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World out there, along the river Spiti  is the wonderland known as Spiti Valley in Himachal which is composed by the God with only gorgeous places and breathtaking stunning landscapes. The mountains here are eroded with no or less vegetation and the snow-capped peaks against bluer than bluest sky makes region a world of contrasts, highlights and shadows. A world where tones of grey, brown, gold, black, white, orange, green and blue dance and interplay in endless variations. But, truly, the simplicity of this world of lamas puts forth a classy perspective which can be depicted only through monochrome, black & white in my case.

First time, I tried landscape photography from Naggar when I captured few shots of Kullu valley in black & white. That made me realized that gigantic Himalaya and its surrounding when captured through monochromatic filter look different. In Spiti Valley where mountain, river, clouds and roads are the subjects, forms and texture of these subjects are more interesting than the colors and hence lets explore the vibrancy of Spiti Valley in Black & White.

Trans-Himalayan Landscape!!

Trans-Himalayan Landscape!!

Giu River. This small tributary of SPiti offers splendid cneic beauty all the way upto Giu Village which home to 500 years old Mummy of a Lama

Giu River. This small tributary of Spiti offers splendid scenic beauty all the way up to Giu Village which home to 500 years old Mummy of a Lama

Small village on the bank of River Spiti. Sky line of Spiti Valley comes alive with usch small villages.

Small village on the bank of River Spiti. Sky line of Spiti Valley comes alive with such small villages.

Picturesque!

Picturesque!

Serene Spiti River life line of this Trans-Himalayan region

Serene Spiti River life line of this Trans-Himalayan region

Snowcapped distant mountains!

snow-capped distant mountains!

Near Lari Village in Spiti Village.

Near Lari Village in Spiti Village.

My low-ground-clearance-small-car on the way to Spiti.

My low-ground-clearance-small-car on the way to Spiti.

Dhankar Monestary.

Dhankar Monastery.

Place where Pin Valley meets with Spiti Valley!

Place where Pin Valley meets with Spiti Valley!

Way down from Dhankar!

Way down from Dhankar!

RIver Bed of Pin River!!

RIver Bed of Pin River!!

View of Piin Valley!

View of Pin Valley!

Trans-Himalayan mountains as Sun changes its intensity so does change the shades of these mountains!

Trans-Himalayan mountains as Sun changes its intensity so does change the shades of these mountains!

Road to Kaza. Every mile on road was engrossingly amazing.

Road to Kaza. Every mile on road was engrossingly amazing.

Spiti Valley on the way to Kaza.

Spiti Valley on the way to Kaza.

Wide open Spiti Valley near Kaza!

Wide open Spiti Valley near Kaza!

Langza Village on the way to Kaumik from Kaza!

Langza Village on the way to Kaumik from Kaza!

KKaumik Monestary. Kaumik is teh Highest village of Asia and kUmik in tibetan means

Kaumik Monastery. Kaumik is the Highest village of Asia and Kaumik in tibetan means “Eye of a Snow Cock.”

Spiti Valley as seen from Key Monestary!

Spiti Valley as seen from Key Monastery!

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Key Monastery!

Spiti River and the natural artifacts as we move from Kaza to Losar!

Spiti River and the natural artifacts as we move from Kaza to Losar!

Spiti Valley at its best after Kaza upto Kunzum!

Spiti Valley at its best after Kaza upto Kunzum!

Bridge over Spiti!

Bridge over Spiti!

On the way to Kunzum, We almost drove next to river bed of Spiti.

On the way to Kunzum, We almost drove next to river bed of Spiti.

Spiti Valley as move up towards Kunzum Pass!

Spiti Valley as move up towards Kunzum Pass!

Kunzum Top!!

Kunzum Top!!

Chandrataal right after sunrise!

Chandrataal right after sunrise!

On our way to Chandratal! On the top of the world!

On our way to Chandratal! On the top of the world!

View of Lahual Valley from Chandrataal!

View of Lahual Valley from Chandrataal!

The Spiti looks like a real Abode of Gods. Every natural things in this valley has a certain degree of spirituality in it that remains with you forever, even when you are back & busy in your mundane life. This trip and heavenly landscapes have left an eternal impression on my pysch  and every minute since i am back i could only feel better about myself.

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Road Trip to Spiti Valley is one of my true accomplishment and now i aim high to travel across land of high passes i.e. Ladakh which is more like a dream for any traveler specially road tripper like me. I desire to cross highest motorable pass and reach cold desert of Nubra and then visit legendary lake of Pangong. Itineraries are being chalked out by referring online sources on Leh Ladakh Tourism and places are being pinned down. I am certain to comeback with many more amazing shots and intriguing stories with an aim to motivate all living souls to hit the road to trans-himlayan region of Spiti and Ladakh.

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Quick View: Self Drive Road Trip to Spiti Valley, Himachal, India

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