Some interesting facts about Spiti
(newly built monastery and the famous Dhankhar monastery visible through the gap in between)
As we entered from below, some RCC work was under way on the sides of the path. At the entrance was a kind of cafeteria, where some foreigners had taken the seats for tea. One can read a small history of the monastery written on this black board.
(somehow the image is coming horizontal, originally it is saved vertical with me, don't know how to fix it, sorry!)
(entry to the monastery chambers/rooms)
One has to take out the shoes and wear the slippers provided at the gate. The rooms are very short in heights, and even a 5'5" person like me has to bend to half to enter them. A closed chamber had this notice plate.
We descent back and then I tried to capture the beauty of surroundings from this perfect vantage point. Have a look at the Dhankhar village as a whole in the picture below.
Leaving for Kaza
towards Kaza, which would merge with the tarmacked double laned NH-5 after a stretch of about 6-8 kilometers. A road goes towards Lallung, and if you don't intend to go there, take a left.
(Rahul giving a biker's pose)
We ate some dry fruits and drank water and just sat there for about 15 minutes. Our next destination was Kaza, which has a distance of about 30 kilometers from Dhankhar monastery. Let's keep that part of story for some next post.
(Naren and Rahul busy with their thoughts)