About Lahaul and Spiti Valley

The district of Lahaul-Spiti is one of the most beautiful valleys in Northern India. These breath-taking valleys are located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and are the largest district in the state. It consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. Lahaul is much greener and more fertile, whereas Spiti is a sheer desert with large barren lands.
The Lahaul-Spiti district was formed in 1960 and its current administrative headquarters is Keylong, which lies in Lahaul. Before the formation of the district, the capital of Lahaul was Kardang and Dhankar was the capital of Spiti.

The district is very strategically located with some of the most popular tourist destinations around it. To its south lies the beautiful Kullu Valley across the Rohtang Pass, to its west are Pangi and Churah areas of District Chamba. To its north are the valleys of Zanskar and Ladakh and its southeastern boundaries coincide with Western Tibet across the Kunzom Pass. The valley acts a common point from where all of these destinations can be easily reached.

The valley is most inviting between the months of May and October when the weather is very pleasant and comfortable. One can enjoy the bright sunshine with a gentle breeze blowing, keeping the temperatures well within 20 degrees. This is also the blooming period when the valley is filled with greenery and vibrant flowers, which further add to the scenic beauty. The valley receives very scanty rainfall during its monsoon. The duration between November to April is when the valley is most prone to snowfall and the temperatures go well below 0. Transportation is largely affected during this period and the valley is largely blocked from the rest of the country as there is no other way of entering it. During these spells of winter, the locals have to go through great hardships and survive on stocks preserved during the summer.

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