Lahaul And Spiti Tourism & Travel Guide

Lahaul-Spiti district is located in Himachal Pradesh....

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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.
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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.
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About Lahaul And Spiti

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.

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Best time to visit Lahaul And Spiti is from May to October
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