Kibber is probably the most popular village in Spiti, and even after being in the valley for close to a month, I had still not visited it. Since I was volunteering there in another monastery, I only had the weekends off and had chosen to visit other parts of Spiti over the previous weekends. I had no more weekends left, and so figured I would visit Kibber on another trip top Spiti, which I was definitely going to make. In the last few days, the nuns at the monastery had to make a sudden travel plan to visit the Dalai Lama, which worked out perfectly fine for me! I went to Kaza that morning, and took a bus to Kibber that evening. The bus to Kibber leaves at 4 pm everyday, and is a 2 hour ride away, Kibber being the last stop. By now, I had gotten used to the over-crowded buses and had blocked my seat an hour earlier. I got to share my seat with four young girls, who were going to Kibber to spend the weekend with their friend, and they entertained me throughout singing the latest bollywood songs.
The sights I was treated to on the ride were absolutely spectacular; any place I go to is so vastly different from the last in Spiti. The vast mountains on this side of the valley were starkly different from the other parts, with steep crevices and darker mountains. The weather was getting chillier, and was the perfect complement for the views on offer. I reached Kibber by 6 pm, and set off to find a place to stay.