Phis lush oasis amidst snow-clad mountains is the headquarters of Lahaul Spiti district. It lies on the main road to Leh over Rohtang Pass at an altitude of 3340 meters. It is known for the three gompas – Kardang Gompa (5 kms.), Shashur Gompa (3 kms.), and Tayul Gompa (3 kms.).

KyelangAround Keylang

Tandi (8 kms.)

This ancient village on the confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers is associated with several myths and legends. It is said that Chandra, the daughter of Moon and Bhaga, the son of Sun married here. The Guru Ghantal Monastery, 4 kms. from Tandi is said to be the roof and exquisite carvings have idols of Padmasambhava oldest Gompa of Lahaul. The monastery with pyramidal and Brajeshwari Devi. The “Ghantal” festival is celebrated here on the full moon night in mid – June.

Gondla (18 kms.)

The historical village on the right bank of Chandra river is famous for its unique eight storied castles of the Thakur of Gondla. The fair held in July at the local monastery attracts a large number of visitors.


Udaipur (52 kms.)

It is located on the confluence of Chenab and Mayar Nallah and is known for the intricately carved shrine of goddess Markula Devi, dating back to the 10th – 11th century.

Triloknath Temple (4 kms.)

This famous shrine of Shiva as Triloknath, the Lord of the three worlds lies in a village on the banks of the Chenab river. It also has a six-armed image of Avalokiteshvara – installed by Guru Padmasambhava and is sacred to Hindus as well as buddhists.

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