Travel Sissu | Mesmerizing Land of Glaciers And Mountains | Place To visit
Updated: Oct 21
The magical Leh–Manali highway crosses many streams of ice-cold water from snow-capped mountains and glacial melts. It is a 428 km long highway in northernmost India connecting Leh, the capital of the union territory of Ladakh, to Manali in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
This highway connects the Manali Solang valley to the Lahaul and Spiti valleys in Himachal Pradesh and the Zanskar valley in Ladakh. Sissu also known as Khwaling is a small town located on the right bank of Chandra river, in the Lahaul valley. It is becoming a popular tourist destination as the area is beautiful and has facilities for tourist to stay here.
The entire riverside belt of Lahaul is decorated with rustic little villages, treats with spectacular sunset views, and lifestyle. This land of glaciers is one of the finest places in the Himalayas and also home for stunning lakes. In this region, travellers can go for hiking, camping, trekking, stargazing and snow adventures.
The view of the waterfall across the Chandra river and opposite the town, locally known as 'Palden Lhamo dhar', is particularly spectacular. The main source of waterfall is the suspended glaciers on the Himalayan Range. As you reach the waterfall, you come across greenery all around which makes the location is mesmerizing.
Sissu is the main town centre for the nearby villages of Ropsang-Khangser-Gyungling, Gomathang, Yangling, Jagdang, Sarkhang, Shurthang and Labrang. As Sissu is located a few kilometres from the north portal of the Rohtang Tunnel, this area will stay connected for the whole year. The adjacent village of Shashin is home of the famous deity of Lahaul known as Ghepan/Ghepang or Lord Gyephang. Sissu also has a Helipad and an adjacent Lake , which is a major tourist attraction.