Here’s How To Plan A Budget Trip To Himachal’s Spiti Valley

by Khushi Rastogi
by Khushi Rastogi 208

Want to beat this summer but you’re on a budget? Spiti Valley is the right option for you. The name ‘Spiti’ means ‘the middle land’ i.e. the land between Tibet and India. Regions in the mountains are often expensive owing to limited local resources and the overall difficult lifestyle of the natives. Not to forget emergency travel budget situations arising due to the unpredictable weather. Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Spiti Valley is home to enchanting monasteries, snow-capped mountains, the pristine Spiti River and clear skies that boast of countless stars. It is also home to the Moon Lake or Chandratal Lake as the locals call it.

Mode Of Traveling To Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley, travelers mostly commute either by privately hired taxis or by finding travel partners and sharing the cost with them or riding rented bikes from Manali or ultimately self-drive on their bikes or cars. All these options will present you with different costs of the trip.

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Budget Stay In Spiti

Tabo, Palkit Homestay: You can stay in Tabo at ‘Palkit Homestay’. It is a very cosy and beautiful homestay runs by the locals. It has very comfortable rooms with all the facilities. It is on the left-hand side of the old monastery, Tabo. You can witness breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains from the windows.

 

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Must-Try, Cost-Effective Local Cuisine In Spiti

Tibetan dishes are the norm: Thukpa, Kyu, Thentuk, Momos, Tsampa, Churpe, steamed dumplings, and Chiltas. The cooks will make a fair attempt to prepare your wanted dish on request. Be prepared to eat the local take on roti, sabzi, daal, and rice.

To beat this scorching heat we would surely recommend you should give a visit to Spiti valley.

Also read: 6 Stunning Places To Explore In Spiti Valley That Will Blow Your Mind

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