Lahaul and Spiti is an untouched natural beauty. We Visited Lahaul and Spiti in the month of Oct 2015. It was one of the best off-road trip. We started from Delhi and followed the route, Delhi – Chandigarh – Shimla – Chitkul – Kaza – Chandratal – Manali and Delhi. We were a group of 4, Sunny Malik our lead, friend Sandeep and Manu.
Night Stay at Chitkul
Last Indian Dhaba (Restaurant). After this, China border starts.
|India’s Last restaurant at Chitkul|
We were traveling world’s most treacherous road. Reason – Shooting stones. You can have unexpected shooting stones from due to sliding. The Team below: Sunny Malik, Sandeep, Manu and Nakul (Left to right)
|World’s most treacherous road|
Ultimate background of Lahaul Spiti
Can you see on architecture on the hill? Its Kye Gompa is a Buddhist monastery on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 meters. During winters, there is only snow even river also froze. Read more about Kee Monastery.
|Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 meters|
Words Highest Retail outlet at Kaza, Himachal Pradesh. Height 12270 Ft. (3740) above sea level. Hat off to Indian oil and truck drivers who drive till Kaza so that we can have fuel.
|World’s Highest Retail outlet Kaza Himachal Pradesh. (Manu, Nakul, Sunny and Sandeep.. from left to right)|
On the way for Chanratal.
It was totally off roading. See below the road, (Sorry No Road) for chanratal.
Preparing to night stay.
|Preparing for night stays near Chanratal Lake|
Stay at Chandratal: Ahh temp dip to -14.1 Degree and snow layer on the tent. We were not able to sleep the complete night.
Ohh Man, It was so cold that fuel froze and the engine was not starting. We have to trek to Chandratal.
Ultimately when we reached to Chandratal lake, it was like heaven. What do you say?
|Chandra Tal lake. shot using iPhone 5S.|
At Chandratal Lake.
And then short stay at Rohtang, Kothi and back to Delhi. Hats off to Sunny for his off-road driving for continuous 4 days.
If you are planning to for Spiti then I will advise:
1. At least, you should have one complete week.
2. Never plans to go to spiti with hatchback car.
Thank Sunny Malik, Sandeep, and Manu.
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