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Norbu and Tenzing pulling their donkey up to the unpaved road to ride it back to their village, Tashi Gang. © Himanshu Khagta

Spiti kids play in an organic way

After driving for around an hour on the high altitude plateaus from Kibbar, the road bifurcated right next to an ugly concrete structure tha...
Picture of a Red Fox in Spiti Valley. © Himanshu Khagta

A Red Fox in Dhankar

The sight of a beautiful red fox when entering Spiti for the first time was extraordinary. Though I have never liked the idea of specially g...
Horses grazing at Gete village in Spiti Valley. © Himanshu Khagta

Horse grazing at Gete Village

Horses grazing at Gete village in Spiti Valley. There are two ways to reach Gete. Either you can walk, cycle or drive from the motor able road from Kibber village, or you can walk up the cliff from Ki Monastery....
Monks of Dhankar monastery going for the Cham dance in Mane Yongma village. © Himanshu Khagta

Monks going for the Cham dance

After every four years, villagers from Mane Yongma and Mane Gongma invite the monks from Dhankar monastery to perform a special prayer for t...
Every sunday, people of Mane Yongma village gather in the village temple to chant a Buddhist Manta for few hours. © Himanshu Khagta

Sunday evening prayer for a temple

People of Mane Yongma village wants to construct a temple in the village. The monk told them to gather once a week and chant this buddhist m...
Village Kakti in Spiti Valley under the blanket of stars. © Himanshu Khagta / www.khagta.com

Kakti – The single home hamlet

Reaching the destination after a long hike with a heavy backpack through a super dangerous route is an amazing feeling, but reaching a p...

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Norbu and Tenzing pulling their donkey up to the unpaved road to ride it back to their village, Tashi Gang. © Himanshu Khagta

Spiti kids play in an organic way

After driving for around an hour on the high altitude plateaus from Kibbar, the road bifurcated right next to an ugly concrete structure tha...

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Spiti woman watching a public event in the village of Mane Yongma, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo – Women of Mane Village

After every three years, the village people of Mane village get together for a ceremony that involves three days of prayer that ends with a ...
Dhangkar Gompa (also known as Dhangkhar, Dhankar) is an old buddhist monastery on top of a fragile mountain cliff at 3900m in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Dhankar Gompa

Dhankar Gompa, built on top of a very fragile mountain cliff at an altitude of 3894m above sea level, has an overwhelming view of the conflu...
A funny Spiti lady reacts when the camera is pointed on her by raising both her hands in air, in the Doagsar of Mane Yongma, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo : Don’t Shoot Me

This is by far the funniest reaction I got when I pointed my camera at someone. We were above Mane Yongma village in Spiti, at a plac...
Every sunday, people of Mane Yongma village gather in the village temple to chant a Buddhist Manta for few hours. © Himanshu Khagta

Sunday evening prayer for a temple

People of Mane Yongma village wants to construct a temple in the village. The monk told them to gather once a week and chant this buddhist m...
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