Keylong (or Kyelong or Kyelang) is the administrative centre of the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 126 km (78 mi) north of Manali and 120 km (75 mi) from the Indo-Tibetan border. It is located along the Manali-Leh Highway, about 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of intersection of the Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley; on the banks of Bhaga River.

Keylong is located in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. This is the district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti and situated on hills. The location itself is at a higher altitude and the town is built on valleys. Keylong is sometimes compared to Manali due to Himalayan hill stations. But when compared to the natural scenic beauty, Keylong is way ahead of Manali. The advantage of Manali is that it is approachable by road from many was easily whereas Keylong is situated interiorly reaching which will be difficult during winter and rainy seasons.

Keylong will get isolated from the rest of the world due to snow falling from October to April. Local people will accumulate all the required material before October to take care of their daily needs for the next 6 months. People who do business at Keylong will go out of Keylong and return again once Keylong is opened through road transport. From October to April, to take care of emergency situations, Helicopters will be used for transportation. Keylong is famous for valleys, snow covered peaks. Moving around Keylong between valleys is a wonderful feeling. While the mountains are pure white during October to April, become colorful during the rest of the months. There are many small monasteries and temples almost in each village available around Keylong.

Best Time to Keylong

Keylong experiences summer from the month of May and last till September and is apt to experience the beauty of the place.

Keylong Weather

The temperature remains comfortable between 8°C to 21°C.

Few facts about Suru Valley

  • There are different ways to reach Keylong but none of the transportation is easier. The easiest way to reach Keylong is to come to Manali. Nearest airport is at Bhunter at a distance of 60Kms from Manali (9Kms from Kullu). Visitors have to reach Manali from Delhi or from other places. Visit here to know how one can reach Manali from Delhi via various places. The distance between Manali and Keylong is 120Kms. Travelers have to cross Rohtang pass in this route.
  • There are two more routes through which one can visit Keylong. One is via Srinagar and crossing through Leh Ladakh. Other one is from kaza and Tabo area via Chapru and Gramphu.