GONOMAD Destination-Spiti

Story and photos by David Rich

The Spiti Valley and its neighboring valleys are among the most remote in the world, lying on the border with Tibet in a seldom-traveled corner in the far north of India, smack-dab in the middle of the mystic Himalayas.

The valleys are accessible a few months of the year when receding snow allows traffic over 15,000-foot-high (4551M) Kunzum Pass. The only other entrance for sometimes-motorable access is habitually blocked by mud and rockslides.

An IT professional for 17 years, based in the US since the last 12 years. Founded NGO My Himachal and then Himachal Media Pvt. Ltd.. A Himachali forever. Always trying to bring together people whose hearts beat for the state.

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  1. says: Aisha Bauer

    Thank you so very much for your lovely lovely blog……. My husband and I are traveling to India at the end of June and look forward to visiting Himachal – the very first time.
    Please let me know if you do have any contact addresses / emails / telephone numbers for us to find some lodgings while we are there.
    Is it possible to stay at the monastery? If yes please give me the contact details.
    Thank you so much.
    Many blessings, A’isha
    Alternate email: [email protected]

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