Summer

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

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...
Two friends painting their new house in Demul village, Spiti.

Photo – Painting a house in Demul

Portrait of Phunchuk Tanduv, from village Tabo. He is in Demul to help his friend paint his new house. Two friends painting their new house in Demul village...
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...
A funny Spiti lady reacts when the camera is pointed on her by raising both her hands in air, in the Doagsar of Mane Yongma, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Photo : Don’t Shoot Me

This is by far the funniest reaction I got when I pointed my camera at someone. We were above Mane Yongma village in Spiti, at a place locals call the Do...
Women from Demul village in Spiti valley, working in their pea farms.

Traditional Farming in Spiti

After the snow melts on the high peaks around the villages of Spiti, the hard working people start their annual summer routine. The livestock is taken to th...
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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