10 Surreal Places In The Lahaul & Spiti Valley To Visit In June

The rocky and rugged terrain land of Lahaul & Spiti attracts travelers from far and wide. This picturesque mountain district features deep gorges, landscapes, and azure lakes amid the vast wilderness. The ideal time to visit Lahaul Spiti valley is during the summer from June to September.

You can book your stay at Spiti valley hotels while planning for any nearby treks. Spiti valley hotels offer attractive discounts to larger groups. Wondering about a safe travel experience to Lahaul & Spiti valley? Book Oyo hotels that are adhering to all W.H.O guidelines to ensure a safe stay for all their guests. 

Check out these surreal places to explore in Lahaul & Spiti valley:

  1. Camping by the Chandratal Lake

An idyllic spot for campers and trekkers, Chandratal Lake is one of the most scenic lakes at an elevation of 4300 m in the lap of the Himalayan mountain ranges. This pristine lake overlooks the Chandra River which is on the Samudra Tapu plateau. The name “Chandra Taal” resembles the crescent shape of the moon. As a chosen abode for Tibetan traders traveling to Spiti and the Kullu valley, the Chandratal lake attracts thousands of adventure lovers from across the world.

Observe the colour of water morph to myriad shades of turquoise to orange to azure. Enjoy picking some wildflowers along the way while treating your eyes with the sprawling stretches of green meadows. If you are an adventure seeker, you can trek from Batal to Chandratal to enjoy the captivating mountain views. Spend some moments in silence while soaking in the tranquility of the surroundings of Chandratal Lake.

You can book top hotels in Manali which is a popular base camp while trekking to the Chandratal lake.

Book your stay at the top hotels in Manali in advance to avail attractive discounts during the summer months.

  1. Go mountain biking to the Kunzum Pass

Kunzum-Pass
A paradise for bikers, Kunzum Pass is one of the highest motorable mountain passes of India, located at an elevation of 4,551m above sea level. The Kunzum Pass serves as a gateway to the picturesque Lahaul and Spiti valley. You can plan an adventurous bike ride to the Kunzum Pass from Manali which is 122 km away.

You can book your stay at budget hotels in Manali while planning your bike ride to the Kunzum Pass.

Book your stay in advance, as most of the budget hotels in Manali tend to get overcrowded during the peak travel season.

Enjoy a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the Bara- Shigri Glacier perched on the Chandrabhaga Range overlooking the Spiti valley. Capture some unforgettable photographs of the Kunzum Pass on your DSLR.

  1. Explore the quaint hamlet of Komik

Komik is the world’s highest village with a road located in the Spiti valley. This small village at an altitude of 18000 feet above sea level is around 20 km from Kaza. The quaint village of Komik is the ultimate dream of every trekker and camper. However, the weather conditions can be harsh and the trek can be physically straining. You can book Shimla hotel room while planning a trek to this picturesque village.

Book your stay at Shimla hotel room in advance as it gets overcrowded during the peak travel season.

When to visit: March to June

Nearest railroad: Shimla Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Murcia Airport

Activities: camping, trekking, hiking

  1. Capture some spectacular photos of the Suraj Tal

Suraj-Tal
One of the picturesque lakes in Spiti valley, Suraj Tal is a favorite spot for ardent trekkers and photographers. Visit during the summer months of May to October, to witness the stunning colours of the lake and panoramic surroundings.

Preferred time: May through October

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: camping, trekking, sightseeing, photography

  1. Trek to the high-altitude Dhankar Lake

Trek to this stunning Dhankar or Sar Kund Lake perched at an altitude of 4270 m. This trek can be slightly challenging for beginner trekkers. However, the heavenly views of the mountains and pristine lake will revive your weariness of the trek.

When to visit: May to September

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: Photography, Sightseeing

  1. Bask in the captivating views of Pir Panjal range across Baralacha Pass

The Baralacha pass acts as a nexus for the hilly roads between Lahaul and Ladakh. A haven for adventure lovers, Baralacha Pass can be reached via Manali-Leh Highway in Zanskar.

Witness the majestic intersection of the Pir Panjal and Zanskar ranges with the picturesque Bhaga and Yunam rivers.

Baralacha Pass is an ideal spot for a myriad of adventure activities like camping, trekking, and mountain biking. If you are planning a Leh Ladakh trip via road, make a stop at the Baralacha Pass on your way.

When to visit: April to October

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: camping, biking, trekking

  1. Explore indigenous flora & flora at Pin Valley National Park

Pin Valley National Park is a bio reserve of endangered flora and fauna species, which makes it one of the must-visit places in the Spiti valley.

Be awestruck at the snow leopards and Siberian ibex roaming around in the Park’s sprawling reserve. Explore the medicinal herbs, cedar, and deodar trees surrounding the Pin Valley National Park.

When to visit: July to October

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: Explore flora and fauna, wildlife.

  1. Explore the picturesque village of Kibber

Explore this picturesque hilly hamlet, Kibber on your next summer trip to the Lahaul and Spiti valley. Plan an enthralling adventure trek with your friends to Kibber this summer.

Kibber is a tiny village located at an altitude of 4205 m, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding rugged landscape. Kibber is a popular stop if you are trekking to the Spiti valley.

When to visit: May to July

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: Explore local culture

  1. Explore the untouched natural beauty of Losar

Located next to the Indo-Chinese border, Losar is a rustic village conflux of Losar and Peeno streams. Untouched by mainstream tourism, Losar is a beautiful village to explore in the Spiti valley. Lodging and food options are limited but available on request. However, the natural beauty of the village makes up for the dearth of comfort and convenience. Bask in the spectacular views, listen to the sounds of the gushing mountain streams, and explore cascading waterfalls surrounding this hamlet.

When to visit: Summer- March to June, Winter- October to November

Nearest railroad: Joginder Nagar Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar Airport

Activities: A view of the Indo-Chinese border. Explore local food and culture.

  1. Plan a camping trip at Darcha

A camper’s paradise, Darcha is the home to 300 inhabitants in the Spiti valley. Explore a simple lifestyle in this secluded little hamlet in the lap of the Himalayas. Wake up to majestic valley views and enjoy local cuisine during your stay at Darcha.

When to visit: March to June

Nearest railroad: Shimla Railway Station

Nearest airstrip: Bhuntar airport

Activities: Photography, Trekking

These are some of the scenic spots to explore in the Lahaul and Spiti valley on your next summer trip.

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