the Kulu valley and separated by the 13050’ high Rohtang
Pass, lies the Lahul valley. This is predominantly
Buddhist country. The countryside is stark and desolate
with snow clad peaks and flat roofed mud plastered houses.
Prayer flags flutter from chortens and monasteries. The
short summers and long harsh winters give these hardy
people a rare blend of humanity, humor and hospitality.
Besides the beauty of the countryside there is ample
opportunity to explore alpine flora, meadows full of
larkspur, cranesbills, and balsams, More careful
examination reveals gentians, eyebrights, and even musk
orchids. Most striking are the scores of different pink
hued roses and naturalized species from central Asia,
exhibiting deep yellow blooms, For bird lovers white
capped river chats on boulders beside steams, as well as
rosefinches, the occasional rufous backed shrike, rock
buntings ands sulphur-bellied warblers. At the top camp
choughs can be seen, as well as raptors, amongst them
himalayan griffon vultures.
Altitude (max 13650')
Delhi to Delhi