Spiti in pictures – A photo essay

Mudh village and Pin river - Pin valley, near Kaza Side view of the Dhankar village En route Kaza Nako village Key monastery Giu monastery Nako lake Nako monastery Tabo monastery En route Mudh village. View of Pin river - Pin valley, near Kaza En route Mudh village. View of Pin river - Pin valley, … Continue reading Spiti in pictures – A photo essay

Spiti travel guide

Where is Spiti Spiti is a region in Himachal Pradesh and is part of the Lahaul and Spiti district. Lahaul and Spiti are different regions. Kunzum Pass is the entrance to Spiti from Lahaul. Spiti is a cold desert with very little rainfall. Keylong is in the Lahaul region and is the headquarters of the … Continue reading Spiti travel guide

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

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