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Sourjya Das
The Lhalung monastery is one of the oldest in Spiti, and built on the highest point of the slope. The neighboring village of Lhalung stands at an elevation of 3,658 meters. Stays of an ancient wall enclosing all the monastery structures can be seen, at a few spots. The monastery is thought to be an ancient community for discussions and learning.Location - 28km from KazaThings to see - Choshor or the local site of worship, circular passage around the inner sanctum, buddhist remnants and patterns inside the monastery and white shrine outside the monastery.Best time to visit - May to OctoberHow to reach - First, go to Lingti village first from Kaza, around 18km away. There goes a diversion to Rama village, around 6km from that point and after that over the extension, further to Lhalung village around 4km from Rama village.
Riyanka Roy
Day 4 - Dhankar Lake Hike and Experience homestay in LhalungVisit the Dhankar Monastery in the morning and later, hike up to Dhankar Lake (13570 feet). You'll get some amazing views from there. Later, visit the 1020-year-old Tabo Monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and end your day at a cozy village home in Lhalung.Day 5 - Lhalung to Losar and then Chandratal Lake CampsiteOne of the most thrilling journeys, to cross Losar and Kunzum Pass before heading to the famous crescent-shaped lake. Trek up to the Lake from your campsite, and witness the unparalleled beauty of the place. Return back to the campsite and warm yourself up for the night.
4) Lhalung - Not too well known in the traveller diaries, this is a stunningly beautiful village that can be reached from Kaza by bus.