Water

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...
A lady helps Sonam Dolma lift a 40lt plastic can from the public hand pump in the cold winters of Spiti. The temperature goes down to -20˚C in the month of January in Kaza village of Spiti

Only source of drinking water in winters

In Kaza, only few public water sources functional, while the others have frozen. The hand pump next to Hotel Snow Lion is one of them. The residents take specia...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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