Lahaul and Spiti are perfect locations for nature lovers and trekkers too. Located at an altitude of 3340 m in the north eastern corner, these are the two remote villages of Himachal Pradesh. Before these two districts were combined, the Lahaul capital was Kardang and Dhankar was the capital of Spiti. But now, these are spread over an area of 13835 sq. km and as per 2001 census, the total populations of these districts were recorded around 33,224. The breathtaking snow capped hills and the craggy beauty of these regions lure the travelers. Lahaul and Spiti are two isolated Himalayan valleys of Himachal Pradesh that lie on the Indo-Tibet border. A beautiful land of captivating Buddhist art and culture- Lahaul is distinguished by inflicting mountains and glaciers while the vegetation, climate and the landscape of Spiti are similar to that of Tibet. That's why the village of Spiti is also popular as 'Little Tibet'.
Holidays in Lahaul and Spiti offer pleasant experience whilst unfolding the stunning valleys of these places. In the year 1960, Lahaul Spiti became thedistricts of Himachal Pradesh that have a perfect combination of Hinduism and Buddhism. Both have their own speciality like Lahaul is blessed by nature and fostered by Chandra and Bhaga Rivers while on the other side Spiti is a living museum and there are breathtaking trek routes, valleys and very popular monasteries that captivate tourists who visit here from different parts of the world. Spiti is famous as the 'Land of the Lamas', and the Tabo Monastery situated here has been acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and includes scriptures and wall paintings like Tankhas and Stucco.