If Bunny from YJHD traveled to Spiti Valley...
We all remember Bunny from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani- the fun-loving adventure seeker who loved to travel. From trekking through the Hamta Pass to exploring the Hidimba Devi Temple, the trip they all took is one we will never forget.
What if Bunny took a similar trip to Spiti Valley but as a solo traveler? Covering the entire Spiti circuit is almost every traveler's dream. Let's have a look at what this trip would be like.
Reaching Spiti Valley
You can reach Spiti Valley in a government bus or a private vehicle from Manali or Shimla, as it does not have an airport or a railway station. But keep in mind- Kahin pohachne ke liye kahin se nikalna bahut zaroori hai.
How to go about the trip...
TREKKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
One thing Bunny will do for sure is trekking.
The Chandratal Lake Trek is a moderate trail that offers the most picturesque views on the way. For beginners, it can be tiresome, but the destination that awaits you is worth it. The turquoise blue lake surrounded by the snow-clad mountains is a sight to behold.
The Kheerganga Trek, starting from Barsheni village, is suitable for beginners. The view of the pristine Tosh river will mesmerize you to the core. You will also come across numerous marijuana fields on your way.
The Pin Parvati Trek is perhaps the one that offers a bounty of natural beauty. Dense forests and green pastures will fill you with the tranquility that you seek away from your hectic life.
RIVER RAFTING IN SPITI RIVER
River rafting is certainly a pulse-racing adventure experience. An adventure-seeker like Bunny would definitely go river rafting in Spiti and Pin rivers. The difficulty level is moderate and, with trained instructors, you can make the best of it. As you pass by mountain tops and green pastures, the soul of the river engulfs you with the roaring noise of the flowing water. Feel alive as you experience the thrill of a lifetime.
For an unforgettable experience, paddle your way to Rangrik. The grade two white-water is easy to tackle as you travel through small villages and colorful meadows.
CAMPING BY LAKES
Camping is on every traveler's list and a really fun thing to do. However, you must keep certain things in mind. Make sure the bedding is clean and in good condition. Let the owner know about your choice of menu and your plans beforehand. You can also talk to the owner about bonfires, which may cost extra.
In Spiti Valley, Chandratal is a famous spot for camping. There are numerous campsites here, and spending the night amid nature is not an opportunity to stumble upon every day.
In many villages like Langza, Kibber, Komik, you can find tents with the homestay owners. It is a great way to camp at night, with basic facilities at your feet.
CAPTURING EVERY MOMENT
If you have watched YJHD, you are probably aware of Bunny's obsession with his camera. Spiti Valley is a hotspot for shutterbugs and nature lovers for the picturesque views it offers. There are numerous lakes and small villages that will leave you spellbound. You cannot capture the pristine beauty of the valley in a camera; you just have to be there.
Chandratal, Suraj Tal, Dhankar Lake are just a few of the tourist spots that offer views so sublime they will compel you to stay forever. Monasteries in Tabo and neighboring villages are a must-visit if you wish to capture the lifestyle of monks.
STARGAZING IN SPITI VALLEY
Spiti Valley offers clear skies and high altitudes- the perfect combination for stargazing. Stargazing is one blissful experience for those who are obsessed with stars and the sky. As you lie down under the clear night sky with millions of shimmering stars, you will feel closer to heaven. The night sky studded with stars is not something you can find in polluted cities. If you are seeking tranquility like Bunny, away from the hustle and bustle of your tedious life, you will feel one with nature here. Look out for shooting stars, as this will be an experience of a lifetime.
In this fast-paced world, it is crucial to take a break and just soak in your surroundings. We often get so engrossed in our cameras and phones that we forget to live in the moment. Remember to just sit, look around and do nothing.
So, take out time from your monotonous schedule and plan a trip to Spiti Valley. After all, Life mei thrill toh hona chahiye.