I couldn't feel my right hand after staying up almost all night to make time-lapses of stars and the sunrise. The local dogs barked all night making it worse. As the sun came, I took out all my gear for filming and got to know that overnight my drone and phone stopped working due to the freezing temperatures.
It was just My camera and I in a totally different world. The last line is what i feel right now, but, at that time I was pissed. For me, it was the end of my travel video as half of my gear ditched me. I still decided to film just for the sake of it and because Spiti is truly an adventure of a lifetime.
We drove to Langza and as you go near the village, you see a statue of Buddha standing tall at 14,500ft. There is a local temple in Langza from where the statue is about 60-70 meters. I couldn't control myself and ran to the statue forgetting the altitude, the chilly winds and all the things i was mad about. It was the greatest feeling ever.
After Langza, it was time for Key, the most peaceful place in the himalayas. I had a little headache after my running session in Langza. But all the pain vanished as I saw the Key Monastery standing a 1000ft above the "welcome" sign just where the Key village begins. I got out of the car and ran inside the monastery. I was jumping on roofs to have the best view, after finding a spot, I just sat and looked at the valley. The one thing which was in my mind was a scene from Highway, when Alia Bhatt just sits at Key Monastery looking at the beautiful view. Whenever I saw scenes shot in Spiti valley in the movie, i just wanted to pack my bags and go to Spiti, but, being 15 its never that easy. Before leaving the monastery, i shot some clips and then it was the time where my short trip to Spit ended.
Going back, i was listening to songs from Highway and Swades, creating situations in my mind in which something unexpected happens and I have to stay in Spiti for a day or two more...but well, it didn't happen. I reached Tabo and just sat on the rooftop of the homestay with some local kids and just saw the various colours of sky during the sunset, without my camera.