This series on Spiti Valley is an attempt of tracing my journey which set me out as a solo traveller. Travel has always been a part of my life. But before, I used to seek company, make plans with people, change them as per their convenience or sulk when they got cancelled. I was cliche enough to consider my own company boring. Even after I started travelling solo, I used Google as my travel planner and I used to stick to every word of it. I lost my wits if anything differed from the plan, even slightly. In August 2013, I set out on this beautiful journey, first of my becoming, leaving aside all of my anxiety and with only one line to guide me through the journey – “Catch Kaza bus from Reckong Peo.” Day 1 – When nothing goes right; go SOLO! I was hearing a lot about…

The Road to Pangong

 – Guest post by Tanya Sangoi It was the morning of 6th July which was coincidentally the birthday of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. As most of the people flocked to the Diskit monastery where he would be delivering teachings,…