Did you Know?
- From the highway in the narrow Spiti valley, one is either looking down at the rushi ng waters or up to a distant gompa or snow clad peak.
- It provides chief access to the Spiti-valley from Lahaul which is separated from the Spiti valley by the great Kunzom range, and from where the Spiti, pronounced Piti, the chief river of the area takes its source.
- The Spiti Valley is arid and sparse, both in vegetation and population.
- Within the hushed corridors of the Gompas that dot Spiti's landscape, a pure form of Buddhism is practised.
- "Spiti is being destroyed environmentally, ethically and culturally.
- Sumdo: Is the entry point for Spiti, situated at the confluence of the rivers Spiti and Pare-chu, at an altitde of 3350 m.
- The Spiti Valley lies in the rainshadow of the Himalayas, high above the rest of India.