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One of the most spellbinding places to visit in Spiti Valley, the Lahaul Valley is a staple for adrenaline junkies and solitude seekers alike. Bare mountains covered with null vegetation, clear blue skies, pollutions free environment, green meadows – Lahaul is a paradise for nature lovers. Pick up your camera and go crazy as Lahaul enchants you with its rare and diversified vistas.
Capture spectacular views of the Bhaga river and admire the snow-covered mountain passes. Filled with a number of hiking trails, every year tourists throng the place to satisfy their thirst for adventure.
Location: Keylong, Himachal Pradesh.
Best time to visit: May to mid-October.
Third highest lake in India and 21st highest in the world, the Suraj Tal is a divine water body surrounded by barbaric bare mountains and soothing valleys. It is a common belief that anyone who takes a dip in the pristine emerald waters of the lake is cleaned off their sins.
Whether you want to visit the Suraj Tal for spiritual reasons or to simply revel in the unsurpassed natural charm – you won’t regret it. An absolute haven for avid trekkers, the lake offers an asylum to refresh and recharge during the hectic Manali-Leh trek. Adrenaline junkie motorcyclists and mountain bikers will find this place a wonderful stopover on their journey.
Location: Lahul Valley, Keylong.
Timings: No timing restrictions.
An important high mountain pass in the Lahaul Spiti Region, the Bara-Lacha La (Pass) is one of best-known tourist places in Keylong. Perched on a height of 4,890 m above sea level, the Bara-Lacha pass is an important location as it is located at a point where the valleys of Lahaul and Ladakh meet each other.
When you are traveling from Manali to Leh (or vice versa), the Bara-Lacha Pass is where you enter into Jammu and Kashmir from Himachal Pradesh. Aside from the strategic importance of this point, the beauty of the pass is simply breathtaking.
Distance from Bus Stand: 75 km
Entry Fee: None
A silent water body in the valley as you pass through the Highway between Leh and Manali, Deepak Tal is particularly known amongst the various places to visit in Keylong. This is especially because the waters of this glacial lake remain calm, reflecting the serene surroundings of snowcapped peaks and dusty hills.
Located at a height of about 3,750m above sea level, the lake forms a perfect retreat for the riders who pass by, making it one of the best places to visit in Keylong.
Distance from Bus Stand: 44 km
Entry fee: None
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