic beauty, lovely mountain peaks, and astounding Buddhist temples in Manali. Trek along Narkanda to reach the tallest Hatu peak. Explore the highly admired and famous Chitkul farms. Do not miss a visit to the Bering Nag temple and the Tibetan wood carving centre. View the beautiful mountains of Kalpa and get some fresh apples from the apple orchards at Chakka village. Kufri is a popular honeymoon destination also famous for enthralling activities like ice skating. Admire enchanting views as you ski over the frozen snow. 

Amazing Road Trips to Spiti Valley by Car From Rental Tempo Travellers

The desert mountain valley of Spiti receives numerous visitors each year. If you are also planning a journey to Spiti Valley, then book a tour by car from Rental Tempo Travellers. We provide several fascinating, budget-friendly tour packages from Delhi to Spiti Valley by car. Explore our package listings to find out a tour that works best for you. Connect with our tour operators for customized tours. 

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A journey to Spiti Valley is challenging because you may not find any petrol pump for miles. Plus, there will be low oxygen levels on the high altitudes. Therefore, we recommend travelling with an experienced driver from a reputable tour operator like Rental Tempo Travellers. Plan an unforgettable journey with us to Spiti Valley through rugged landscapes, amusing villages, and mesmerizing old monastic complexes. You may reach Spiti Valley by road via Shimla at any time of the year. However, the route to Spiti Valley through Manali opens only in July when the Rohtang and Kunzum roads are open for driving.


Q1. Do I need a special permit to visit Spiti Valley?

Ans. Only non-resident Indians require a special permit to visit Spiti Valley. India passengers visiting Spiti Valley from Delhi only need to undergo regular inquiry.

Q2. How will the temperature vary as we drive from Delhi to Spiti Valley?

Ans. You can expect temperatures between 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime and 18 to 20 degrees during the night in summer. Daytime temperatures fall between 11 to 13 degrees and between 12 to 22 degrees during nights in winter.

Q3. What type of accommodation options can I expect in Spiti Valley?

Ans. You can book rooms in hotels and lodges. You can book your accommodation when you confirm your trip with us. For more inquiries, contact our 24×7 customer care or mail your queries to our tour operators.

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