Lahaul Valley (Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan State)
Fed by the twin rivers of Chandra and Bhaga, the Lahaul valley is enclosed with snow-covered mountains, lush green fields, crops, vegetation, white streams of purest water. Simplicity of life, culture, festivals, and beliefs etc of the local residents of Lahaul valley attract tourists.
Kunjum Pass,76 km far from Kaza and 4551 metre above sea level, is the entry point through Spiti to Lahaul valley. This is higher than the world fame Rohtang Pass. Nearby situated Chandra Tal is also worth seeing. Next is Gramphu where a passage goes to Manali- Rohtang pass.
Keylong, 3350 metre above sea level and 115 km from Manali, is the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti which is situated on Manali- Leh National Highway. Nearby situated Shashur monastery(3km), Kardang monastery(5km), Tayl Gompa (6km), Guru Ghantal monastery at Tandi, Shansha(27km), Trilokinath Temple at Udaypur (52km), Sissu (28 km) etc are worth seeing.
The tourists are deeply impressed with the hospitality of the native people in addition to the unique costumes of the women folk and marvelous art-work. In conclusion, the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are not only worth visiting but amazing too. One should strive hard to find an occasion to visit Lahaul- Spiti Valley at least once in his lifetime.