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Relaxing in Manali

After an extremely long day of traveling from Losar and Chandertaal, we arrived to Manali late at night and soon got settled into our guesthouse -Joshi’s Homestay.  We were greeted with smiles and a very pleasant cup of chai! I can’t even begin…

Accommodation Review – Rock Top Inn, Manali

Rock Top Inn, Old Manali, Manali, Himachl Pradesh, 175131, India  Location – 9/10 Apart from how many bloody steps there were going up to Rock Top Inn, the location was just perfect. We had a gret view of the river and mountains, as…

Accommodation review – Samsong Guest House, Losar

Samsong Guest House, Losar, Spiti, India Location – 7/10 Located in the quiet little village of Losar, which marks the exit check point of Spiti Valley. The weather wasn’t great while we were here so we didn’t get chance to explore much, although…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 8 – Kaza to Losar and Chandertall

After all the commotion with the filling station running out of fuel and having to stop in Kaza for longer than planned we were finally ready to hit the road and continue on with our journey.  Every day so far we had left…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 6 & 7 – Dhankar Monastery to Kibber, Key Gompa and Kaza

Originally our plan was to get to Kaza via Komik (World’s Highest Village accessible by motorable roads) and Langza however we changed things up a little bit because of one reason or another, I can’t quite remember… and please excuse me if I…

Accommodation Review – Hotel “No Name”, Kaza

Hotel “No Name”, New Kaza Near Police Station, Kaza, Spiti, India Location – 6/10 We were situated in New Kaza near to the police station. It was about 15 minutes walk into the “town” area where you would find shops, market stalls and…

Our journey to Spiti – Day 4 – Nako to Gue and Tabo, featuring Mummy Lama

Before reaching our next destination Tabo, also referred to as the Ajanta of the Himalayas, we had a little bit of sightseeing to do along the way. The sun was still shining on us with blue skies but the temperature was lower than…

Our journey to Spiti Valley – Day 3 – Kalpa to Nako

Bright-eyed and bushy tailed we had a ‘slowly slowly’ 4 hour journey through long winding roads, valleys and along the River Sutlej and Spiti.  Approximately 100km away near the Indo-China border in Trans-Himalayan region of Kinnaur lies the peaceful little village of Nako…

Accommodation Review – Hotel Rakpa Regency, Kalpa

Hotel Rakpa Regency, Kalpa – Pangi Rd,Ricongpio, Saryo, Himachal Pradesh 172108, India Location – 8/10 Hotel Rakpa Regency is quite isolated really but that isn’t a bad thing here! Situated uphill about 45 minute walk from Kalpa village we found ourselves with fantastic…

Our journey to Spiti Valley – Day 1 and 2 – Shimla to Kalpa

Shimla was a great place for us to recover for a few days before heading on with our journey. You can read more about it here in my previous post about going from Delhi to Shimla. After recovering, we met with our friend…

Delhi to Shimla

Shimla, “Queen of the hills”. What a beautiful and tranquil place. It is the summer capital of the northern Indian state Himachal Pradesh with 360 degree views of mountains and hills. It is built up over 7 different hills and the highest point…