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This is a newly formed district which comprises of the two formerly separated districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The center of administration of this joint district is Keylong. Earlier on the administration center of lahaul was at Kardang and that of the Spiti Valley was at Dhankar. As you move from Lahaul to enter to the Spiti valley, the Kunzum La Pass is the entrance and the Rohtang Pass connects the Lahaul- Spiti District to the District of Manali. Talking about the vegetation, the two places are quite different from one another. The Spiti Valley is much more barren and rough compared to the Lahaul Valley. Here you will be able to see all lofty peaks with the Spiti river gushing out and then meeting with the Satluj River to drain into it. The main types of plants here are thorns and shrubs given the extremety in temperature. The main types of animals found here are yaks and mountain goats as well as sheep. The main activities you can enjoy here are trails, trekking, photography, skiing and yak safari. The main places of tourist attraction include the Buddhist monasteries of the Spiti Valley, The Tabo Monastery and the Kye Monastery. Buddhism and Hinduism are the main religions followed here and the people are mostly Indo- Aryans and Tibetians.

Sarchu - Lahaul And Spiti

Also known as the Sir Bhum Chun, this is an important halting point on the Leh- Manali Highway. This is on the border area of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh. Here you will also find an Indian Army camp near the Tsarap Chu River. The routes surrounding this area are the Baralacha La on one side and the Lachulung La to the other side. This place being on such a high altitude, it is usually difficult to cross the whole route in one day. Also, the terrain is variable and travellers and tourists take around two days at least to move ahead. This place is thus used as a camping ground as there are a few tented accomodations here. When the winter increases here, the roads are all blocked with snow and even the tents of the Indian Army are closed here. The Sarchu area acts as the starting point for more difficult treks towards the Zanskar Region of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
Situated on the boundary between Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir at 14,500 ft, overnight stop for travellers from Manali to Leh and campsite for the rally!
Anurag Kumar

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After descending from Baralacha La and driving another hour through the mountains we reached Sarchu which lies at the border of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Smiti Maini

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Jaswanth Jagadeesh

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Chandra Taal - Lahaul And Spiti

Known as the Moon Lake too, this is one which is at a height of 4300 metres and is also the origin of the Chandra River. The lake is about kilometres from Kunzum Pass and a popular place among devotees. This is because this is said to be the same place from where Lord Indra had picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandavas to take him on a journey to heaven. The picturesque sceneries and beauty of this place is mind blowing. The waters of this lake are deep blue and is surrounded by lush green grass. What is even better is that the waters are extremely clean unlike other general lakes that we see. The peaks surrounding this lake are even of around 3000 metres to 6300 metres and are namely the Moulkila and Chandrabhaga. You can come here from most other places of Himachal Pradesh even for some adventure camping. This was also known to be the halting area of traders once upon a time when they stopped here before moving ahead to Kunzum and Sarchu.
One of the most beautiful lakes in the entire world.
The Travelling Assassin

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Kush

196 Followers, 23 Reviews


Tread the treacherous road -- the road from Batal, the last inhabited point before Chandratal is nothing but lethal -- that leads to the Chandratal Lake and absorb the splendid view whilst taking deep breaths! Do remember to keep your jaw from falling off and hitting the ground! The view of the river bed and the glaciers on the far off mountains is breath-taking. Meditate, take a walk around the lake or pitch your tent - the lake is a spectacle to behold! If you have days in hand, then a trek from Sooraj Tal to Chandra Tal - or the other way round - could give you the adrenaline boost you had always been anticipating.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


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Hampta Pass - Lahaul And Spiti

Manali is known to be the best mountain adventure location in India and the Hampta Pass is an important part of it. This Pass is mainly known for the beautiful combination of barren lands, lofty peaks, lush green meadows and colourful flowers too. This is the best fact which attracts tourists from all over the country to this place. The trekking route along this meadow is considered to be perfect for beginners and is rated as one of the easiest of all the treks in the region. To explore the rawness of the Manali side this is a must visit region. To experience the rich natural beauty and the fun of trekking for the first time, you need to visit this place very soon.
Awesome experience. A great trek for first time trekkers like me! A five day trek through varied landscapes. There were meadows, forests, rocks and snow. I did the trek with Indiahikes and they had done good arrangements and did not face any problems, nice team. Reaching the Hampta Pass (14000 ft) was a great high, pushes you to do more, go out there and take more risks.
tanvi raul

149 Followers, 6 Reviews


Finally we reached Hampta pass @14000ft .... after the some mountains and snow trekking......
Seemant Kumar

158 Followers, 9 Reviews


Passing through gorgeous Himalayan Peaks one can totally fall in love with this trek route that connects Lahaul and Kullu valley. The best part of this trek is that after every few kilometers the landscape changes.
Kritagya

131 Followers, 5 Reviews


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Baralacha La 4891 m - Lahaul And Spiti

