Trekking from Kaza to Langza and Komic

Time to hit the mountains! Lothy of Spiti Holiday Adventures did write us the list of guest houses and the next morning we started the trek. Four years ago I went up the mountain behind the temple to get to the first village. This time he told us to take the road round the mountain. We where on the street for a few minutes when we hitched a ride all the way to Langza. I do not really recall traffic in the mountains but it looks like everything does change here as well. So it was a lazy day of not really walking a lot.
We did check into our home stay and they did not remember me. I remembered grandma for sure. Last time when we where here it was her birthday and there was a party in the evening.

Trekking to Langza
Langza did not change too much – a few more buildings. Makes me wonder how they make the money to afford all of this. A new house and lots of children? They can not “make” more farm land. Strange!

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Grandma – still active round the house

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Lunch

Trekking in Spiti Valley
The kitchen sink – in the living room

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Grandma is in charge of the heating material construction. Animal dung rolled into convenient balls so they fit into the small oven in the living room. She forms it and dries it in the sun. Later it gets stored on the roof till they need it in the winter.

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Another new house

They told us that there is a horse race from the lower part of town up to the temple. So we went to the temple. There where lots of people gathering down in the valley but no horses. After an hour or so we decided to walk back to the house again. That race never took place. Guess it would be nice to take a few pictures but that way the horses had a nice afternoon.

Trekking in Spiti Valley

Trekking in Spiti Valley

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Where are the horses?

Trekking in Spiti Valley
On the roof of the temple

Trekking in Spiti Valley
His car – his sister has her own car so they do not fight.

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Little sister was happy to dance in the evening sun

Off to Komic

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Who knows – I might be back one day again. Next time I will bring a few pictures from this trip and the last one to give to the owners of the home stays.

Trekking in Spiti Valley

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Our home stay in Komic. I did stay here 4 years ago as well. The room with the open window was ours. Great view of the mountains!

Trekking in Spiti Valley

Trekking in Spiti Valley
View from our room

Trekking in Spiti Valley
Close to the harvest season so there was no time to collect dung for the grandmother here.

Day Two of our Treck into Spiti-Valley

After a good night at our friendly host and an even better breakfast we continued the trip. It was a pleasant morning with a light breeze not to cold and not to0 warm. Perfect for our hike.

Langza, India 2010

Good Bye Langza!

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India 2010

India 2010

Komic, India 2010

The monastery above Komic

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Komic – our stop for this night

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Interesting cloud formation for sunset. BTW the little dot on the right hill is Eric

India 2010

India 2010

Part of our friendly host family