Lahaul-Spiti district now as one were two separate districts earlier in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Both the valleys are quite different from each other The district is connected to Manali through Rohtang Pass. It is difficult to get permit to visit Lahaul district. The valley is home to snow leopards, musk deers, Himalayan brown bears, blue sheep etc. The valley is located near the Indian-Tibet border and has an influence of Tibet culture. Losar festival is celebrated here with utmost enthusiasm and fervor and is a must-witness festival of Himachal Pradesh. There are some Buddhist monasteries as well which are main learning centers of Buddhist culture and traditions.
The place is closed for 6 months during winters when the Rohtang Pass is closed. You can get here from Manali to enter into Lahaul valley. The nearest airport is near Kullu in Bhantur district and nearest railheads are in Shimla and Chandigarh.