LAHAUL & SPITI
Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 6,500 m
Formed In : 1960
Attractions : Monasteries, Villages, Adventure
The Scenic Landscape of Monastery in Spiti Valley
|Best Time :||Lahaul
- Mid June To Late October
Spiti- August To October
|Famous Monasteries :||Kye
Monastery 12 kms from Kaza ( Oldest and Largest Monastery in
Tabo Monastery 17 kms from Kaza (World Heritage Site by UNESCO).
|Village Attractions :||Kaza 224 kms from Manali, Losar 60 kms from Kaza.|
|Must See :||The Giant Statue of Meditating Buddha in the Key Monastery in Lahaul & Spiti.|
|Adventure Options :||Trekking in Darcha, Camping and Angling in River Bhaga, mountain Sports in Kunzum and Baralacha Passes.|
|Not to be Missed :||Gondhla Castle on the Banks of River Chandra. Visit During July When a Large Fair is Held.|
|Staying Options :||Hotel Snow Land, Hotel Gyopsa, Tourist Bungalow Keylong, Hotel Snow View, Hotel Moonlight, Hotel Jambala Kaza.|
|Must Enjoy :||Horse and Yak Safari in Losar Village in Lahaul Valley.|
|Getting Around :||Bhaga 60 kms, Keylong 18 kms, Udaipur 53 kms, Triloknath 57 kms.|
|Important Distance :||Shimla 610 kms, Nako 130 kms, Manali 225 kms, Chandigarh 720 kms, Delhi 950 kms.|
|Getting There :|| Air - The
Nearest Airport is in Manali 225 kms. Well Connected with Major
Rail - The Nearest Railhead is Also at Manali.
Road - Connected to Major Cities with Good motor able Roads. National Highway 21 Passes Through This Valley En route to Leh.
|Inside Tip :||Lahaul and Spiti Regions of Himachal Pradesh Remain Closed During the Month of December to May.|
Take a tour of Himachal Pradesh and enjoy the trip to the
famous mountainous region of Lahaul and Spiti. The Himalayas is a land of
superlatives whose grandeur and magnificence are beyond words. While on
Himachal tourism, amidst the snow mountains and the rough winds lies the
small towns of Lahaul and Spiti that has dazzling whites of Himalayas and
the turquoise of the Chanderi river. This is a bleak land of rock debris,
huge slopes and temperature fluctuations. A land of immense beauty make
Lahaul and Spiti, an inevitable destination of Himachal Pradesh.
Enjoy a holiday in Lahaul and Spiti which will be more like a lesson of seclusion. The high passes, living museums, and anthropology as well as geography are the famous attractions of Lahaul and Spiti in HP.
The most popular highlight of Lahaul and Spiti lies in the various monasteries and adventure options that one can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh. Take up exclusive tours of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy the various mood swings of nature.
When the Desolate and Arid Turns Green
The most famous monasteries of Himachal Pradesh and the
world are perched on the top of the mountains of Lahaul and Spiti. The
most important monastery in this area is the Kye monastery that is
also the oldest and largest monastery in the state. Located at a distance
of 12 kms from Kaza the height of this monastery, 4116 m, serves as an
added attraction. In this monastery you should see the beautiful
sculptures and scriptures of Buddhist teachings. Religious training to the
Lamas is provided here that includes dancing, singing and playing pipes
and horns. Come to this monastery to see the aesthetically valued murals
Another famous monastery in this region, at a distance of 17 kms from Kaza is the Tabo monastery that has also been acclaimed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Other important monasteries in the area includes Guru Ghantal Monastery, Kardang Monastery, Shashur Monastery and Tayul Gompa.
Beside the Buddhist pilgrimage, Lahaul and Spiti are also
an important destination for all those who want to enjoy serenity and
culture of the reposing Himachal culture. Take a village tours of Himachal
Pradesh and see the thriving and languid existence of ritual, religion and
culture in Lahaul & Spiti region.
The most famous village attractions will be that of Kaza, situated 224 kms from Manali and 425 kms from Shimla. Besides this village you cannot miss Losar, which is the first big village of the valley. Situated at the confluence of Losar and Peeno streams, in this village you should enjoy Yak and horse riding.
Illustrious Tabo Monastery Among the Yellow Fields
While on a trip to Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, you cannot miss Gondhla, which is a castle built by the house of Thakurs of Gondhla. Serving as the main attractions of the area, it is located on the banks of river Chandra. The best time to visit this castle is during the month of July, when a grand fair is held where the Lamas sing and dance. Other attractions includes Sarcha, which is the last border point in Lahaul valley between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
Lahaul and Spiti are by far the most amazing destinations for adventures in Himachal Pradesh. Some of the most popular adventure options in Lahaul and Spiti valley in Himachal are trekking, camping, mountain sports and angling. For trekking one can go to Darcha where one can indulge in trekking from Padam via Singola as well as Barlacha/Phirtsela. For camping and angling the best site in Lahaul and Spiti is Jispa which is located on the banks of river Bhaga. For other famous mountain sports you should make way for the Kunzum Pass and the Baralacha Pass that are located in close proximity.
The best as well as the most scenic way one can reach
Lahaul and Spiti is via road. Connected to all parts of the country the
gateway of this valley is open during the months between June to November.
You can take National highway 21 passes through this valley en route to
Leh. Other two directions are from Shimla via the Spiti Valley, along the
road, which runs up to the Tibetan border through Kinnaur and from Zanskar
and Ladakh over the Shingo La and Baralacha La passes. The Shingo Lo gives
access to Lahaul from Zanskar while the Baralacha La is on the Leh-Manali
road and provides access to Lahaul from Ladakh.
The rail as well as the air routes for reaching to Lahaul and Spiti is Manali en route Rohtang Pass, which is at the top of the Kullu valley near Manali.
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