Next day we woke up greeted with the amazing Kaza valley turned white and wast landscape, embraced on the morning walk and best of views.
Had our breakfast and finally set for next adventure to Key monastery, Kibber village and Chicham bridge.
Key monastery was our first stop founded by Dromton in the 11th century. This over the years was many times attacked by invaders and a part of it was destroyed by an earthquake.At this time in the year they barely see any tourists so we were warmly welcomed and first we served tea and biscuits and then we were given a full tour of the monastery by the head monk.We had many questions and even few silly ones were answered so patiently by the head monk. Touched by the hospitality we decided to respect their peace and didn’t took any photos inside the monastery as we wanted to take this experience in our minds not in the pictures.
Our car got stuck many times on way to Kibber village as the snow on the roads was now more thick, and our snow chains to our bad luck were oversized. Some local people stopped for helping us and with a few tips on driving in snow we made or way through to Kibber village.
The mesmerising view of the snow cladded mountain and there sits a village with minimum facilities and cut off from outside world. This beautiful village with even more beautiful people will always greet you with a smile and they love to get in conversation and know how the experience has been in the Spiti valley.
Having spent sometime there then we started towards Chicham Bridge, Asia highest suspension bridge. We barely saw any part of the road all you see is the snow and few marks of the tyres as not many tourists come at this time of the year only traveler’s do.
We finally made our way back to Kaza as sun was going down and we were instructed to come back before that as the temperature was going to dip very fast.