This is a point in the Baralacha La Route just like many other milestones rather altutudes marked over here. This is a place which fills in you a magical sense of self- confidence and energy. It feels like if coming up this high can be enjoyable, then our life needs even more adventure like this. You will find trekkers and jeeps here on adventure trips. This place is also like a camping site for the ones who halt here before moving forward towards the evn more difficult points of Himachal Pradesh and then Ladakh. You can erect a tent and then sip on steaming coffee while you admire the beauty of the snow- capped surroundings and especially the white snow- covered mountain peaks.
Bara-Lacha La:​16040ft It is a high mountain pass at 16040ft above sea level in Zanskar range connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated 75kms after Keylong. The best way to start the trip is to take a stopover at Jispa. The pass is open from June to November and for the rest of the year it is under heavy snow. The snowfall in the regions around Baralacha la is said to be round about 12-14m. So you can expect to see snow covered walls on the side of the pass . And in fact it’s a valley on snow since you will find snow as far as your eyes can see. Expect symptoms of AMS during the ride.
Sushant Panda

591 Followers, 42 Reviews


At the BaralachLa pass (16,040 ft) we cross the Great Himalaya range. It crosses the greatest and the highest mountain range in the world.
srishti jugran

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Riding on smooth narrow roads in the middle of huge blocks of snow
Shilpa Balakrishnan

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Baralacha La Pass - Lahaul And Spiti

After a steep ascent we finally reached the second out of five mountain passes. Baralacha La pass at an elevation of 16,500 ft. connects Lahaul and Ladakh. There were a number of colourful prayer flags here (just like all other passes) and also many stacks of stones. On enquiring, our driver informed that this practice is done for good luck and fortune.
Smiti Maini

303 Followers, 123 Reviews


Almost perennially covered with snow, the Baralacha Pass is at an unearthly altitude of 4850 meters above sea level. It is just a few kilometers above Sooraj Tal, which is the origin of river Bhaga that meanders through the Lahaul valley. Visit Deepak Tal, a small lake, enroute to Sooraj Tal and Baralacha La from Keylong.
Jasreet Chawla

25 Followers, 12 Reviews


End point of our journey, place with amazing view of snow laden peaks. We found fresh snow here and that just made the trip even more amazing !
Deepika Jaswal

253 Followers, 3 Reviews


Rohtang Pass - Lahaul And Spiti

Situated on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas, the Rohtang Pass acts as the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys. It also connects them to the Kullu Valley thus making the access of the districts easier with Leh. The meaning of 'Rohtang' is the 'Land of Corpses'. This is because, in this place died a number of people who has tried to cross this place and move ahead towards more difficult places like Zanskar. The Rohtang Pass also serves as the gateway to Zojila and Leh on other sides of it. The natural beauty and serenity of this place makes it a favourite of photographers and nature lovers. The sight of lovely glaciers, twin peaks of Geypan, the Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River make this place even more beautiful. The Rohtang Pass is also situated on the watershed basin of the Chenab and the Beas Rivers and the main activities to be enjoyed here are skiing and sledge rides.
Pass through Rohtang to reach manali
Badari Deshpande

180 Followers, 77 Reviews


It was a beautiful spot as we reached it around sunset though there was very less snow as all had melted up. Stayed there for around 30 minutes clicked pictures and all.
Vipin Kumar

155 Followers, 12 Reviews


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June- October
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camping, photography, adventure activities
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Suraj Tal - Lahaul And Spiti

At an altitude of over 4800 metres above sea level, this lake is the 3rd highest lake in India and the 21st highest in the whole world. This is a place of outstanding beauty and people come here to admire the sceneries from all parts of the world. The lake is fed by the Bhaga River and is also the place where the confluence of the routes of Zanskar, Spiti and Ladakh takes place. The name of the lake literally means the Lake of the Sun God. It is thus said that taking a holy dip here can free a person of a lifetime of sins but this seems to be quite difficult. This place is almost completely uninhabited mainly due to the extreme climatic conditions and the lack of any basic facilities of living over here.
Before reaching the Baralacha La pass we passed Suraj Tal. This aqua coloured lake shone beautifully amidst the surrounding mountains and we just couldn't resist stopping here for a few clicks.
Smiti Maini

303 Followers, 123 Reviews


The Suraj Tal is considered a sacred body of water by some and the picture sure proves that the heavens exist! A lake fed by glaciers, streams, and year-round snowfall, this is the third highest lake in India and lies just below the Bara-Lacha-la pass. arid mountain ranges surrounding it display the perfect visual combination of arid hills, with clear blue color waters in their midst. During the winters the lake and mountains and are completely covered in snow while towards May you can enjoy the blue waters. In any season, this place is visually and mentally stunning. Once you get over trying to capture the location in pictures and words, you will enjoy a tranquil moment, away from civilisation- with yourself.
Karishma

402 Followers, 51 Reviews


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Pin River Tributary - Lahaul And Spiti

