13. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Tall bleak mountains caressed with snow, monasteries atop them glistening like colourful gemstones, lakes that interrupt the barrenness – Spiti is one of the most remote ... more 
13. Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Tall bleak mountains caressed with snow, monasteries atop them glistening like colourful gemstones, lakes that interrupt the barrenness – Spiti is one of the most remote destinations in the Himalayas, a “middle land” between Tibet and India. The highest inhabited village is at Komik, about 4500 metres, with just a handful of households living there. Spiti literally takes your breath away, so ensure you are fit enough before you plan a hike in this mountain country. less 
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