It’s a feeling of awareness; endless beauty; spirituality; exploration; persistence; blessing; clear skies; picturesque no man’s land; crossing milestones; enjoying the journey more than the destination; liveliness yet tranquility; romance; selflessness; disconnection yet self-connection; living, playing, singing, dancing with amiable and super generous locals; fun turning to thrill to adventure to fear; conquering fears and letting yourself go!
Each phrase/word above is here because of a story I lived in Spiti. No picture, no video, no description, no explanation, no story can do justice to the essence of this place. One needs to be there to feel it and a week is too less a time to imbibe it. So next time for longer!
A night in Kye Gompa (Monastery) also known as Kee, Ke, Ki or Key Monastery at ~14k ft. has to be the crown jewel of my trip to Spiti. Remember Highway, the scene where Alia is overlooking a snowcapped mountain and saying “Aisa lag raha hai ki woh mujhe bula raha hai, kaash hum waha jaa paate”. That’s the monastery in the background – Key Monastery. But contrary to the movie, given a choice I would have never left!