'rIDiNG on a wHITE bLANKET'

4:45 AM / Posted by li i /

This photo was shot while moving out of Kibber Village (Spiti Valley, Himachal), during our bike ride from Mumbai to Ladakh in Sep-Oct 08.

Kibber village, at 4205m, claims to be the highest village in the world with a motorable road & electricity. Snowfall in 3rd week of September is a little early for this place...but then, we had backpacked ‘luck’ along with us = )

After 3 days of continuous snowfall we finally moved out of our crib. Everything around us was white...and the mountains as if engulfed by cotton...we felt like angels (or devils, if u please) in heaven.

We spiraled down 21 kms to Kaza, the main town of Spiti valley. The journey downward was nowhere being easy...right at the start my bike slipped on the snow. We had to ride on the tread marks, thankfully left by a rescue van that morning; making parts of the road visible through snow and muck.

And, the craziest was our rendezvous with a landslide that completely blocked our way, and it was a good exercise, both mental and physical, to figure our way out of it (the fag end of the video).

And yesss….evrything is on camera (how could we miss that !! ). Here’s the link...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrpYo10jUPw

Spiti Valley is also known as the 'fossil park of the world'. The three villages Kibber, Kaza and Kye fall on the route faovourite among those looking for fossils. Here's a video of our fossil hunt that ended at the doorstep of a small kid 'Tashi Dorje'...from whom we bought few of them...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNCumgG58pQ

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