Life

Articles and pictures from the daily life of Spiti people.

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 Cham dance by the mo...
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...
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...
Spiti woman milking a Zomo in the Doagsar above Mane Yongma village in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo – Spiti woman milking a Zomo

Spiti woman milking a Zomo in the Doagsar above Mane Yongma village in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India Spiti woman milking a Zomo, a Yak-Cow hybrid, in the D...
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 place like Kakti is n...
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