Did you Know?
- The Spiti Valley lies in the rainshadow of the Himalayas, high above the rest of India.
- Traditionally in Spiti the eldest son inherited all the property while the younger sons entered the monasteries and became lamas.
- Fed by several streams the Spiti river flows through the area to eventually join the Sutlej that starts from Mansrovar in Tibet.
- This is one of the important towns of Lahul and Spiti.
- Deep inside the inner folds of the Himalays, behind the greater Himalayan ranges lies the valley of Spiti.
- Skirting the Bara Shigri glacier, Spiti or the 'Middle Country', is connected to Lahaul by the Kunzum pass at 4,551 meters.
- The Pin valley national park was constituted in 1984 to conserve and preserve the rare flora and fauna of the region.