Lahaul Spiti is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh in terms of area but the population is really less. This is due to the extreme conditions that one will find here. The most parts of this district get disconnected to the rest of the country in the winters due to the heavy snowfall and therefore people preserve their food and other stuff in advance only. The place is equally exciting for tourists who have recently shown great interest in traveling here. Keylong is the district-headquarter of Lahaul Spiti and is not very far from Rohtang pass. It is a small town where you can spend few days. Chandra Tal Lake is another popular tourist destination. This comes in Lahaul valley. If you want to go to Spiti valley you will again find a number of options – Kaza, Tabo -these are the two popular towns in Spiti. The Buddhist culture is prevalent in this region. Buddhism is the dominant religion here, although there are minor traces of Hindus as well. You would see many small temples of Hindu and Buddhist deities. Most of the traditions and culture in Lahaul Spiti are different from rest of the Himachal, including their language. It is more closely related to Tibetan culture than the rest of Himachal. The district connects Himachal Pradesh to Jammu Kashmir through Ladakh region. If you are going to Ladakh by Manali-Leh highway, you will have to cross this region. It is very popular for its scenic beauty. Manali is the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti. Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is celebrated in villages with a lot of pomp and show, throughout Lahaul and Spiti in January or February, depending on the lunar calendar.