Sunday, June 11, 2017

Magnificent and picturesque vistas of Kinnaur and Spiti

Presenting here some panoramic shots of the magnificent valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti. I have tried to post one or two photographs from every place we visited. These photographs are no where close to what we witnessed in person, but it may try to bring back the moment captured from the gorgeous valleys.

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Kinnaur Kailash Range seen from Kalpa 2960m

End of Kinnaur and Start of Spiti Valley (3200m)
Nako Lake - a high altitude lake in Kinnaur at the elevation of 3660m. 

Vistas around Nako Lake 3660m

Panoramic view of the Kaza town - the subdivisional headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district (3800m)

Spiti river gorgeously flowing at Kaza (3800m)

Stupa at the River in Kaza. Kaza town to the right. 

Snowing at the peak overlooking Keeh monsatery

Keeh monastery 

Khibber village at 4270m

Khibber village at 4270m

Huge gorge and Chicham Khas village at the elevation of 4300m

Gorgeous Spiti river during the sunset 3800m

Mud village in Pin valley at 3500m. Mud is also the last village in the valley that connects Pin Parvathi pass or Bhaba pass

Mud village and the glacial stream flowing through the valley joining Pin river

Fukchung village and Pin river. Fukchung is a village of 3 houses at the beginning of Pin Valley

Nyingmapa Stupa - the highest point before reaching Demul (4400m)

Nyingmapa stupa - the highest point before reaching Demul (4400m)

Demul village at 4320m 

Komic ('Ko' - snow cock, 'Mic' - eye), situated at an elevation of 4513m is one of the highest villages in Asia and literally means the eye of a snow cock.
The Tangyud Monastery or Sa-skya-gong-mig Gompa at the village Komic

The entry door of the Tangyud Monastery at Komic

Prayer flags at the Tangyud Monastery at Komic overlooking the village. The village has 13 houses. 

A short trek to Hikkim village that hosts the worlds highest post office at 4440m

Langza - The fossil village in Spiti valley at 4325m

Langza village with the backdrop of Mt Chau Chau Kang Nilda (CCKN) peak (6300m)

The statue of Budha at Langza with the backdrop of Mt Kanamo and Mt Chau Chau Kang Nilda

Tabo monastery founded by the Buddhist king (and Royal lama) Yeshe O'd in 996 CE in the Tibetan year of the Fire Ape at 3280m  

Tabo village at 3280m overlooking the caves that are 1000 year old
Photographs by Srikanth Parthasarathy.