The Mystique Land Of Lahaul & Spiti

Discussion in 'Travelogues' started by Vargis Khan, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    One thing that i found out about Kalpa is that public smoking is a punishable crime here. You can buy cigarettes at any shop, but can not smoke in open. Rest of our day was spent walking around in Kalpa before we finally retired to our hotel room, which by the way had an amazing view.


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  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Day 5 - Kalpa To Nako



    Morning in Kalpa greeted us with a sight that i will never forget for the rest of my life. Sunrise behind Kinner Kailash.


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  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    By 9 we were all packed and ready to start our journey towards our next destination, Nako. I was very excited about visiting Nako because of only and only 1 reason, the Nako Lake. I had seen a lot of pictures of it and it looked so beautiful in all of them. The very thought that i will be standing on the banks of Nako Lake today excited me even further. Even at one point when Narender asked what was so special about Nako, i went on at length to describe how beautiful the Nako lake is, all from the pictures i have seen on the internet.

    Pretty soon we were saddled and on our way back towards Reckong Peo from which we continued towards Pooh. Road was as susual not there, just a track of dirt and stones.

    Clearing the landslide.


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  4. Vargis Khan

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    Saw this beautiful waterfall.


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  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Narender back to monkey business.


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  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The mighty Sutlej.


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  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Near Pooh, and thank god, we once again found what we were missing since Kalpa, A ROAD.

    Funny road sign.


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  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    By now the sun had come up and it was starting to get really hot. Despite the helmets, we were both severely tanned, to the extent that i could feel a burning sensation on my arms and face (Here i realised that we were not carrying any sun-screen lotion which we should have and now were completely exposed to the harsh sun of Spiti)

    But the beautiful landscapes made it worth all the pain.


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  9. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    By noon we had crossed Pooh and started our ascent on Kazigs, towards Nako.


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  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Did you notice even a single vehicle in the pic above or a single living soul on the road? There was no one except the two of us. At one point this road divided into two, one going straight and the other one in a different direction, up the hill. We stopped and started to wonder which one to take. There was no sign board and no one around to ask, as a matter of fact we had not seen a single human face in last 2 hrs.


    After a brief discussion, we decided to take the road that was going uphill, based on the facts that for last 3 days we had to leave the highway and go uphill to reach our destinations. This decision proved right because just after a few metres we saw a sign board that read Nako.

    After riding for about half hour we reached Nako and man was i disappointed. The beautiful Nako Lake that i was so keen on visiting turned out to be nothing but this.


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