Lahaul district is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It basically consists of two districts of Spiti and Lahaul. This district was formed in the year of 1960. Out of a total of 640 districts of India this is the third least populous district. The Lahaul valley is interestingly placed in the mountain ranges and is blessed with a unique amalgamation of high mountains and white glaciers. Some of the most popular glaciers of this place are Bara Shigri, Samundari, Chota Sigri and Sonapani glaciers. The region of Hikkim in Lahaul is the fifth highest city in the world. The two most prominent rivers of this place are Chandra and Bhaga and these flows through the valleys of the same name. The net area and the total population of this place are 13835 sq kms and 33,224 respectively.
Lahaul is the home of many of fabulous pieces of works that could be considered as emblems of Buddhist art and culture. In addition to this tourists and travellers could enjoy the golden images of Padmasambhava, ancient murals, thankas and wood carving present in the monasteries. This valley, which lies at a height of 2745 meters, is the ideal place to visit during the summers. Though there are times of intermittent and sporadic rainfalls this place is nothing short of heaven for the climbers, trekkers and wilderness lovers.
Some of the most popular tourist attractions of Lahaul are the monasteries with the most popular among them being Khardong and Shashur. In addition to these other places of interest are Gonda, Keylong, Triloknath Temple, Gemir, Koksar, Baralacha La Pass. Khardong monastery was built in the early 12th century and is blessed with a large collection of Kangyur and Tangyur volumes. These large volumes of Buddhist scripture are Bhoti. Thus no excursion of Himachal Pradesh is complete without getting enchanted by the beauty of Lahaul.