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Shubhyatra >> Himachal Pradesh Yatra >> Lahaul & Spiti


Location : Himachal Pradesh
Altitude : 6,500 m
Formed In : 1960
Attractions : Monasteries, Villages, Adventure

Monastery in Spiti Valley
The Scenic Landscape of Monastery in Spiti Valley

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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 Valley).
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 Airlines.
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.

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Lahaul & Spiti – The Untamed Arm of Himachal Pradesh

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.

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Lahaul and Spiti – Attractions of the Barren Beauty

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.

Greenery in Lahaul Spiti
When the Desolate and Arid Turns Green

Monasteries in Lahaul and Spiti – Cupping Bowl of Buddhism

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 and books.

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.

Village Attractions of Lahaul & Spiti – Begetter of Legends

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.

Tabo Monastery in Lahaul
Illustrious Tabo Monastery Among the Yellow Fields

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Other Baits to Catch the Tourists

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.

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The Opportunities For Adventure in Lahaul & Spiti are Bright

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.

Reaching Lahaul & Spiti – Making Way for Himachal Treasures

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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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Lahaul & Spiti

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Lahaul & Spiti – Adding to HP Superlatives
Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh are the most attractive areas of this state that are closed for most time of the year, making the tourists more inquisitive to be its part. Enjoy tours of Lahaul and Spiti in the months of June to November when the climate is suited for all kind of experiences.

Reposing Buddhist Culture
Lahaul and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh have been pretty successful in preserving the beast of Buddhist culture. You should visit the various monasteries that are located in the remotest areas of this valley. The most important ones are Kye monastery and Tabo monastery.

Village of the Singular Land
The best part of enjoying a holiday in Lahaul and Spiti are the explicit co – existence of religion, rituals and culture that describe the perpetual state of contentment. The best way to explore the cultural life of the habitants is through the tours of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.

Other Throbs of Himachal Pradesh
An explicable contrast is what you will find when looking for the famous attractions of Lahaul and Spiti in HP India. There are numerous passes and other motor able roads that will give you a chance to enjoy the best of nature, the best in Himachal Pradesh.

Adventure Blend in Lahaul and Spiti
Want to exercise and tone up your muscles, then indulge in trekking in Darch. Angling and camping are exclusives of river Bhaga, while Kunzum pass and Baralacha pass are the passes where you can enjoy mountain sports. The world of sports in Lahaul and Spiti is impeccable. Take up a trip to enjoy the popular adventure options in Lahaul & Spiti valley in Himachal.

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