After a good sleep I rented a thunderbird 350x at a decent price and headed to a few so called highest places in the world. First I headed to Langza Village at an altitude of 14,500 ft and visited the famous Buddha statue of langza. My next destination was Hikkim which is the highest post office in the world at an altitude of 14,567 ft and met five other bikers from different parts of india. We teamed up and headed to komic, the highest village in the world connected with a motorable road at an altitude of 15,140 ft. the next destination was a lifelong dream. The famous, key monastery. The biggest monastery in spiti and almost 1000 years old which is home to 300 monks. The monastery is a wonderful example of the monastic architecture that came into prominence during the 14th century because of the Chinese influence. It is famous for its style of architecture called Pasada.
To be at the roof of the monastery is a splendid experience. Your heart will surely skip a beat or two once you are at the top. On one side is the magnanimous Himalayas and on the other side lies the Spiti river valley set at the backdrop of snow-capped Himalayas. The Key village and its lush green farms nestled on the banks of river gives a majestic treat for your eyes!
Later I headed alone to a village called Tashigang. This place is really interesting as there are only 6 houses in this village. One thing I loved about kinnaur and spiti is its people. I was setting up my tent outside the village and a person came to me said “ Julley! Itna thanda me kyun tent me reh rahe ho? Mera ghar me raho app”. You can imagine how I felt at that moment. I stayed with the family of 6 in their home and they served me butter tea and a nice meal. We all sat by the chaktab or commonly known tandoor in the kitchen and talked about our cultures for hours and went to sleep.