Spiti

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Alpine Climbing Gear List 2016

Climbing in Spiti is challenging because of its remoteness and its terrain, but there are many unclaimed peaks waiting to be claimed and when the valley is clos...
People from Kaza take rest on their frozen field

First Step of Farming in Spiti

The first stage of farming in Spiti. Melting 4ft of hard snow on the fields. Sometimes its more than that. The people sprinkle ash and soil on the fields that a...
A team of mountaineers, Bharat, Prerna and Karn practice ice climbing on a frozen waterfall in Spiti valley of HimachalA team of mountaineers, Bharat, Prerna and Karn practice ice climbing on a frozen waterfall in Spiti valley of Himachal

Ice climbing a Waterfall in Spiti

For a place like Spiti, where people have been worshiping nature, adventure activities like skiing and rock climbing are considered quite foolish. There are onl...

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...
In the mid of March, two girls accompanied by their mother going back home in Komic village to enjoy their after exam holidays in their school in Rangrik village. As the roads are covered with more than four feet of snowfall, the locals take this route from #Kaza to reach #Komic in winter and spring season.

School kids going back home

The spring season if finally here in Spiti. Spiti finally has regular supply of electricity after a month of power failure due to snowfall. The sun is shining b...
As it snows heavily, a local Spitian walks through snow to collect water in the month of March

Winter won’t end in March

It's the first week of March and Spiti is without electricity for the past seventeen days. Before that, there was no power for nine days. Hence no frequent post...
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...
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