CHUMATHANG -- SUMDO Nowadays, we'll go from Chumathang into Sumdo. The ride goes through a stunning landscape called average Ladakh until the time people hit on the Mahe Bridge, which will be roughly 23 Kms away.
Nako to Sumdo: On third day morning, we had breakfast at the bus stop, and after a wait of four hours, we got into a military truck. The bus came later but overtook us at Chango and by the time, we reached Sumdo, the bus had already left for Tabo :(.Sumdo is the entry-point to Lahaul-Spiti. All the foreigners have to get the inner line permit to travel further into the Spiti valley or while exiting from the valley. A road from Sumdo goes to the border-point of Kaurik. This area has a large military base, as well. While scoping out our options, we had delicious samosas at GREF canteen and were lucky to get a lift up to Tabo Monastery. During this whole journey, the Spiti River was a constant companion. At such a great height, roads are not in great shape as it is challenging to maintain due to the treacherous nature of the mountain. For traveling account in Spiti Valley, please readSpiti valley - Part III - Tabo – Kaza – Key – Kibber – Komic – Kaza – Losar – Kunzum Pass – Rohtang Pass – Manali – DelhiFor the third part of the journey in Kinnaur, please visit Kinnaur Kailash, Kalpa, and the Kinnauri Apple Orchards