India 2016 (part XXXVIII): Spiti Valley

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh:

impressive landscape of the Spiti Valley

impressive landscape of the Spiti Valley

After four long days of driving, we finally reached Kaza, the main town within the Spiti Valley and our base for the following days.


While Kaza lies at an altitude of ca. 3600 m, our research brought us to the high plateau east of the valley at altitudes between 4200 and 4500 m. The landscape surrounding the tiny villages of Chichim, Kibber, Gete, Tashigong, Langza, Hikkim, Komic, and Demul was really unbelievable. The clear sky, bright sun, snow-clad mountains, and rugged scenery were just fantastic. Apart from work, we could also visit the interesting Kye and Tangyud monasteries. Just click through the gallery, to get an idea of the magnificence of the Spiti Valley.

As you could see in the gallery, we were also lucky enough to spot a few wild Himalayan Blue Sheep and I took a few video clips of these beautiful animals.

After we finished our field work, we began our return journey and left the Spiti Valley towards the north, crossing the Kunzum and Rohtang passes to reach Manali.

3 responses to “India 2016 (part XXXVIII): Spiti Valley

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