Lahaul and spiti are two remote Himalayan valleys of Himachal Pradesh, lying in the indo Tibet border. They are strange ,exiting and adventurous . Extremely different and beautiful valleys like none other in the entire Himalayas . Lahaul has more uniform line of mountains, and thus it has massive glaciers. There is little monsoons in both these valleys, this enables climbers and trekkers to enjoy
If you are new to this area, it is first important to understand the geographical location of this place. Lahaul and spiti are entirely different valleys, separated by the Chandrabhaga ranges, and connected by the kunzum pass (4550 mts). The headquaters of spiti is in Kaza, and of Lahaul is in Keylong.
Spiti is assessable from Kinnaur side too, the main advantage of this route is that there are no high passes to be crossed along this route. Lahaul is the region beyond Rohtang pass.To reach Lahaul ,you have to cross the pass at Rohtang. The road which comes from Spiti, across the Kunzum pass meets at Grampoo, 15 kms from Rohtang. If you turn right from Grampoo , you start your journey towards Spi
The winters are cold and the temperatures plummet to below minus. In December, there are first sign of snow fall, which continue till March. By the end of march the temperatures begain to rise, but there is still an element of chill in the mornings and evenings.
The spring season is relatively warm, but you still need woollens. The first signs of summer come in late April. The warmth is because of the Sun. Once if you in shady area you will feel the cold. Areas above 3500 m reamin cold through out. That is if you paln to cross kunzum even in the thick of summers, you still need a jacket. once it is sunny, the months of may to September are warm. In the la