It was May and I was wondering where to Travel this summers, when one friend called up and said that he has some work to do in Spiti Valley !! Well, then it all started and I ended up Spiti in first week of May. Though the overall trip was disappointing with very less pictures being taken, most roads being closed to various places and nothing much exciting that happened on whole trip apart from one or two incidents. Hence, instead of penning down the detailed travel tale as I used to do, this time I will be sharing a series of posts as a Photo Tale to one these amazing Places in Trans Himalayas that is so close to my heart: Sptiti Valley
Day 1 | Delhi – Shimla – Fagu – Matiana / Narkanda
4th May 2013: This day wasn’t really anything but a hassle free drive to a village called Matiana near Narkanda from Delhi via Shimla – Fagu, where we stayed at Kirsh Rauni Resort which was pretty decent and I liked it very much with warm hospitality of Mr. Kishore. It is at a village called Rauni near Matiana with lovely views upfront and even of NH – 22 🙂 … We stayed in relaxing way there for a long drive next morning to Tabo. Here are some of the pictures from Day 1.
Day 2 | Matiana / Narkanda – Powari (Kinnaur) – Khab – Sumdo – Tabo
5th May 2013: We left next morning early so as to reach Tabo, Spiti Valley in time because there were some section of roads in Kinnaur Valley between Powari and Akpa & then Akpa – Spillow – Sumdo which were landslide prone and were under maintenance by BRO. Hence, for reaching Spiti Valley in time there wasn’t really much time spared for photography with an intent to do it while coming back. But, I have learnt a lesson when you want to click a picture then do it that moment as you cannot be sure what is in store next day or while coming back 😉 and that was the biggest mistake made on the trip.
Again nothing much happened on this day too with not so interesting drive from Narkanda to Tabo. There were couple of landslides we encountered in Kinnaur & an incident of stones coming down at us at Sumdo as we make a mad dash through that 100 Mtr section. Here are some of the pictures from Day 2.
The Journey ahead…