Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Aug 31 ( Higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh experienced moderate snowfall, officials said Monday.

“Higher reaches of tribal Lahaul and Spiti district have experienced moderate snowfall since Sunday night. This (snowfall) was after a gap of more than four months,” public relations officer of Lahaul and Spiti district Sher Singh told Inditop¬† on phone.

The Lady of Keylong peak in Lahaul and Spiti district and the Rohtang Pass in Kullu district have also received snowfall, he said.

The entire Lahaul and Spiti district, populated mainly by tribals, remains cut off from the rest of the country for more than six months in the year owing to heavy snowfall. The climatic conditions in the landlocked district are harsh as much of the land falls under a cold desert.