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Lahaul Valley

Lahaul Valley: A world inside the world

Let us soar high to the mystic valleys of Himachal Pradesh to fulfil our hearts with contentment. The tranquillity of the mystic valleys of Himachal Pradesh is an exceptional experience. The lush greenery, fresh air, magnificent flora and fauna – all of it is alluring and tempting to the heart of a traveller. One such wonder of nature in Himachal Pradesh is the Lahaul Valley. So let us go run through the woods of this wonder.

Location of Lahaul Valley

The land of high mountains and low valleys – Lahaul Valley is located on the Indo-Tibetan border. Known as the ‘Barren Splendour of Himachal Pradesh’, Lahaul Valley is the land of inflicting glaciers, paradisiacal mountain villages, blissful medieval monasteries and pristine mountain river. The Lahaul Plateau is surrounded by the Great Himalayas to the North, the PirPanjal to the South and the Spiti and Chandra to the East.

Lahaul Valley

Best time to visit Lahaul Valley

Winters in Lahaul Valley is quite harsh, therefore, summer months are the best to visit this barren land hiding northwards of PirPranjal Range. The summer months between May to October are amazingly pleasant and ideal for sight-seeing and adventure activities.

As the Rohtang Pass gets closed due to heavy snowfall during winters, the area becomes isolated. The winter months from November to April offer extreme hardship as the temperature goes below freezing point.

How to reach Lahaul Valley?

Lahaul Valley

Even the remotest of land are not an issue for the heart and will of a wanderer and the beauty of Lahaul Valley is worth every hardship.

  • By air – The Bhuntar Airport in Kullu is the nearest airport to Lahaul Valley. Tourists can easily avail Taxi/cab or state-run bus services to reach here.
  • By rail – Ahuj Railway Station is the nearest railway station but it offers limited accessibility. Another nearby railhead is the Jogindernagar Railway Station.
  • By road – The Lahaul Valley is accessible by two sides – one from the Kullu-Manali side and the other from Shimla. If you are travelling from the side of Manali then you have to pass the Rohtang Pass, which is covered in snow for half of the year during winter months.

Places to visit and activities in Lahaul Valley

The mystic Lahaul Valley has the reputation of housing the best treks and ski areas in the world. The captivating beauty and the challenges posed by the mysterious valley are the perfect treats for an adventure freak.

Lahaul Valley

Adventure junkies can enjoy thrilling activities like river-rafting, skiing and trekking. There are many unique and enthralling trekking routes awaiting an adventurous heart like yours.

Lahaul Valley is one amazingly vibrant place in Himachal Pradesh. The valley celebrates festivals with exploding colours and great enthusiasm. Make sure you witness any of the mesmerising festivals like Halda festival, Pori festival, Char festival, Pangi festival, Gochi festival and many more. Festivals bring us closer to the culture, people and happiness.

Make sure you visit the beautiful destinations in Lahaul Valley such as DhankarGhompa (considered to be in the 100 most dangerous places in the world…. Sounds scary??), Kunzum Pass (the best way to explore the magic of the valley) and administrative capital Keylong. Cherish life in this amazing land and its unique custom.

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