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Lahaul & Spiti

Little Tibet

Lahual lies at a height of 2745 metres above sea level and is separated by the 4551m Kunzum La from the Kullu Valley. With Keylong as its capital, Lahaul is surrounded mostly by rugged mountainous terrain and massive glaciers. Chandra and Bhaga, the two rivers which rise on either side of Baralacha La flow through the valleys here. You’ll find Lahual more developed in comparison to Spiti. The region is abundant with Buddhist art and culture, reminisces of which can be seen in ancient murals, thankas, wood carving and golden images of Padmasambhava found here.

Called as the ‘Little Tibet’, Spiti is dotted with Buddhist monasteries and small villages and stretches through an area of 4800 sq. kms. Mostly a rugged and arid valley, greenery can be seen around the banks of the Spiti River. It covers an area of approSpiti is tucked between Tibet, Ladakh, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Kulu. It is accessible through the Hindustan Tibet Road which is a challenge and one of the favorite motorable roads for motorcyclists and mountain bike enthusiasts.

Why visit Spiti

See Buddhist monasteries, rural landscape or enjoy mountain biking for adventure seekers

Spity Valley
Lahaul and Spity

How to visit Spiti

Nearest Airport

Bhunter Airport, Kullu

Nearest Railway Station

Jogindernagar Railway station

Nearest Bus Stand

Bus Stand Kaza

Best time to visit Spiti

June to October

Key Monastery

Places to Visit in Lahaul & Spiti

  • Kaja
  • Tabo
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Kibber
  • Langza
  • Hikkim
  • Komic
  • Jispa
  • Keylong
  • Losar
  • Mud
  • Darcha

Map of Lahaul & Spiti