Which story are you?Meet George from London. We met George at the highest motorable village in the world –Komic in Himachal Pradesh. George is hitch hiking his next ride to Kaza in Himachal with a group of Indian travel organizers. Before you brush him off as the regular tourist, George has been in India for five years- in Dharamshala. He has made India his base, to fly and back to other Asian countries. We decided to take a group picture with George and the travel organizers- but George wants to apply lipstick to look good for the picture. He pulls out his lip balm as we happily smile for the camera.Unlike George, Dolly has spent most of her lifetime in the place of her birth. Dholkar or Dolly as she likes to be called is a married woman with children.
Asia's 2nd highest & India's highest altitude village connected by road with just 10 houses. This place will give you a flavour of an high altitude village with its visual appeal & the 360º view from here.
I took a cab from Kaza to Langza village, where I saw larger-than-life Buddha Statue in the middle of the mountains. From Langza, I trekked for about 5 hours to reach Komic village, enjoying some of the best views of Spiti valley and Himalayan mountains. The highest village in Spiti at 4500 mts, Komic has the most amazing view of Trans-Himalayan mountains. I stayed in Komic for a week, and with a group of volunteers constructed solar bath for Komic Monastery. The inhabitants of this village do not have regular electricity and live in extreme winter for most part of the year. Thus the solar bath was really valued by the Lamas of the monastery, who were kind enough to cook lunch for us, and fun enough to play cricket with us each day, in the cold windy weather. The home stays are basic, but the warmth and hospitality of the local people make you fall in love with them immediately.