Merry Christmas everyone!
Greetings from Spiti!

The temperature in Spiti is already touching -19˚C and it has snowed twice in the month of December. Even in the day time when the sun is out, the temperature refuses to go up from -4.4˚C. A week back, Spiti was covered in more than 12 inches of snowfall and surprisingly, life remained unaffected for the hardworking people of Spiti.

There are woman washing clothes in the public water sources in -9.6˚C and there are kids collecting drinking water from the same water sources in plastic cans. Just like any other winter day.

Here are some pictures I managed to upload via the satellite internet connection at Hotel Sakya Abode in Kaza.

A lady carrying a tea pot walks through snow in Kaza village of Spiti

A lady carrying a tea pot, walks through snow in Kaza village of Spiti

A zomo walking though snow in Kaza village of Spiti

A zomo walking though snow in Kaza village of Spiti

A lady navigates through fresh snowfall in Kaza village of Spiti

A lady navigates through fresh snowfall in Kaza village of Spiti

Girls smiling and laughing as they wait for their turn to collect water at the public water source in Kaza village of Spiti

Girls smiling and laughing as they wait for their turn to collect water at the public water source in Kaza village of Spiti

Dogs expecting some food, line up at a sweet shop in the cold winter season at Kaza village of Spiti

Dogs expecting some food, line up at a sweet shop in the cold winter season at Kaza village of Spiti

Kaza village of Spiti after snowfall

Kaza village of Spiti after snowfall

Dogs of Kaza village sleeping in the market while it snows.

Dogs of Kaza village sleeping in the market while it snows.

Tsering Bodh gestures at the kids walking in snowfall at Kaza village of Spiti

Tsering Bodh gestures at the kids walking in snowfall at Kaza village of Spiti

Buddhist nuns of Moorang Nunery, walking past a dog in Kaza village of Spiti as it snows.

Buddhist nuns of Moorang Nunery, walking past a dog in Kaza village of Spiti as it snows.

A view of snowfall at Kaza market in Spiti

A view of snowfall at Kaza market in Spiti