The Lahaul and Spiti locale in the Indian province of Himachal Pradesh comprises of the two some time ago separate areas of Lahaul and Spiti. The present managerial focus is Keylong in Lahaul. Before the two regions were combined, Kardang was the capital of Lahaul, and Dhankar the capital of Spiti. The locale was framed in 1960, and is the fourth least crowded area in India.
The two valleys are very unique in character. Spiti is increasingly infertile and hard to cross, with a normal rise of the valley floor of around 4,270 m. It is encased between grandiose reaches, with the Spiti stream surging out of a chasm in the southeast to meet the Sutlej River. It is a commonplace mountain desert region with a normal yearly precipitation of just 170 mm (6.7 inch).