Spiti Valley Day 6: Kibber – Kunzum La – Batal For a change, we started off early. It was 6:00 am and we were already on the road, moving towards the Key monastery. Key monastery is the biggest center of Buddhist learning in Spiti Valley. It houses close to 300 lamas for religious education. Key monastery has stood by many attacks by invaders and natural disaster through time. This resulted in frequent renovation which gave it its iconic defensive fort look. From a distance, the white painted monastery looks like a gigantic cloud floating in the air in the foreground of a brown-grey desert of the valley. We reached Key just in time for the morning prayer. The loss of our sleep was rewarded by the chants and shlokas of about thirty monks in the main hall. The sole reason for my second visit was fulfilled and the feeling was…