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Lahaul & Spiti is a state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is located in the northern part of Himachal Pradesh and is surrounded by Jammu & Kashmir to the north and west and Tibet to the east and south. Lahaul & Spiti is the only region in India where a road runs all the way from the international border with Tibet to the Indian border with Nepal. The state of Himachal Pradesh was carved out of the old state of Lahaul & Spiti in 1972.

Spiti is the most remote valley of Himachal Pradesh and it lies at an elevation of 5,500 m, with the deepest valley of 1,200 m.

Spiti valley tourism is a perfect place for those who are looking for adventure activities and adventure travel. It is also a place of religious significance.

Our Lahaul Spiti Tour Packages include several valleys of the Himalayan region. It even includes many adventure activities, including camping, hiking, trekking, paragliding, etc.

Lahaul tourism is growing and has been for years. But, the fact is that many people are unaware of the great natural treasures, scenic splendors, and rich cultural diversity of the Lahaul valley.

The Lahaul Spiti Tourist Places has many spectacular peaks, deep valleys, towering mountains, and dense forests.

More About Lahaul and Spiti

Spiti Valley: The coldest desert in Himachal Pradesh, located at a height more than 14000 ft above sea level. The place has many monasteries and quirky hamlets to entice tourists.

Kunzum Pass: It is on the way to Spiti from Manali. It also comes on the way to Chandratal Lake.

Kibber Village: It is located at a staggering altitude of 4300 ft above sea level.

Key Monastery: The most spectacular tourist attraction to visit in the Spiti Valley. Here, hundreds of monks gather to chant the mantras to cleanse their inner self. This monastery ages more than 1000 years old.

Hikkim: this village has Asia’s highest post office. Interestingly, it also has the highest polling booth.

Langza: famous for finding the fossils of sea creatures, this village attracts tourists to unravel the mysteries of the earth.

Tabo Monastery: The oldest monastery of India is located in the Tabo village. This village is around 50 km from Kaza.

Chicham Bridge: Another marvel of engineering, the bridge is Asia’s highest man-made co-joining construction.

Chandratal Lake: The crescent moon-shaped lake is the wonder that you will see for the 1st time.

Kardang Monastery: This is the famous sanctum of the Lahaul district. The village of Kardang was once the capital of the Lahaul District.

History facts about Lahaul and Spiti:

  • Lahaul was annexed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh along with Kullu in 1840.
  • But, in 1846 it was taken by the British and they made Lahaul part of the Kulu subdivision of Kangra.
  • Spiti came under India from Tibet after Man Singh fought the war of Tibet-Ladhak in 1681.
  • Kunzum pass acts as the passage that connects Lahaul and Spiti. Moreover, the pass is connected to Chandratal Lake and Manali via Rohtang Pass.
  • The south of Spiti is connected to Kinnaur.
  • National Highway 5 connects Kinnaur to Spiti via Tabo and Sumdo villages 
  • The ideal time to visit Lahaul and Spiti is in spring and summer.
  • During winters, the ways always get blocked due to heavy snowfall.
  • The temperature can descend below -15 degrees in winters.
  • Monsoon is even not an ideal time as many landslides can happen.