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Life in the Himalayan valley of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, India

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...
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 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 ...
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...
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 that was constructed af...
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