Lahaul, nestled in the Himalayas, is a breathtaking region in Himachal Pradesh, known for its pristine landscapes, dramatic mountains, and vibrant mix of Hindu & Tibetan culture. Explore rugged terrains, ancient monasteries, and a unique way of life in this remote Himalayan paradise.
This route combines natural beauty with cultural exploration, making it a memorable and enriching journey through the lesser-explored regions of Himachal Pradesh.
- Solang Valley: Famous for skiing in winter and adventure sports like paragliding and zorbing in summer.
- Atal Tunnel: World’s highest single-tube tunnel above 10,000 feet.
- Sissu: A Lahaul village known for its waterfall and popular as a day trip from Manali.
- Jispa: Small village on the Leh-Manali highway, often a stopover for travelers en route to Leh.
- Shinkula Pass: Connects Lahaul, Spiti, and Zanskar Valley, open in summer, snow-covered in winter.
- Suraj Taal: High-altitude lake (4,883 m) near Baralacha La, a must-visit destination.
- Deepak Taal: Lake located 20 km ahead of Jispa, at an altitude of 3,750 m, on the way to Baralacha La
- Keylong: Keylong or Kyelang is a town and the administrative center of the Lahaul and Spiti district
- Trilokinath: An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a sacred pilgrimage sight for both hindus and buddhists.
- Tandi: Famous as the confluence of the the Chandra and Bhaga rivers
- Shashur Gompa:A monastery belonging to the Drugpa sect of Buddhism, Sha-shur means “blue pines” as patches of blue pine can be seen around the monastery
- Gondhla Monastery: Also known as Tupchilling monastery, it houses rare wooden idols of Guru Padma Sambhava Brijeshwari Devi and other lamas.
|Day||Day Plan||Travel Time|
|Day 1||Chandigarh to Manali. Reach & relax||8-9 hrs|
|Day 2||Manali to Jispa via Solang valley, Atal Tunnel, Sissu||4-5 hrs|
|Day 3||Off road drive to Shinkula Pass (May to October)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 4||Day visit- Surajtal, Deepaktal, Baralacha Pass (if accessible)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 5||Jispa to Sissu via Keylong, Trilokinath, Tandi, Shashur Gompa, Gondla Monastery, Sissu Waterfall||5-6 hrs|
|Day 6||Sissu to Chandigarh via Mandi||9-10 hrs|
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Here is the ultimate packing list for your Himachal trip.
If you are travelling the in winter – please carry
A day of exploring Lahual Valley, the monasteries and temples and what makes this place so special. We start off with a visit to Keylong which is the district headquarters. Keylong is known for its monastery and market and acts as a base to exploring the surrounding valleys. Continue your journey to Trilokinath, an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a sacred pilgrimage sight for both hindus and buddhists.
Proceed towards Tandi which is the confluence of the the Chandra and Bhaga rivers merging to form the Chenab. From Tandi we head towards Shashur gompa - belonging to the Drugpa sect of Buddhism, Sha-shur means "blue pines" in the local dialect, as patches of blue pine can be seen around the monastery. Gondla monastery - Also known as Tupchilling monastery. The monastery has rare wooden idols of Guru Padma Sambhava Brijeshwari Devi and other lamas.
The last stop for the day is Sissu village where you can visit the Sissu Lake which is just a few hundred mtrs from the main road. If you wish to visit the Sissu waterfall, you will need to trek. The waterfall can be seen from the highway as well. But the trek to the base of the waterfall is the experience you don’t want to miss. The mesmerizing beauty of this place with dense green vegetation makes it one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Himalayan region.
Check into your hotel and rest.