Lahaul & Spiti tours give an opportunity to visit Lahaul and Spiti, the two remote Himalayan valleys on the Indo-Tibet border. Snow covered peaks of the mountain are the real attraction of these valleys, which are rinsed by the Chandra and Bhaga rivers. Lahaul is also known for its charming Buddhist art and culture. Lahaul and Spiti have a number of ancient monasteries ornamented with mural, wood carvings, thangkas and golden images of Padmasambhava. Lahaul is also known as the 'Land of Lamas' since it is home for lamas from a long time.
Kaza, located on the banks of the Spiti river, at a height of 12,500 feet, is a tourist attraction of the district. It is the sub- divisional headquarters of Spiti. It is one of the best places for trekking, affording a breathtaking view of the valley. It houses one of the two Sa-kya-pa sect monasteries. Hikkim is another attractive monastery of Kaza. The citadel Dhankar is the official capital of Spiti, situated on the left bank of the Spiti river. Due to its location, Spiti experienced numerous attacks by its neighbouring countries, which called for this citadel. A beautiful Spiti valley can be overlooked from the remnants of the fort. It is a worth visiting place during Lahaul & Spiti tours.
Kunzam Pass is the gateway to the Spiti valley from Lahaul. It is located on the Grampu-Kaza-Sumdo road, which is just 60 km from Gamphu. It is at a higher altitude than the Rohtang Pass, and still provides a safe and easy access. By the way, Rohatang Pass is located at an altitude of 13,500 feet. A wild variety of Himalayan and alpine flowers are offered by the lush green meadows of Rohatang Pass. Lahaul & Spiti tours will help you get a feel of the strong Buddhist tradition, spearheading through the valley. Marvelous Gompas and Buddhist monasteries are built along the mountains. There are around thirty monasteries over the rugged terrain of Spiti. Tashinga Gompa is one of the finest Buddhist monasteries, which is easily accessible from Namgya. This is decorated with beautiful murals, stuccos and intricate thangka paintings. Tilasangh Monastery is located on the highest point of Hangrang valley. Chandra Tal Lake is a beautiful and cold lake, which is located at the starting point of Chandra river, in the Lahaul valley. The lake is fed by melting snow of Chandra glacier. Tandi is located between Keylong and Gondhla, at the confluence of Chandrabhaga and Chenab rivers.
Triloknath temple is located in a small village, which is just 4 km from Udaipur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Guru Padmasambhava gave a Buddhist shrine look to this temple, by establishing the six-armed idol of the Buddhist deity of Avalokiteshvar. Pauri is a big three-day festival, held in the month of August. Number of devotees and sages visit this temple during this festival. It is one of the most sacred destinations of Lahaul & Spiti tours. Udaipur is an ancient village, which was earlier known as Markul; named after Goddess Markulla Devi. The temple of Markula Devi is well known for its wooden carved ceiling and roof. Raja Udai Singh of Chamba had given Udaipur its name.
Lahaul & Spiti has a unique climate. Monsoon doesn't drench this area often. During October and March, passes are closed due to heavy snowfall. July, August and September are the best seasons for tourists and trekkers to these wonderful valleys.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07