Spiti...!!!

Tripoto
10th Aug 2018
Photo of Spiti...!!! by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 1

Shimla is a very pleasant hill station. I visited in the month of August so the climate was very cool with some amount of rainfall.

I visited a few common tourist places such as the famous mall road, the church etc. as I had just one day in Shimla.

Next day I was on my way to Sangla and chitkul via Sarhaan.

Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 2

On my way to Sangla I stopped at kufri. There are lot of dhaba style cafes on the way. In one such dhaba I tasted a local dish called 'thupka'

Plus the journey is extremly beautiful. The views are just fantastic with all the green hills and valleys. Probably that is the best part of any himalayan journey.

There are also lots and lots of apple trees everywhere which is a treat for the eyes!

On the way I visited the famous Hatu peak in Narkanda.

I had night stay in Sarahaan.

Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Hatu peak..Narkanda

Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 3

Next day early morning I left for sangla and chitkul. Chitkul is known as the last Indian village. Chitkul is famous for its potatoes.

However on my way to sangla due to a landslide I had to take a detour towards kalpa.

Kalpa is a village in himachal. It was not in my itenary. However it turned out to be a very pretty place. It has a local market which has some cute stuff for shopping such as shawls, bags, the famous green coloured kinnaur caps etc.

I halted at night in kalpa at a place called kinnar villa. I would really recommend this hotel as the hospitality is really good. Plus food, ambience, cleanliness of the hotel was also very good.

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kalpa..himachal pradesh

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kinnaur valley

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kinnaur valley

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kinnaur Villa, kalpa

Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 4

From kalpa, I proceeded towards Nako village. I entered spiti valley enroute nako. It was just fantastic. The view was absolutely stunning and the climate was also windy.

Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Spiti Valley, Marango Rangarik, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 5

In Nako I stayed at a place called kinnar camp. It had cute tents as rooms for all tourists.

Sunset in Nako is very picturesque!

It has one or two shops for buying local jewellery or clothes. Nako has few sightseeing spots such as Nako monastery, Nako lake, and the top point view in Nako

My next destination was Tabo. Enroute I visited the Geu village which has a famous 500 year old mummy

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kinnaur camp, Nako

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Nako lake

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Nako lake

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

At the top of Nako village

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Geu village

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Nako monastery

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Geu village....500 year old mummy

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Nako Monastery

Photo of Nako, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 6

Tabo is a very pretty place. The climate is very dry in tabo.

On my way to tabo I visited the Dhankar monastery.

I visited two spots in tabo:

One is the tabo monastery

Second are the tabo caves. From the top of the caves there is a spectacular view of the tabo village!

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Tabo caves

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Dhankar monastery

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Tabo monastery

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Tabo caves

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Dhankar monastery

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

From the top of tabo caves

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Tabo caves

Photo of Tabo, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 7

The next stop was Kaza village. It has the famous key monastery.

Kaza is again a place with dry climate.

Near to kaza is a place called chicham. It has the Asia's largest bridge known as the 'chicham bridge' which is at a height of 14000ft approx.

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Key monastery

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Chicham bridge

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Asia's highest bridge

Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Kaza, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 8

Near to kaza are places such as hikkim, langza, and komic.

Langza is a fossil village and komic is village  which is highest connected by motarable road.
Langza has views which are again very fantastic

Hikkim has the worlds highest post office in the world which is located at 14567ft and is also probably the busiest post office.

Postcards are available outside the post office which you can post to your near and dear ones from the highest post office in the world.

World's highest post office

Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Komic village

Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Langza..fossil village

Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

World's highest post office

Photo of Hikkim, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 9

From kaza I proceeded towards manali. Enroute I visited the famous chandrataal lake via kumzum pass. This lake is absolutely stunning. The view is just straight out of a picture! It is just as spectacular as the pangong lake in ladakh!

Kumzum pass is also very beautiful. The weather is extremely chilly at kumzum pass.

The road from kaza to manali is extremely treacherous. Actually, it cannot be considered as a road at all. But still the journey is adventurous and one should experience it once in a lifetime!

Chandra taal lake

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kumzum pass

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar

Kumzum pass

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar

Chandra taal lake

Photo of Chandra Taal, Himachal Pradesh by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 10

Rohtang pass is very beautiful with all the foggy roads.

Manali has a famous market which looks very similar to Gangtok's M.G. road market in sikkim.

It has lots of shops and there is lots of variety to shop from.

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar

Rohtang pass

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Nivedita Bhosekar
Day 1

spiti is a place with one of the most stunning views but with very treacherous roads. However journey through those rocky roads is also absolutely worth it and is at the same time adventerous.

In my case I took a flight from Bombay to Chandigarh and from there I proceeded to Shimla by road.

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