Did you Know?
- The Spiti valley has around 30 monasteries and is often referred to aslittle Tibet.
- ahead lies the valley of Spiti, a veritable Shangri-La. On either sides of the pass is a marvels view of the snow-clad mountains.
- Without the influence of man Spitis landscape would have remained completely barren, as may be obtained from inaccessible places where only shrubs of juniper and some thorny bushes make up the vegetation.
- The Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh is a cold desert.
- The Pin valley national park was constituted in 1984 to conserve and preserve the rare flora and fauna of the region.
- As Spiti suffers the ravages of change from outside forces, the Spitans have reacted sharply.
- The Spiti valley lies at an altitude of about 11,000 ft with the mountain ranges on either side rising to a height of 20,000 ft to 24,000 ft. Because of this, it is under snow for much of the year.