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Spiti is a high altitude cold desert. The mountain ranges in the Spiti valley belongs to the Great and Middle Himalayas. The peaks here are fascinating and it is one of the best places in the world for trekking. The major river of Spiti valley is Spiti river with Lingti and Pin as its tributaries.

The landscape comprise of bare rocks, steep slopes and gorges. Though the vegetative cover of the Spiti valley is comparatively lower than Lahaul valley, it is blessed with valuable medicinal plants and rare aromatic plants One can also see wide variety of rare animal species like Ibex, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Himalayan Fox, Himalayan Blue Sheep, Himalayan Brown Bear etc in this beautiful Spiti valley. The district is thinly inhabited with a density of 2 persons per square km. The inhabitants are hard working with agriculture as their major occupation.

Also known for its religious tourism, Spiti has approx. thousands year old Buddhism monasteries.The famous Buddhist monasteries are Tabo, Kye and Dhankar. One of the oldest and very famous monastery, the Tabo monastery is called as – Ajanta of the Himalayas. Its known for its mural paintings and sculptures. Kye is the largest monastery in the valley and is also famous for its Stuco images, thankas, and rare manuscripts. The Dhankar monastery is known for its sanctuary and ancient importance. Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions in this district.

Due to heavy snow falls in the winter and lush greenery in summer, this district is attractive round the year. Better known for its adventure tourism throughout the world, it is the destination for many foreign tourists.
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