Winter

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

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...
Portrait of Rinchen standing with a packet of biscuits with dogs lines around him to share some.

Portrait of Rinchin

Portrait of Rinchen standing with a packet of biscuits with dogs lines around him to share some....
Tsering Bodh driving his car in Spiti

Was there a snow leopard nearby?

As we were driving back from the portion cleared off snow on the Langza road in the middle of cold January in the white Maruti Gypsy King, Tsering Bodh suddenly...
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...
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...

Evening tea at Kaza

When the winter progresses in Spiti valley, the sweet shops and food joints close down. In the month of January, only two food joints are open in Kaza village, ...
A kid walks with a sledge made of plastic water pipes and wood through the lanes of Kaza village of Spiti on 25th Jan, 2015.

Sledging through Kaza

A kid walks with a sledge made of plastic water pipes and wood through the lanes of Kaza village of Spiti on 25th Jan, 2015. A kid walks with a sledge made of...
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...
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