I’ve been mesmerised by the sublime beauty of the Himalayas since my first trip more than a decade ago! The sheer size of the gigantic mountains, the snake-like winding roads (sometimes just dirt-tracks) and the adventure of living in one of the most sparsely populated regions on earth is thrilling! Perspective gets skewed, as there is usually nothing to compare the size of the landscape with. A huge gushing river looks like a trinket against the huge mountains! It’s surreal being in a place with almost no life and no connection with the rest of the world and where only nature rules! Kinnaur Kailash parikrama trek in Himachal was ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for me.
Himachal Pradesh in India has some gorgeous places and Lahaul & Spiti valley, beyond Manali is breathtakingly beautiful! Lahaul & Spiti are two different valleys and lie north of Kullu – Manali. Via Rohtang pass is Lahaul valley and beyond Kunzum La (15,000ft), one of the highest motor able mountain passes, is Spiti valley. The mountains here are eroded & barren with no vegetation and the white glaciers look stark against the brown mountains. Rohtang and Kunzum passes are closed in winters and the valleys are accessible only from May to October.
Images from a road trip to Lahaul & Spiti valley in black & white.
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Extremely Gorgeous..All the Pictures speaks the Beauty of the place.. 🙂
Thanks Harsha 🙂
wow !! this picture perfect !! all of them are nicely done .. and your words say .. it would be a place of ultimate peace 🙂
thanks for sharing dear friend !!
It is quite a peaceful place indeed! 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!
🙂 going through your post .. the pleasure was all mine 🙂
Beautifully captured the might of the Himalayas! I’m so totally in love with the mountains and these took me there .. nice!! 🙂
Thanks Hema 🙂
Absoloutely breathtaking! I have heard so much about Lahaul & Spiti and how it remains quite untouched by commercial tourism…I can see why!
Thanks Meenakshi 🙂 Yeah, it’s still quite untouched as the access is restricted to a few months. You must visit if in North India, one of the most scenic & remote places beyond the maddening rush in Manali!
Will definitely do so. Amazing photography!
Mindblowing images… just can’t get over the last one…!
Thanks Jitaditya 🙂
Serene beauty and …I can hear the silence. Love your pictures and would gladly go back to the Himalayas trekking.
Thanks Ann 🙂
That scenery is complete dream fodder. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lovely pics! thanks a lot for sharing. I miss my home 😦