Welcome to Lahaul
Lahaul's deep-cut valleys are greened with vegetable terraces and towered over by snow-topped razor peaks. This should make Lahaul a world-class tourist magnet. However, lacking major 'sights', and being essentially 'closed' from November to May, most visitors simply breeze through en route to more famous Ladakh. Or to Spiti via Chandratal Lake, perhaps stopping in Keylong just long enough to use the wi-fi and do laundry. The result is an area that remains blissfully untouched by mass tourism...for now. You can detour to mountain villages and little monasteries that retain medieval cores behind newer facades. Or venture way off the beaten track up the consistently beautiful Pattan and Pangi Valleys to Killar with its fascinating naïve-style temples and mysterious carved well-heads. From there, the 'world's most dangerous road' leads on to Kishtwar (Jammu & Kashmir) or you can loop back to Chamba across the soaring Sach Pass, snow permitting.