July 2016

Lahaul-Spiti

Those who love mountains know this, once you visit them they always beckon you back. Ever since my first tryst with Himalayas, which was a trip to Leh-Ladakh back in 2005, I have always wanted to see more of this vast and magnificent landscape. Was blessed to do the Mt. Kailash – Manasa Sarovar trip […]

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Key Monastery

Key Gompa (also spelled Ki, Kye or Kee) is one of the iconic Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, which is 400 year old and is located on top of a hill, at an altitude of 4,166 metres (13,668 ft) above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful monasteries that is not only easily accessible by […]

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Langza

Due to the vastness of the “Middle Land” and the entire region being sparsely populated, all human settlements here are isolated amid their own beautiful surroundings. But the one that awe stuck us and left us speechless was this hamlet that was set amidst green pastures and surrounded by snow-clad mountain, was Langza. This remote […]

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Dhankar Monastery

Dhankar Gompa (also spelt as Dankhar, Drangkhar or Dhangkar) is both a village and a Gompa, in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres (12,774 feet) in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The complex is built on […]

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Dhankar Lake

Dhankar lake is situated above the village of Dhankar at the height of 4136 meters (13570 feet) surrounded by dry, aried mountains on one side but opens up to distant snow capped mountains on the other side. The hike to Dhankar Lake begins from a non decrepit path just outside the old Dhankar Monastery and […]

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Chandratal

Chandratal is a spectacular sweet water lake, located in the midst of dry arid landscape of Spiti. The lake is in the shape of a half moon and aptly called as Chandratal (Moon Lake). The water is crystal clear, and boasts of different shades of blue as the day progresses. Chandratal is the source of […]

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Spiti Valley

Image gallery from Spiti-valley:

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Enroute – Spiti

Image gallery enroute from Manali to Kaza and back:

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Manali-Rothang

Image gallery from Manali and Rothang pass:

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