Early morning, the next day, the trip would start for Spiti. Since the journey is a long one, you should start pretty early, right after breakfast. Your next stop can be either Nako or Tabo, preferably Tabo. While Sangla to Tabo is 190 km, the rough tracks and treacherous roads make driving difficult, and it takes almost an entire day to reach Tabo. In Sangla the rather violent Baspa River, which was always by your side, will leave you at Karcham, and you will now have the river Sutlej with you. The landscape is beautiful in the entire Kinnaur region, as you move across Recong peo, Pooh, and Khaab. As you inch towards the Spiti valley you will start noticing a slow change in scenario, with the mountains slowly losing their green cover and turning barren with rocky faces. The Lahul-Spiti valley starts after crossing Namgia, in the Kinnaur district, and this is the place where the Satlej meets the Spiti River. One crosses a bridge and enters the Spitiland! And Voila! The scenario changes completely! You leave behind all the good old tarmac roads, the pretty green mountains, and you enter an enchanted desert land of rocks of every imaginable shapes, sizes, and colours; something which is impossible to explain or even visualise, unless one visits Spiti.