Each year, thousand of travellers take the Roads Less Travelled to visit the state of Himachal Pradesh.
These travellers capture the beauty of Himachal Pradesh from the green valleys of Kullu to the rugged terrain of Lahaul & Spiti. These pictures speak a lot about the hidden scenic treasure of Himachal Pradesh, the hustle bustle of the valleys, the meditating monks, the pristine lakes to the unique lifestyle.
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The rugged beauty of Spiti is dotted with many such monasteries, yet Ki Gompa is known for being the biggest monastery in the area and a religious learning center for Buddhist lamas. The Gompa is located along the Spiti river on a hilltop 4166 metres above sea level. This picture by OaKy Isra showcases the beauty of the Gompa with the starlit sky.
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A high altitude pass situated on the trade route of Spiti and Ladakh. Parang La is the most famous trek of Spiti that takes one from the village of Kaza to Tso Moriri lake in ladakh. Harriet and Neil Pike’s picture shows how small one can feel at while crossing mountains of above 18,000 ft while the second picture by Nick Hardcastle shares a picture from the top of the pass.
Built on a 1000 ft cliff overlooking the confluence of the Spiti and the Pin Rivers – is one of the world’s most spectacular settings for a Gompa. Beyond the surrounding harsh, lunar landscape, notable sights at Dhankar Gompa include a statue of Vairochana (Dhayan Buddha) consisting of 4 figures seated back to back in addition to various crumbling thangkas.
The village of Kibber is located in the Sipti valley of Himachal Pradesh, and is unique in its own way. The village has around 80 houses made of stone instead of mud or brick which is extensively used elsewhere in Spiti.
A high altitude lake in the Kinnaur district. part of the boundary of Nako village and seems that the village is half buried in the lake’s border. Near the lake is a footlike impression ascribed to the Saint Padmasambhava.
Sangla valley is the road to Chitkul, the last inhabited village near the Indo-Tibet border. The valley is surrounded by forest slopes and offers views of the high mountains. The Baspa River flows in the Sangla Valley which is rich in pine nut orchards, royal red apples, cherry trees, and glacial streams with trout.
Lies on the banks of Baspa River, Chitkul is the first village of the Baspa Valley and the last village on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route. It is also the last point in India one can travel to without a permit. The Indian road ends here.
Taranda Dhak – Sandwich Road
Kinnaur valley is known for its spectacular views like the road at Taranda Dhak. Also called the sandwich road.
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The picturesque landscape of the mountains with unique landscape of the Sarchu river, the green plains dotted with tents are a photographer’s paradise.
A small hamlet located along the Bhaga river, Jispa offers great sights of the Himalayan ranges, and the beautiful surroundings of Lahaul valley.
The confluence of Chandra and the Bhaga rivers, is the main attraction of Tandi, the rivers form the ChandraBahga river.
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Emerald green lake situated in the upper valleys of Spiti. The lake is famously known as the origin of the Chandra River. The lake changes its colours with the time of the day.
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Located on the Manali Leh highway just below the Baralacha La , the lake offers a blast of colours on the brown ruggedness of Manali Leh highway.
Known as the “Little Lhasa” , Mcloedganj is a suburb of Dharamshala. It is also the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile.
The jewel of Dharamshala, Triund, is a one day trek. The top of Triund gives great views of Dhauladhar ranges.
Rohtang pass connects the Kullu valley to the Lahaul valley. This pass is famous for its winding roads and the uncertainty of weather change.
A skier’s paradise, Solang is famous for the paragliding and other adventure sports in Manali. One can indulge into zorbing, off roading, pony rides and the hot cup of maggie.
If Variety is the Spice of Life, then Hampta Pass Trek is one of the best spices available in the Himalayan market. The pass connects the Manali region with the Chatru region of Spiti.
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Bir is a noted center for spiritual studies and meditation. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries. It also offers a great variety for adventure lovers, paragliding with the great views of Dhauladhar ranges in the background.
The snow clad Baralacha La pass is situated above Suraj Taal and connects the two parts across the great Himalayan mountain ranges. The black tarmac road looks like a giant snake sleeping on a snow covered mountain.
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