Icicles formed on the frozen clothes left outside to dry in Kaza village of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India on 17 Jan, 2014. The temperature is dipping down to -20.3˚C in this small valley in the western Himalayas.

Frozen clothes in Kaza

After washing the clothes in the frozen stream, its time for them to dry. It takes three to four days of clear weather to dry the clothes. After every sunset, t...
Tsering Dolma washing clothes in Kaza. The village people dig a hole through the frozen stream to access the flowing water beneath it to wash clothes in peak winters

Washing clothes in winters

In the month of January, after four spells of snowfall, when few more public water sources have started freezing, washing clothes got a little tricky for the pe...
A Lady washing clothes after work in an irrigation canal that passes through Kaza village in Spiti

Washing Clothes in an irrigation canal.

A lady washing clothes in the freezing cold water of an irrigation canal, that passes through Kaza village. The water pipes have frozen and people have to wash ...
Dawa Yangchan, age 55 and her grand daughter Punam washing clothes in the stream between Old and New Kaza. After the indoor pipelines freeze in the winters, the locals of Spiti use the public pipelines for washing clothes and drinking.

Washing clothes in early winters of Spiti

Dawa Yangchan, at an age of 55, washing clothes with her grand daughter Punam near the opening of a pipeline of fresh water in Kaza. The temperature goes down t...
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