The bike riders love to vroom through the picturesque valleys of Lahaul and Spiti for a memorable riding experience. The valleys, which are tightly hugged by the Himalayas, are one of the heart-stopping places in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Hundreds of adventurers, nature lovers and photographers flock to Lahaul and Spiti to soak in the unspoilt charm of this breathtaking destination.
The rugged Himalayan terrain, quaint villages, sparkling alpine lakes, exquisite monasteries and divine temples can be awe-inspiring for everyone. Lahaul-Spiti is not only famous for its breathtaking sights but also for some lip-smacking cuisines.
A heavenly place with twin exotic vistas
The Lahaul-Spiti region, situated on the Tibetan plateau, is an ideal surreal spot to enjoy nature’s bounty and get an adrenaline rush by indulging in adventurous activities. The Lahaul valley and the Spiti valley were merged in 1960 to form the fourth-least populated district in India. The two eye-catching valleys in Himachal Pradesh are connected by the famous Kunzum La, a high mountain pass in the Himalayas.
Though both the valleys are equally mesmerizing, each region has its own stamp of uniqueness. If the Lahaul valley is replete with greenery, then the Spiti valley can be termed ‘cold desert’. Both the valleys are a paradise for adventure seekers as these places are marked by majestic mountains. Life in Spiti revolves around the graceful monasteries that dot the region.
The valleys of Lahaul and Spiti
Kyelang is the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti valleys. The tranquil hamlets such as Koksar, Sissu, Godhla, Jahalman and Thirot are endowed with seamless wonders of nature. The villages of Lahaul are sprinkled with fields having alpine flower, potato, chickpea and barley cultivation, and will provide travellers with unmissable sights. Lahaul is also the right destination for people who are in search of exciting trekking routes and mountaineering expeditions.
The travellers would be greeted by the rich legacy of Tibetan culture while stepping into Kaza, the sub-divisional headquarters of the Spiti valley. Many engrossing monasteries and gompas could be found in the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti, which have a strong influence on Buddhism. Spiti, which is a world heritage site, houses the most popular monastery, the Tabo monastery.
Unbelievable vacay for sure
The trip to this dreamland will take you to Kibber, the highest motorable village in the world, help you to post letters to your loved ones from the highest post office in the world and allow you to meditate in the highest monastery in the world, enjoy the pristine charm of high-altitude meadows of Langsa and Losar, and visit the placid Chandra Taal lake. The tour to the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacay for any traveller.