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