Spiti Valley: All About the Cold Desert with Warm Hospitality

A comprehensive guide for touring Spiti Valley for backpackers and budget travellers including information on routes, top places to see, things to do, offbeat places, homestays, hostels, public transport, etc.

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Dhankar Monastery: An Unexpected Hike

To reach Dhankar on public transport, catch the Kaza to Peo bus at around 7.30 AM and reach Sichling in an hour. If coming from Tabo, look for Sumdo-Kaza bus, which reaches Tabo at around 9.30-10 AM. That should also leave you at Sichling in an hour. From Sichling, hitchhike or just hike for 8 KMs to Dhankar.

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Kaza: One for the Underdog

All you need to know about Kaza, Spiti, including the geography of the town, bus timings from Shimla, Peo, and Manali, homestays, hotels, and hostels, what to see, and what to buy from one of the remotest towns in Himachal Pradesh.

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Kibber: My First Encounter with Acute Mountain Sickness

So, the car started soon and rushed past the famous Key Monastery in no time. But as it did so, I was beginning to feel a little awkward, so much so that I was not longer enjoying the marvellous landscapes unfurling in front of my eyes, nor did I feel like taking photographs.

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