A Himalayan Snow Desert: Spiti Valley

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Spiti Valley is one half of the Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh. It is spread over a vast landmass and is a popular tourist destination among motorcyclists, trekkers, and adventure lovers.

The valley remains covered under snow for more than four months in a year.

There are mainly two ways to reach Spiti, one via Shimla, the state capital, which remains open throughout the year. The other route is via Manali, which requires one to cross over the Rohtang Pass.

The Manali route is short but tough. Landslides are a common thing happening on this route yet every year hundreds of tourist visit the valley from this side.

Major attractions of Spiti Valley are Kibber Village, monasteries in Kaza and Tabo, and the beautiful Pin Valley.

Enjoy the beauty of the valley with these photographs.

Village Langza Kaza Spiti

Walking around at Batal-Spiti

Yak family Kaza

Dhankar Monestry Kaza

Gaddis in Spiti

Spiti River Basin

Akash Deep is an Ayurvedic physician and a certified optician. However, photography is his first love and everything else comes second in his life. And did we mention a Royal Enfield motorcycle as his ‘soulmate’? He can sometimes irritate you with his photography talks and that reflects his love for photography. He is a self learned photographer who started clicking with a ‘cheap’ point and shoot camera and today he can be considered one of the best photographers from Himachal. His riding stories accompanied with breathtaking photographs make an ordinary place look amazingly beautiful. He has traveled across the length and breadth of ‘our’ side of the Himalayas. His photographs will surely force you to pack your bags and move into the wild.

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