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Lahaul And Spiti

Located North of Himachal Pradesh touching the East side of District Chamba is District Lahaul And Spiti. Lahaul means The Middle Land As it’s the only thing that stands between India and China Occupied Tibet. Every one follows a single religion here which is the Vajrayana Buddhism a Tantric sect of Buddhism. So if you’re into rare cultures this is the place for you. Adventure in Lahaul & Spiti is inborn because of its difficult terrain and extreme climate.

 Tabo / Gue Monastry

Famous for a completely devoted Buddhist Monk Sangha Tenzin’s lotus positioned mummy. This place is studded with adventure opportunities otherwise as well. Gue Monastery is known to have been built in one night.

Dhankar Gompa

Located on the edge of a precarious cliff is the village and a gompa Dhankar. Known for its thrilling location it’s a good spot for some praying and some soul searching. Its one of the oldest monasteries built in the spiti valley. Built in the 12th centuries by the Nonos this big edifice still stands strong passing the test of time. You can also refer to it as Lhaöpé Gönpa.

Kye Monestry

This three floored monastery filled with colourful murals is a gem in its own right. It was founded in 11th century by Dromton. It’s located near the banks of spiti river.

Kibber

If you yearn to see and photograph some rare fauna then this the place for you. You can photo hunt Snow Leopard and Ibex here.

Langza Valley

This valley is considered to be the most beautiful valley of Lahaul and Spiti. With population of about 137 people living in 33 houses this village is peaceful as it gets. Langza village is also famous for Ancient Marine Fossils.

Komik village

The highest village in the word with a road in the continent of Asia, is sure to take your breath away literally as it’s located at an elevation of 15,027. It’s located at a distance of 18kms from the district headquarters Kaza.

Hikkim

Located high up in the Himalayan mountains near Kaza is the Hikkim village, it’s the highest year round inhabited village, its located at an elevation of 4330 to 4400. It stays cut-off from the rest of the world for around half the year. So you can imagine the serenity of the place. The coolest fact about this place is that it boasts the highest Post Office In the world. So when you’re here forget about twitter sphere for a while a send a postcard to your loved ones.

Mud Village

Mud’s Importance lies in the fact that it’s the origin of two very famous treks one of them being the Pin Parvati Trek and the other Bhaba Pass Trek. Also the starting borders of the Pin Parvati National Park. Therefore you can encounter some wild animals on the way and please follow the standard procedure if and when faced with such an opportunity. However be careful, keep the interaction within the acceptable limit even though you’ll be accompanied by a trained and a certified trekking expert, locking horns with a dangerous beast out in the open jungle can be some risky business. These are the major facts that account for Mud village being the tambourine man for the adventure junkies and the Bob Dylan fans.

Pin Parvati Trek

It’s a wonderful Trek through the pin parvati national park, You can catch a glimpse of a snow leopard or an Ibex here plus it’s filled with mountainous marvels, however, only if you are a seasoned to veteran trekker. Here you’ll be trekking through the difficult terrain looking over the parvati valley, and trust us the beauty of it is going to leave your eyes filled with everlasting joy.

Kunzum Pass

One side in District Lahaul and Spiti and the other in Kullu Valley Kunzum pass drive can be one of the most enjoyable rides of your life, feeling the thaw of the chilling winds of the chilly mountains on your cheeks as you race past the brutal roads to the pass.

Lahaul

Lahaul is sprinkled with trees and bushes and is a notch more developed than Ladakh or Spiti, however many travellers zip straight past so much potential fun one can have in lahaul. The capital, Keylong, is an easy stop and you can detour to mountain villages and medieval monasteries that remain blissfully untouched by mass tourism, you can also trek through the beautiful Pattan and Pangi Valleys however they are way off the beaten track and are certainly ripe for exploration by seasoned and trained trekkers.

Udaypur  & Triloki Nath Temple

Trilokinath is the famous the Shiva temple located near the Udaipur town and Udaipur itself is known for the very ancient Marikula Mata temple. You will find lots of wooden statues and carvings inside Udaipur temple. In August 3rd week every year, there is a festival in the Trilokinath temple. Natives call the festival Pori locally. The women wear a very special wrap around dress, which is also one of the major attraction within itself at Lahaul. The apparel is known as a Cholu. Trilokinath is located on the Chandra river bank whereas  and Udaipur is located on the banks of the bhaga river facing each other.

Keylong

The administrative centre of Lahaul and Spiti district Himachal Pradesh 126 kilometres north of Manali and is just 120 km from the Indo-Tibetan border, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley cradle this beautiful land in there loving laps since ages. The main Keylong town however is located on the banks of the Bhaga River. It’s face to face with the Kardang Monastery famous, largest, and the most important Monastery in Lahaul. Its of the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, its located on a perfect slope across the river from Keylong. If Monastery hunter then you’re in luck as Keylong is riddle with very beautiful monasteries like Kardang, Shasur, and Tayul monasteries, all within a few kilometres of Keylong.

Jispa

Is a small village Located 20 km north of Keylong and 7 km south of the Manali to Leh Highway and the Bhaga River There are a number of beautiful villages between Jispa and Keylong. It’s at a quite high elevation of 3,200M or 10,500FT. The village boasts a helipad, a post office, and a monastery. You can spend a night here as the village has got a hotel, a mountaineers’ hut, and a campground. It also has a small folk museum.

Suraj Tal

Suraj Tal Lake also known as the surya taal translates literally to “lake of the sun god” in English. The third highest lake in India and 21st highest in the world. It’s located below the Baralacha La or pass. It’s a glacial lake feeding the Bhaga River. It’s a very big lake considering the altitude, its like you have 72 football fields lined up in a row, it’s that big. Star Gazing at Suraj Tal can be an amazing experience as you’ll have plenty of clear skies around. If you want to feel close to the beautifully cultivated lands of Bhaga Valley