Nestled at an altitude of 3,440 m above sea level, Keylong is an administrative headquarter of the Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh. Boasting about its unique location and breathtaking beauty, Keylong is a perfect tourist destination for nature lovers and peace seekers. We offer a wide range of tastefully curated Keylong tour packages with which tourists can explore the beguiling beauty of this enchanting town. It is an amazing place to visit in Himachal Pradesh with family and friends owing to its salubrious weather as well as amicable environs.
Enveloping amidst brown and barren mountains, Keylong looks like an oasis of greenery in the region. Located on the bank of the Bhaga River where Chandra Valley, Bhaga Valley, and Chenab Valley intersects. This is among the major towns situated on Leh Manali Highway and a prominent stopover for tourists going on Leh Ladakh trips. This quaint village of Lahaul Valley is an amazing place for travel enthusiasts that offers a memorable vacation. Some of the popular festivals of Keylong that make the trip worth it and offer glimpses of the rich traditions and culture of the region are Keylong Tribal Fair and Festival and Snow Festival. Other prominent festivals of the region are Gochi Festival, Halda Festival, Fagli Festival, Tsheshu Festival, Pauri Festival, and Gataur Festival which are the perfect treat to the eyes and senses. Cham Dance, vibrant decorations, folk music, and unique dress-up are the main attractions of these ceremonies.
Keylong is home to some of the most beautiful tourist spots of Himachal including ancient monasteries, age-old monasteries, historic forts, and lively markets. Snow clad mountains, mighty rivers, and historical monuments make Keylong a picturesque destination of Himachal. Kardang Monastery is situated in Keylong, which is the largest and most prominent Gompas of the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This is the most popular tourist destination of Keylong where travelers can spend some quality time amidst tranquil environs.
With our carefully designed Keylong holiday packages, travelers can explore the breathtaking beauty of this serene destination of Himachal. During the Keylong trip, tourists are provided with numerous facilities including the accommodation of their choice, guided sightseeing tour, and smooth transfers. The Keylong travel packages are customizable and tourists can modify them as per their requirements with the help of our travel experts.
Best Places to Visit on your Keylong Trip
From placid glacier lake to revered monasteries and high altitude mountain passes, Keylong houses a plethora of sightseeing places that make this a renowned tourist destination among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Keylong is a gateway to Ladakh, which makes it a major stopover during the Manali Leh trip. There are numerous tourist spots located in the proximity of Keylong, which makes the trip unforgettable. Besides this, visitors can indulge in various adventure activities including trekking, hiking, bird watching, and camping. Some of the best places to visit in and around Keylong are:
- Kardang Monastery
- Baralacha Pass
- Suraj Tal
- Sissu Waterfall
- Shashur Monastery
- Tayul Monastery
- Gondla Fort
- Deepak Tal
- Shri Triloknath Temple
- Guru Ghantal Monastery
Best Time to Plan a Visit to Keylong
The region enjoys pleasant and soothing weather in the summer season, which makes it the best time to visit Keylong. From May to October, Keylong enjoys salubrious weather, which makes it a perfect getaway from the scorching heat of the plains. This is also the perfect time to partake in thrilling activities including camping and trekking. The region experiences downpour from June to September and the weather remained cold. It is advisable to carry woolens as the temperature dips in the evening. The annual festival of Lahaul Valley celebrates in July when monks and locals from the valley gather here to celebrate the major ceremony with great zeal and vigor.
In winters, Keylong experience heavy snowfall and the harsh climatic condition does not make it an ideal time to visit there. Those who wish to enjoy snowfall can visit here in winter and indulge in snow activities. From December to February, the temperature hovers around zero during the night hours, and the region experiences chilly weather. Tourists can visit here in winters from Atal Tunnel only as Rohtang Pass remains closed due to heavy snowfall. It is recommended to carry heavy woolens if someone plans to visit here in the winter season.
How to Reach Keylong for a Wonderful Vacation
Situated on the Manali Leh Highway, Keylong lies between Rohtang Pass and Baralacha Pass. The region has no airport and railway station of its own. The nearest major airport from Keylong is Bhuntar Airport, Kullu which is located 120 km away. Tourists can hire a private taxi or board a shared taxi from Bhuntar, Kullu, and Manali for Keylong. The buses going towards Leh Ladakh also pass through Keylong.
This idyllic town is easily accessible from the nearby cities and towns. The nearest railhead from Keylong is Pathankot Junction which is located at 363 km. The other major railway station is in Chandigarh which is 376 km away from Keylong. From Chandigarh and Pathankot, travelers can board a bus or hire a taxi till Manali and from where the HRTC bus and shared taxi are easily available. Keylong is well-connected by Manali via Atal Tunnel and via Rohtang Pass. However, in the winter season, the Rohtang Pass gets blocked due to heavy snowfall. So tourists can travel to Keylong in winters via the Atal Tunnel route only.
Best Accommodation to stay on your Keylong Tour
There is no dearth of staying options in Keylong where tourists can stay and enjoy their trip to the fullest. From tourist bungalows to homestays and guest houses to hotels, Keylong has everything to cater to the demands of different types of travelers. These accommodation options are for all budgets including economical category to luxury types. They are equipped with all the basic amenities and facilities, which make the Keylong trip comfortable. Some of the best accommodation options available in Keylong are:
- The Chandrabhaga
- Sky Hills
- Hotel Dekyid
- Geymur Khar
- Dupchen Inn
- Drilbu Retreat
- Juniper Valley Camps
- North Face Country Cottage
- Khorpani Homestay
- Himalaya Retreat
- Camp Gemur Holidays