Articles and pictures from the autumn season in Spiti Valley in the Himalayas

Hot Soup on a frozen Spiti pond

While exploring Spiti through satellite imagery, I found a small high altitude waterbody above Hikkim. I marked it on my watch and hiking up to this lake became...
Tabo Monastery of Spiti. Built in 996CE by a Tibetan translator, Rinchen Zangpo, it is known to be the oldest Buddhist Monastery in India and the Himalayas.

Himalayas’ Oldest Buddhist Monastery

With its thirty six life size clay statues, Tabo Monastery is a national treasure and is also called as the Ajanta of the Himalayas. As you enter Spiti from Kin...
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 confluence of Spiti and Pi...
Relatives of the bride preparing momos for the guests of a Spiti Wedding.

Preparing a feast before a Spiti Wedding

Relatives of the Bride family from Mane Yongma and Dhankar helping in the preparation of Momo’s for the guests at Sichling. Large quantities of food is prepa...
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 ...
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