Time to leave Spiti

After coming back from Mud, we had to sort out our cab issue. It was evening by the time we got back as Subbu went to Kaza market again. We noticed Nariendar. He still looked like a mess and we were more determined not to go in his car. We also saw that Mr. Tsering, … Continue reading Time to leave Spiti

Most scenic day of our Spiti trip!

Day 7 of Spiti trip - Mud and Dhankar villages Sakya Abode staff got us a professional driver to take us out to Mud and Dhankar villages. In a YouTube video, I remember a vlogger strongly recommending a visit to Mud village when in Spiti. He said it was unmissable. He was so true! This place … Continue reading Most scenic day of our Spiti trip!

Fellow traveller and Sakya Abode to our rescue

After witnessing beautiful snowfall the previous day, we were eager to visit the Mud and Dhankar villages. As we had planned to visit only these two places, we got up a little late and had relaxed breakfast. Over breakfast, we met Varun again and had a nice chat. While having breakfast, we came to know … Continue reading Fellow traveller and Sakya Abode to our rescue

Our first snowfall – Longza, Komic and Hikkim

Day 6 of Spiti trip We got up to be greeted by a gloomy day. It was cloudy and the Kaza mountain peak was all shrouded in clouds. It was cold and with wind blowing strong. By the time we were done with our breakfast, the weather looked more ominous. I wasn't sure if it was … Continue reading Our first snowfall – Longza, Komic and Hikkim

Spiti Villages – Key, Kibber and Chicham

Day 5 of Spiti trip Next day, I was feeling much better though still a little tired. Headache was only mild. With the sun shining brightly, I felt very happy to bask in its warmth. I didn't dare to eat anything other than simple breakfast. So I had humble aloo paratha. I asked for a cup … Continue reading Spiti Villages – Key, Kibber and Chicham

Reached Kaza from Nako – Tabo and Giu en route

Day 4 of Spiti trip The two tiny angels, Shering and her elder sister, go to their school by 8:45am. Their mother and aunt head out to their farms by 8am. So we were told to get up early and be ready to have breakfast by 7am. You can read about our Nako stay here. We … Continue reading Reached Kaza from Nako – Tabo and Giu en route

Unforgettable humble stay with a family at Nako

Nariendar got the contact number of his relative's friend at Nako. The idea was to request them and allow us to stay for a night at their home. Initially, both me and Subbu were uncomfortable with the idea as we prefer privacy and our own room. But we wanted to just talk with the family … Continue reading Unforgettable humble stay with a family at Nako

Nearing Spiti

Day 4 of Spiti trip – Kalpa, Hangrang valley and Khab Sangam At The Monk - Kalpa, we woke up to stunning views of Kinnaur Kailash mountain. Right from our window, we could see the mountain range shining brightly almost blindingly bright! Kinnaur Kailash mountain range from the window of our room! Some parts of the hotel … Continue reading Nearing Spiti

Stunning Himalayan views begin

Day 3 of Spiti trip - Sarahan, hot springs at Jeori, Sangla, Chitkul, Kalpa Waking up to beautiful views!! I woke up just before Subbu. From the bed I could see a green mountain on the left. I felt a little disappointed. I wanted to see snow-capped Himalayas and three days into the trip I … Continue reading Stunning Himalayan views begin

How much harder our body works at high altitude

This is a continuation of my previous post on AMS. Here, I will try to mathematically derive the amount of effort our body should exert at high altitude to keep us going. Please understand that I am not an expert and I have used the information available on internet to make these observations. References are … Continue reading How much harder our body works at high altitude