"LAND OF MONASTERIES"
Nestled on the Manali-Leh Highway, Keylong is a little hamlet, in the Lahaul and Spiti district in the sovernight halt point for buses traveling between Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. Keylong is located close to Kardang monastery, one of the largest and most important monasteries in Lahaul district, belonging to the Drupka sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Other monasteries located in proximity to Keylong include Shasur and Tyaul. The annual Ladakh festival takes place every year in July on a big scale. Keylong is situated at an altitude of 3340 mts above the sea level. Sarchu is the district Headquarters of Lahaul Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. Keylong is around 115 km from Manali, 188 km from Kaza, 373 km from Leh. The route to Lahaul takes a traveler over Rohtang Pass (3980 ml), Koksar (1st village of Lahaul) Sissu, Gondla and crossing the river Chandra Bhaga at Tandi. Keylong is also known as an oasis in the high altitudes, characterised by lush and green outlook, and is a true paradise for those who desires to have a tryst with the fascinating peaks and mountains. The pristine and colourful monasteries are an added bonus where you can relax surrounded by peaceful atmosphere.
This lush green meadow-like town, nestled amidst the snow-capped mountains, is as much a feast to the eyes as it is a treat to your soul. Since Keylong lies close to Ladakh, it is predominantly a Buddhist town, which is also evident from the numerous prayer flags that you may come across.
The serenity and the untouched appeal of this place will surely help you find the inner peace that you crave so much in the hills. Although the best time to visit this serene town is from May to October, the weather in Keylong in November is perfect for all the snow lovers!