"Where to go?" was the big question before Lahaul Spiti was finalised. As a matter of fact, it was the 4th and the last option in the list of places we could visit. Number 1 was Hemkund Sahib and Valley Of Flowers, 2nd choice was to go trekking to Swargrohini and Satopanth lake, 3rd choice was to revisit Ladakh and last of all was the Spiti Valley. Due to heavy rain and cloudbursts in Chamoli and Uttarkashi, plan to visit Hemkund - VOF and Swargrohini had to be cancelled. I wasnt very keen on going back to Ladakh because we only had 9 days leave in hand which wasnt enough for the itinerary i had prepared for my next Ladakh Trip. So revisiting Ladakh also was postponed for a later time. So that left us with only 1 option, Spiti Valley. Spiti was last in my list not because i did not want to visit there, but because i wanted to be there in winter. But with no other choice left, i thought "why not go now and visit again in winter?" Out of the 6 riders from the original plan, on the D-Day only 2 remained, last 2 dropping out half hour before the ride.