Just a few hours north of Leh, Spiti valley is a wonderland for adventurers and explorers. It is filled with waterfalls, water bodies, peaks, valleys, and mountains.
Chandra Taal Lake is located in the Lahaul part of the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 14,100 ft. The lake remains frozen throughout the year. It is accessible only during June, July, August, and September.
A gigantic statue of Buddha guards the little hamlet of Langza. The statue holds utmost importance for the villagers as it is believed that the Buddha guards them against evil spirits. The golden statue is more than 1000 years old, and you can get the spectacle view at night, between 12AM to 1AM, during the star shower.
The snow-laden peaks of the Trans-Himalayas surround the small village of Giu. This village of 250 people has a famous resident: the self-mummified body of Lama Kambo or Sangha Tenzin. Lama Kambo continues to sit in a meditating posture, protecting the village of Giu.
The Key Monastery stands overlooking the Spiti Valley, located on top of a hill at an altitude of 13,668 ft. It is the largest and oldest monastery in Spiti valley and is a religious training center for lamas. Visiting here will give you a sense of peace by being surrounded by the lamas.
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