Welcome to Lahual Spiti !
Lahual and Spiti are the twelve districts of Himachal Pradesh and
are considered as scheduled areas under Schedule V to the
Constitution of India
These regions have a geographical area of 13,835 sq. km that is
24.85 % of the total area of Himachal Pradesh.
Lahaul and Spiti are perfect locations for nature lovers and
trekkers too. Located at an altitude of 3340 m in the north eastern
corner, these are the two remote villages of Himachal Pradesh.
Before these two districts were combined, the Lahaul capital was
Kardang and Dhankar was the capital of Spiti. But now, these are
spread over an area of 13835 sq. km and as per 2001 census, the
total populations of these districts were recorded around 33,224.
The breathtaking snow capped hills and the craggy beauty of these
regions lure the travelers. Lahaul and Spiti are two isolated
Himalayan valleys of Himachal Pradesh that lie on the Indo-Tibet
border. A beautiful land of captivating Buddhist art and culture-
Lahaul is distinguished by inflicting mountains and glaciers while
the vegetation, climate and the landscape of Spiti are similar to
that of Tibet. That's why the village of Spiti is also popular as
Besides, a number of fairs and festivals are celebrated in Lahaul
Spiti like Pauri fair, Ladarcha fair, Tsheshu fair, Tribal fair,
Fagli festival, Gochi festival and Festival of light. These places
boast of a number of must see temples like Trilokinath temple and
Mrikula Devi temple. Not only this, there are plenty of Monasteries
in Lahaul Spiti including Tabo Monastery, Kungri Gompa, Guru Ghantal
Gompa, Yang Yud Gompa, Sashur Gompa, Gemur Monastery, Dhankar
Monastery, Kardang Gompa, etc.
Apart from the above, there are some great places to visit in Lahaul
and Spiti like Chandra Tal Lake, Suraj Tal Lake and Dashir Lake,
which delight every tourist and make them return here again and
again. Last but not the least, a wildlife park- Pin Valley National
Park is also the prime attractions for tourists and has a huge
variety of rare animals like wooly hare, Tibetan Gazelle and snow
However, Lahaul and Spiti are the famous attractions in Himachal
Pradesh that offer a wonderful experience to all the tourists who
visit these places. The lush green valley, the cold desert and the
blend of Buddhism and Hindusim make Lahaul Spiti a worth place
visiting in India.
So, relax in the tranquility of Monasteries, enjoy taking leisurely
walks by the river Spiti, or indulge in some of adventure activities
like skiing or trekking as Lahaul and Spiti assures it all.
Lahaul and Spiti captivates impresses upon the adventure enthusiasts
to visit here as it houses the best treks and ski areas in the
world. One may enjoy skiing, trekking and river-rafting activities
in this region. Some of the popular trekking routes in this region
include Kaza-Langza-Hikim-Komic-Kaza, Kaza-Ki-Kibber-Gete-Kaza,
Kaza-Losar-Kunzum La and Kaza-Tabo-Sumdo-NakoIn fact, Grand Pin
Parvati route is also recommended for trek leads to Chandra valley.
Weather and Climate
The weather of Lahaul and Spiti remains moderate and pleasant during
summers which start in May and stretches till the mid month of
October. During monsoon season, there is little or no rainfall in
these regions. The weather remains dry and enlivening. The days are
quite hot and nights are extremely cold. In winter season i.e from
November till the end of April, there is heavy snowfall and the
temperature goes down. The average snowfall in this season is about
Best Time to Visit
Summer season is the best time to visit Lahaul and Spiti which
starts from May and lasts till the month of October.