Monday, August 9, 2010
Lahaul-Spiti valley, whenever i read or listen these words the pictures which comes in my mind are snow covered Himalaya, Buddhist Monasteries, Yaks, a peaceful cold desert. The entire valley is amazing and you will find yourself in some other world. Chandertal Lake, Buddhist culture, Buddhist monasteries, snow covered Himalaya are center of attraction of this valley. Lahual-Spiti Valley consists of Lahaul Valley and Spiti Valley, is one of the district of Himachal Pradesh.
Lahaul Spiti valley is situated in the south of Ladkah and lying on the India-Tibet border.The journey of Lahaul-Spiti is little bit tough, but after reaching here you will really enjoy the exotic beauty of Lahaul-Spiti.
You can reach the Lahaul from Rohtang by Pass which is situated at height of 3980 from sea level and it connect the Lahaul to Kullu Valley. Second option to reach the Lahaul Valley is from Ladakah through Baralacha Pass which is situated at hight of 4860 meter from sea level. One more option you have and that is through Spiti Valley through Kunzam Pass which is situated at height of 4550 meter from sea level.
Spiti valley is situated at the altitude of 4,550 meter from sea level. You can reach the Spiti Valley through Kinnaur Valley. The best and easiest way to reach the Spiti valley is from Shimla to Kaza Valley, Kaza is headquarter of Spiti valley. Kaza is at distance of 412 Km from Shimla. You can hire the taxis and cabs from the Shimla besides this you can also reach here by Himachal Pradesh Transportation buses.
The maximum area of Lahaul-Spiti valley is covered by Desert, and also called cold desert of India. But you can see here lakes, Chanderatal is one of the most beautiful lake of Lahaul-Spiti Valley. You can read more about Chanderatal in previous Chanderatal Lake, Moon Lake of India post.
You can also see here one of the oldest monasteries in Spiti Valley. The famous monasteries of valley are Tabo, Kye-Gompa and Dhankar. Key-Gompa monastery is the oldest monastery and largest monastery in Lahaul-Spiti valley. In picture below you can the Key-Gompa monastery
The Lahul-Spiti valley is the biggest attraction for foreign tourist. Every year an average of 20,000 foreign tourist visits the valley.Moreover every year "Raid The Himalaya" Motor rally held in the valley. Raid The Himalaya is one of the most challenging and adventurous motor rally in India.
The temperature of the valley is generally cold, and in winter it goes to -15C. Best time to visit the valley is from April to May and October to November.