Lahaul and Spiti, the largest district in Himachal Pradesh, is a vast area of high mountains and narrow valleys bounded by Ladakh to the north. Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to the south-east and the Kullu Valley to the south. Lahaul is often regarded as a midway point en route to Leh and the Indus Balley, but it has more to offer travelers. Spiti Valley has onlu recently been opened to foreign tourists attracted to its isolated Buddhist Gompas and villages.
Kinnaur is a remote mountainous district between Shimala and the Tibetan border. The region was de-restricted in 1991 and travel to and around Kinnaur is now with easy to obtain permits.
Kinnaur isbound to the north by the formidable Zanskar Range, which forms the border with Tibet.The region is drained by Sutlaj River, which flows from close to Malaya forms the backdrop of the region, most spectacular peaks, south of Kinnaur Kailash is the popular Sangla Valley, which has been described as one of the most scenic in the entire Himlaya