Lahaul Valley

Lahaul

Some call Lahaul the “Himalayan Scotland”, and the locals say that the origin of the word ‘Lahaul’ is “Lho-Yul” meaning "Southern Country” or of Lahi-yul – ‘Country of the Gods’ . The valley of Lahaul is situated to the south of Ladakh. The original name given to the area by its neighbours in Tibet and Ladakh was Garza or Garsha. The locals call their home Swangla. One of the highest highways in the world passes through Lahaul and connects Manali with Leh. This crosses four high passes – Rohtang La (3980m), Baralacha La (4982m), Lachlang La (5,066m) and Tanglang ...