Visit Dhankar Monastery and Dhankar Lake and leave after early lunch.Enjoy the magnificent vistas all day.Traverse the Pin Valley | Kungri – Sagnam – Mud – Tailing.About 4 – 5 Hrs of drive in the day.Overnight at Mud Village in Pin Valley
Aniket Singh ( Hippies Adventures )

211 Followers, 20 Reviews


Balu ka Ghera to Siagoru via Hampta Pass - Lahaul And Spiti

This day is moderately steep assent, in some places its gets tough ascents, just after Hampta pass track is steep descend for 2-3 hours. Descent was quite difficult as there was snow storm, initially it looked beautiful but after sometime it was too hard to descend due to heavy snow fall and cold. One can see snow coming up due to air and only fog below. Our camp was at Siagoru, this camp site is the most coldest camp site of Hampta Pass Trek. Night temperature was below -4 degrees, everything freezed in night. Overnight camp
Vipin Kumar

155 Followers, 12 Reviews


Hampta - Lahaul And Spiti

Better known as the Hampta Pass, this is one of the most beautiful parts of Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This is also a place which is becoming more and more popular everyday mainly due to the scenic beauty and the combination locations. This means this is strangely a place where you find everything starting from barren lands to trekking peaks and even lush greenery. Also the peaks here are rated as the easiest treks of the country and are perfect for beginners who have just started to enjoy trekking and are still not comfortable climbing high peaks.
He calls it Heaven. She calls it Nature. They call it Beauty. But We call it INDIA.
Naini Shah (DateWithMountains)

408 Followers, 8 Reviews


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Sia Goru - Lahaul And Spiti

Sia Goru is path of trekking from Balu ka Ghera.
Second Night at Sia Goru.... after the 5-6 hr of trekking from Balu ka Gera
Seemant Kumar

158 Followers, 9 Reviews


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Baralacha la - Lahaul And Spiti

Also known as the Bara- Lacha- Pass, this is a very high mountain pass and is a part of the Leh- Manali Highway. This mountain pass is in the Zanskar range and connects the Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. Also, this is the place from where the Chandra River originates from a glacier. The other half of the Chandrabhaga River, the Bhaga River is a tributary of the Chenab River and flows a few kilometres away from this place. The Baralacha La also acts as a division between the Bhaga River and the Yunam River. This is also where you will find the roads from Lahaul, Spiti, Zanskar and Ladakh meet. According to folk tales it is said that Chandra and Bhaga were two lovers. The former was the daughter of Moon and the later was the son of Sun. They took a challenge before getting married and decided to marry only after they come to the Tandi River. Chandra was active and clever and soon managed to find an easy way to reach this place while Bhaga had to cover a very long and difficult distance to reach here. This is after which the celestial marriage of the two took place.
The road leading to Baralacha La is a wide, two-laned, extremely smooth highway. The boys took the opportunity to rip and were out of our sight until the next break. We ambled along, soaking in the beauty of the now deserted road, something that would not change all the way till Tanglang La. Deepak Tal was as green as ever, it even boasted of a dhaba now! The SASE post at Patseo is always a pretty sight with those colorful tents and so is the military base just ahead. The climb for Baralacha La began, and for a change it was a pleasure to begin a climb a high-altitude pass, unlike the dreaded Rohtang. The next scheduled break was just before the dreaded nallah for a cuppa.
Harsh Vardhan

640 Followers, 47 Reviews


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Deepak Tal - Lahaul And Spiti

After the mandatory registration at Darcha police checkpoint, we came across this tiny lake called Deepak Tal. We stopped here for a few minutes and had our sandwiches. The green scenery of Himachal visibly reduced after Darcha and the mountains became more and more barren. After this lake we stopped for tea at a dhaba in Zinzingbar and then began the ascent to Baralacha La.
Smiti Maini

303 Followers, 123 Reviews


Zingzingbar - Lahaul And Spiti

Lying at an altitide of about 4200 metre, this place is a part of the Leh- Manali Highway. It is here that you will find a road building as well as tea house. Many travellers and tourists, especially the ones who are on a road trip halt here to take some rest and sip on some steaming hot tea. The views of the surrounding siver- topped mountains look beautiful from here and you can simply spend hours here doing just nothing at all.
From this day onwards one starts to actually realise the total change in vegetation and climate. Zingzingbar is the base camp for Baralacha La and the climb is steady. Starting early means one can easily reach Patseo which is a minute settlement on the banks of Deepaktal, a small sized lake. Patseo actually being a total army settlement. The small parachute-tent at Patseo is a good spot for a break and a meal with a beautiful surrounding in the form of blue waters of Deepaktal. Beyond Patseo, the terrain drastically changes and one starts to notice the barren land surrounded by dry and arid mountains. In another 9 kilometres, one approaches Zingzingbar and once the last climb is made, the valley opens up for a beautiful and open camp site. Sleeping height at the Zingzingbar camp being 14,100 feet, the total height climbed in the day is roughly 3,300 feet. Total distance covered is about 40kms.
Aftab Singh

435 Followers, 26 Reviews


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