Monday, October 08, 2018

Spiti Trip 27th June 2018 - Part3 Key, Kibber, Komic, Langza

Read Part2 Kaza - Pin Valley 

This day the sky was much more cloudy than yesterday. That put off our moods a bit but still we had hope that as the day progressed we would get good weather.

Our plan was to visit Key and Kibber monasteries, Komic village - highest motorable village at 15000 feet and Langza village known as fossil village.

Key Monastery (13,600 feet)

Key has a Tibetan monastery at an altitude of 13,600 feet. It is more than 1000 years old and one of the biggest monastery in spiti region.

From the top of the monastery one gets good views of the spiti valley and the villages beyond

Kibber Village (14,200 feet)

From here we proceeded to Kibber. The altitude started to catch up and in addition the weather had turned pretty bad. We decided to have lunch here and then took a short stroll in the kibber village before proceeding towards Komic and Langza.

Langza Village (14,500 feet)

Langza is also quite at high altitude of 14,500 feet known as fossil village, as one can find lot of marine creatures fossils.

On the way to Langza we had already climbed quite a bit and the weather was getting worse.
It was quite foggy with very little light when we got a surprise sighting of mountain goats.
Around 6-8 mountain goats were relaxing very near the road

Also on the way saw some ruins and scattered villages around.

Komic Village (15500 feet)

Komic is the highest village connected by motarable road at a height of 15,500 feet.

And then came back to Kaza.

The next day we had planned to go to Chandratal.

The main objective was to capture the beautiful lake against blue sky.
But looking at today's weather condition and also some of us were hit by altitude we decided to skip Chandratal.

Later it turned out to be an excellent decision. We met a few people who were there the earlier night. They informed that it was raining, very chilly and there was no sunlight or blue sky.
Secondly the sky got clear around Kaza and we got some good pics

Read Part4 - Dhankar Monastery

1 comment:

Miss Mansi said...

Amazing journey! Lahaul Spiti is the good place for adventures for excitement and feel different than the ordinary life.In this place there are several adventures like river-rafting,motar bike-riding,hand gliding and ice-skiing. In this place there are some points where the temperature of atmosphere is very low and medium-high where the people require medium high temperature. This is the miracle and magical of great nature where the people get medium-high temperature from the small water falls and rivers. There are several places which are covered from volcanic mountains.