Lahaul & Spiti Hi again, This was a tour we did last in Junelast year. I have put up the detailed story in by blog (http://himalayanodysseys.blogspot.com/) Route : Noida - NewDelhi - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Kinnaur - Kalpa - Tabo - Kazza - Chandrataal - Koksar - Tandi - Shansha - Rohtang Pass - Manali - Kullu - Chandigarh - New Delhi - Noida. Here are some pics from the tour: In the background is the Shimla airpot runway. Kinnaur : We stopped here for the night on day 1. A Landslide being cleared as we wait on... The bridge at Khab : Was washed away in flash floods in 2005, just as I had set out for the same trip. Might post more on that some time, or you can read it here. From the other side : A high and steep 90 degree wall of a cliff Tabo Monastery : An inner chapel suggests its foundation in 996 AD. Stayed here at the end of day 2. Tibetian scripts Rock formations. between Tabo and Kazza. Nearing Kazza now... We had plans to camp for the night at Kibber, the highest village in Asia connected by road, or at Gette, the highest village in the world! After some hunting around for a good place to pitch out camp, we found this spot, above village Gette, at 4300 meters (14107 foot). We could hardly sleep for lack of oxygen in the thin atmosphere at this height. But it was all worth the moment we stepped out of our tent the next morning. The next morning (Day 3). After taking a few photos I decided to take my bike out and explore the surrounding hills. If freedom has a meaning to it, this must have been it. No roads to lead you, no men, no nothing; just miles of mountain slopes and meadows to traverse as you please. I soon reached a point, where the mountains ended and a sheer drop started with the Spiti River flowing about 500 meters below. This should give you an idea of the vast dimensions I am talking about here. No photo can give you the feel of things as I experienced here. Right behind me was Gette village, the farms around her, glowing with the early morning rays of the sun. Back at the campside, Dixit was still resting. So I decided to explore further and took the trail to Tashigang, where the it ended. Tashigang Came across some lovely vistas on the way back. Dixit was finally up, so we roamed around a bit and finally packed up and left for Chandrataal. Had lunch at Kibber The ride down from Gette. On the Kazza - Losar route. The Spiti River winds along... Chandraltaal, a high altitude lake. We reached here pretty late in the evening, and the weather didn't look good. So put off plans to camp here, and proceeded towards Koksar, our night halt. Koksar, morning day 5. Rode a bit into Lahaul, and started our journey back. Reached Kullu for the night and then on to Delhi and Finally Noida. Hope you enjoyed the presentation... Salil and Dixit.