Places to visit in Keylong, or Kyelang, opens you up to some of the most beautiful vistas of the Himalayas. Located in the Lahaul and Spiti District of the state of Himachal Pradesh, Keylong is an important stop and an amazing detour from the Leh-Manali Highway. A green meadow like town smack in the middle of snowcapped peaks, Keylong is predominantly a Buddhist region. And because Keylong lies on the gateway to Ladakh, there are great chances that while you ride on the highway, you might find a number of prayer flags waving in the air.

From the breathtaking beauty of Suraj Tal, to the majesty of the mighty Bara-Lacha Pass, and from the 
peace of the Kardang Monastery, to the captivating allure of the Lahaul Valley, Keylong is in the proximity of a number of spots that will help you in finding that inner peace that you so desire in the hills. Take a look at these tourist places in Keylong for your next adventure in the mountains.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Keylong:

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An important high mountain pass in the Lahaul Spiti Region, the Bara-Lacha La (Pass) is one of best-known tourist places in Keylong. Perched on a height of 4,890 m above sea level, the Bara-Lacha pass is an important location as it is located at a point where the valleys of Lahaul and Ladakh meet each other.

When you are traveling from Manali to Leh (or vice versa), the Bara-Lacha Pass is where you enter into Jammu and Kashmir from Himachal Pradesh. Aside from the strategic importance of this point, the beauty of the pass is simply breathtaking.

Distance from Bus Stand: 75 km

Entry Fee: None

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A silent water body in the valley as you pass through the Highway between Leh and Manali, Deepak Tal is particularly known amongst the various places to visit in Keylong. This is especially because the waters of this glacial lake remain calm, reflecting the serene surroundings of snowcapped peaks and dusty hills.

Located at a height of about 3,750m above sea level, the lake forms a perfect retreat for the riders who pass by, making it one of the best places to visit in Keylong.

Distance from Bus Stand: 44 km

Entry fee: None

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Located in a village of the same name, Kardang Monastery is considered to be the most important monastery in the valley of Lahaul. A white facade decorated with prayer flags in their traditional colors is what greets the visitors as they arrive at this beautiful monastery. Located in the foothill of Rangcha Peak, this 900-year-old monastery belongs to the well-known Drukpa Lineage and was built on the left bank of the Bhaga River.

In the monastery, you will find thankas, musical instruments such as flutes, drums, horns, as well as old weapons, colorful frescoes and a number of wall murals.

Distance from Bus Stand: 16 km

Entry Fee: None

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One of the best places to visit in Keylong, the name of Shashur Monastery translates into ‘blue pines’. This is owed to the presence of Blue Pine around the monastery, giving it a rather calm and serene setting amidst the hills of the Lahaul Valley. This monastery was built in the 17th century, on the spot of a previously existing structure. The then king of Bhutan sent a representative here, who oversaw the building.

Famous for housing large Thangka paintings, with a few being taller than fifteen feet, alongside wall paintings displaying all 84 deities of Buddhism, the Shashur Monastery is visited by tourists and pilgrims alike, all throughout the year; with the best time to visit falling during the month of July.

Distance from Bus Stand:
5 km

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