Day 5: we started off from kalpa post breakfast and started off for Tabo. On the way we stopped by at khab _ a place which is the confluence of 2 rivers sutlej and spiti river after which the valley is named as spiti valley. There is a bridge which one is to cross . The moment I crossed this bridge, the view had suddenly changed from that of green hued mountains to only rocky mountains. These mountains standing and bearing over the number of years the harsh climate, has converted themselves into unique master pieces. The winds here become dry and very chilling. The roads that lead to Tabo is all carved amongst the mountains and present one of the most scenic panoramic view your eyes and soul could see in life.
On crossing sumdo check post we visited the nako lake which is more of a closed pond like in the middle over looking mountains and also visited ghiu which is again a very beautiful picturesque village. This village is beautifully built with stones piled up on both sides of the road and greens grown everywhere. This narrow postcard road leads to a monastery and a small cabin which huts some 500 year old mummy. Villagers claim that until few years back the nails of this mummy still grew but due to some natural event the tomb glass fell on mummy and blood oozed out. Since then nails stopped growing. It's worth a mention that the teeth of the mummy is still intact.
Post having visited ghiu we reached Tabo. On the way we crossed many villages with populations of 100 , 230 and likes. We reached Tabo by around 5. We spent our evening in Tabo visiting the tabo monastery which was a 2 minute walk from our hotel tiger den. We walked around the monastery premises, clicked lots of pictures of the setting sun and the skylines. Distributed toys to the local kids and played with them too. At dinner time we met some fellow travellers from different parts of India and shared their and our travel stories with each other.