Now, you would know that there are two types of people in this world. The first category that runs to the beach to wash away the monotony of their lives and the second category, which likes to breathe in the fresh mountain air to feel alive.
As a person who is in love with the sea and the sheer beauty of a wonderful beach, mountains are my less favored place of vacation. But being from Delhi and being a backpacker with budget and time constrains, mountains are more often than not the more feasible option.
While the country was reveling in the monsoon, I had a week to spare with my heart ablaze with wanderlust.
I checked out a few locations nearby but the rain had left no place untouched when I came across the mountain desert of Spiti. The colorful Gompa’s in contrast to its moonscape had me instantly falling in love.
I grabbed my backpack and headed on a week of adventure with three of my friends to Spiti!
About: The beautiful desert mountain valley of Spiti is located in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh and lies high in the Himalayas. It is cut off from the Kullu Valley by the Rohtang Pass while Lahaul and Spiti are cut off from each other by the Kunzum Pass. As it is cut off from the rest of the country for most of tne year due to harsh weather conditions, May to October is the best time to visit the valley.