(For details of photo, please read till end)
(coming back from Kibber to Kaza)
When Motorcycle gets a break-down
Plan of Visiting the Langza village
Enroute Langza village - Saw Bharal(Himalayan Blue sheep)
(bharal - Himalayan blue sheep)
(First sight of the village and Buddha statue- such planes are very rare in this high altitude region. elevation - 4420 metres)
Entering Langza Village
(A typical mud and stone home at Langza)
There are fields in the front of the houses, and the white and red colored houses stood like guards to them. The Buddha with half closed eyes seated in the middle of the plateau seems to be conscious of each and every activity not just in this region, but the whole universe. This was a magnificent sight, and I think the impression in my mind is for lifetime.
Meditating Buddha at Langza
(Buddha Statue and mountain in front of it - clicked next morning)
Homestay at Langza Village
Then I understood the purpose of the ground floor, and why the door was shut. Yet the house was not fetid at all, except inside the toilet room, where hole was always open. It is well known fact the water is scarce at that place, and more in winters when even the pipe water becomes ice. Beside saving the water, it produced a very good organic manure for their fields.
At the Dining Room
( Oven in the middle)
On one corner some green plants were rooted inside the plastic pots made out of reused plastic cans. On the kitchen side of wall were hung a small photo gallery. Anjaan worked as a guide with some agency, and therefore had hiked many routes. He had pictures of himself with his number of clients.First a lemon, ginger tea was demanded and they made it very well. He offered us a locally made fermented rice wine, and I tasted it with few sips as I don't like the wine that much. A soup made with some flour chips and some green leaves was offered as dinner, I forgot the name, sorry!
Good Night Sleep
(colorful sheet on the ceiling surface)
Just like in dining room, the ceiling surface was covered with some colorful cloth sheets.
Morning and the Break-Fast.
I can never forget that plate with a bing chunk of home made butter that they kept on the stool. They didn't tell us how much to take, it was our own wish. They made very nice rotis, and we ate them with that.
Overall Rating of Homestay
|From Right, Anjaan(home owner), Rahul, Naren, and I|
Leaving for Komik
( On the way to Komik)
Let's keep the story of our visit to Komik village for my next post.