So finally Year 2018... One of the most beautiful years is coming to an end n all those beautiful moments are teasing my mind at the moment. 😃Wow😃what an year!!! n the main Highlight of the year obviously was - The Spiti Valley tour. Even after 3 months, the Hangover is still there on my mind n I guess it will remain so through the rest of my life. Yes, seriously... simply because Spiti is that Magical. The Zig-Zag roads traversing through the rocky mountains, the chilling cold weather, at one side you can see the snow-capped mountains while other side is completely a barren land n then suddenly from nowhere you will see some greenery n that enchanting Spiti river flowing parallel throughout your journey, n then those tiny villages- some were located near to the river bank n some were just looking like Hanging on the mountain cliff n vising to the peaceful monasteries located on the mountain tops, n finally sending postcards from the highest post office. All these n more were the signs that we were witnessing a truly Magical World, a world that reminds our tiny existence on this massive planet, created by The Almighty.
So we were a group of 6 strangers, started our journey from Delhi till all the way to Spiti via Shimla- Kinnaur route. The best thing about travelling with strangers is that you get new perspectives to look at life differently and this experience was also not different. A perfect small group with a specious vehicle, beautiful weather n scenic nature, complimented with warmth of locals n their delicious food at their Spitian homestay- a typical wooden Tibetan architecture n an added experience of staying in a Monastery guest house.
On a personal note, for me it was a very special trip for number of reasons.🙂 Since I came back from Kinnaur last year, Spiti was teasing me like anything, especially the Buddha statue at Langza, n the Key Monastery. I was dreaming about all these almost everyday but at the same time was scared to go there. Heard lot of things about weather conditions in Spiti, so obviously was bit scared to travel over there. But then I guess it was more about Spiti Calling for me than just dreaming about it. So finally on a random day with a spontaneous thought decided to take a Travel Break on the occasion of my birthday...n then it was never looking back about my decision. I just Did it n did it quite comfortably with little bit fitness efforts 😉, had an Lifetime Experience n I feel very Happy about it. Indeed Traveling to Spiti was most Fulfilling Decision for me.
Still a part of Spiti Valley is remaining to visit as we could not complete the journey through Manali route due to bad weather conditions...but one day, hope to complete that Spiti Valley circle.✌️✌️✌️