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Month: September 2014

An old Spiti man collects the dry shrubs used as a fuel in the treeless landscape of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo – Kerosine of Spiti Valley

"This is the kerosine of Spiti", said Tsering Phunchuk with a big smile. He lives with some other villagers up in the grasslands for three summer months with th...
Two friends painting their new house in Demul village, Spiti.

Photo – Painting a house in Demul

Portrait of Phunchuk Tanduv, from village Tabo. He is in Demul to help his friend paint his new house. Two friends painting their new house in Demul village...
A family sleeping at their home in Demul village of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Respiratory diseases common is Spiti

As we were invited for dinner in the home stay at Demul, three super tired members of the family were already asleep in the kitchen. The old lady has a respirat...
Blue Spiti River in Autumn.

Photo : Spiti river in Autumn

After carrying silt throughout the year from melted glaciers, Spiti river comes in its full glory in the autumn months when it turns blue. Blue Spiti River ...
A woman walks by the Wooden barrels of water used to collect water in the Doagsar of Mane Yongma village, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo – Wooden buckets of Spiti

A woman walks by the Wooden barrels used to collect water in the Doagsar of Mane Yongma village, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India A woman walks by the Wooden ...
Life in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo : Key Monastery, Spiti

At an elevation of 4,166 metres Key or Ki is the biggest monastery in Spiti valley with over 100 monks. It belongs to the Gelug sect of Buddhism. This mona...
A family of Blue Sheep in the mountains around Kibber village of Spiti

Photo : A family of Blue Sheep

A family of Blue Sheep in the mountains around Kibber village of Spiti This family of Blue sheep was crossing the road near Kibber. I thought they were Ibex...
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