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At 2960 metres - Chinni Village
At 2960 metres - Chinni Village (96)
Trip Date:2010-05-22 - 2010-06-05
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Countries visited:India
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A trip which would remain etched in my memory for a long time.
Duration : Fortnight
Travelled by Car from Shimla to Manali through Kinnaur & Spiti. Original plan was to visit Lahaul as well, but weather did not permit. The Kunzum Pass was closed due to sudden snow fall.

Trip Plan : Shimla - Sarahan - Sangla - Rakchham - Chitkul - Reckong Peo - Kalpa - Nako - Tabo - Dhankar - Mudh, Pin Valley (could not visit due to sudden snow fall) - Kaza - Kye -Kibber - Gete - Hikkim - Langza - Komik - Kaza - Jibhi - Manali

Kinnaur - the land of fairy tales and fantasies, has a spectacular terrain of lush green valley, orchards, vineyards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains.

It is a border district of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is also rich in flora & fauna. The culture and language is different from other parts of the state. Kinnaur, the tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, lies 250 km away from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is situated on the NH - 22 (Hindustan Tibet Road). The landscape of the area varies from lush green orchards of the scenic Sangla Valley to the stark magnificence of the Hangrang Valley. The massive snow clad ranges that provide a regal dignity to the scene are dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash.

Spiti - The spellbinding Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh in India, is often proclaimed by those who see it to be world within a world. With an average height of around 12,500 feet above sea level, it consists of stark high-altitude alpine land. This is scattered with small villages and monasteries, and enclosed by soaring peaks crowned with snow.

Spiti is bordered by Ladakh in the north, Tibet to the east, Kinnaur to the south east, and the Kullu Valley to the south. It shares the same religion as Tibet -- Tibetan Buddhism.