Have you ever been to the mesmerizing valley of Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh? The unexplored and undiscovered stretch in the Himalayas, Lahaul and Spiti offer you breathtaking scenic view of landscapes covered with snowy peaks, sprawling valleys, riverbeds and lot more. At Lahaul, you would be rejoiced to be around the sparking and crystal clear water of lakes and river while Spiti emerges as a true protector of the ancient religious values and tradition, away from the modern world. Standing on an altitude of over 4,270 mts above sea level, the region is connected by a narrow snaky road, crossing over hilly mountain ranges. Lahaul is said to be greener than Spiti as it gets more rains whereas, Spiti is rather cold and calm area.
Festivals in Lahaul and Spiti:
Lahaul and Spiti are also known for their colorful festivals. During summer months, you can enjoy at Ladarcha fair, attended by tourists across the globe. Traders from Tibet come over to sell their offerings to travelers coming here. Other prominent festival celebrated here are tribal festival celebrating in the month of August around Independence Day. Pauri Fair, Tsheshu Fair, Diwali, Fagli Festival and Gochi Festival are also well-known festivals of Lahaul and Spiti.
Temples located in Spiti Valley:
Spiti valley is known for beautiful temples and spiritual centers, offering a complete peace of mind and serenity to every traveler who comes here. Take a tour of the Trilokinath Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by spectacular hills and is about thousand years old. Another prominent temple is Markula Devi in the typical Himachali style with timber bonded stone.
Located about 20 kms away from Kalpa, and 47 kms from Tabo, Kaza is the main headquarters of Spiti sub-district. The place lies on the bank of river Spiti and known for its spectacular scenic view. While at Kaza, you could explore the religious appeal at the nearby monastery and temple. Enriched with the good amenities of comfortable journey, you can stay here in hotels and buy useful articles of daily needs.
Places To Visit In Kaza:
Also known as the Tnagyud Monastery, Komic has been honored with the world’s highest monastery at an altitude of 4587 mts above sea level. Enjoy endless scenic views, overlooking this tiny village having a population of mere 50-60 people. In addition, you can meet and interact with lamas staying at the monastery to know about culture, living conditions and more.
Langza is a remote village in the heart of mountains in the Lahaul and Spiti district. Located at an altitude of 14,500 feet above sea level, the village is counted among one of the highest villages with a motorable road in the world.
Hikkim village has the world’s highest post office at an altitude of 4,400 mts above sea level. With a population of 6oo inhabited, the village is a beautiful place to explore.
Take down the roads either the side of Kullu- Manali or Shimla to reach Lahaul and Spiti by a private taxi will take your favored locations.
The nearest railway station is Chandigarh from where you can reach Lahaul & Spiti easily through cabs.
Bhunter in Kullu is the nearest airport which offers well-connected by flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, etc.