I had dreams of Langza village though when I woke up, it was a lazy morning at Lhalung village ;)… As soon as I woke up, checked the fever it was still ON 🙁 … Few more episodes of motions but still somehow I gathered the strength to go over to breakfast which was again arranged at Rakesh ji place.
The journey so far…
Day 6 | Lhalung Village – Rama Village – Lingti Village – Kaza
Well, the breakfast was utterly delicious, one of the best so far, with porridge being the best dish and helped me regain some strength in the body 😀 … We walked down to the parking in front of the school where we executed the DoW Causes though I was struggling to enjoy the moment, I remained lying inside the car while others executed the causes in the school. Here is the story: DoW Causes – GYAAN 500 | Lhalung Village – Spiti Valley
After the causes were executed, we all moved towards Kaza where our stay was arranged in Sakya Abode and other hotels run by Tsering including Kumphen as well as Snow Lion. We enjoyed the drive back to Kaza and in an hour or so we were there at Kaza. In between I was loosing strength and senses were also getting low. By the time I reached the room at Sakya Abode, I was totally down and hence, went into the quilt after taking medicine right away. The whole day went by and I could not move, kept sleeping. Finally, in the evening Tsering bhai took me to Kaza Hospital where I was given an antibiotic because due to stomach bacterial infection I was suffering from the fever too along with motions. Others enjoyed the stay up there and were having fun. Gain some strength by night as medicines were running their effect and hence, went in the lawn where dinner was served. Finally, got moment to interact with the group since morning and came to know that Tapan da car is stuck in Kibber village as it got punctured. The unfortunate part of the puncture in XUV is that if you do not use the jack before putting pressure to open the nuts in the wheel, the nuts deform themselves and get stuck in the bolt. The only provision then is to cut the nut all together 😯 😯 … Anyways we were at a safe place thankfully and everything is under reach in Kaza. Had it been the case 100 KMs here and there, it would have been a different story altogether 😀 😀 … After the dinner at Sakya Abode, we all went to respective rooms and went for the sleep.
Day 7 | Langza – Komik – Hikkim
Next morning I was very much restored with energy and fever had resided too. Antibiotic was working for the matter and I can finally smile after a day 🙂 🙂 … I was in mood to rest so decided to hire Tsering bhai taxi for a trip to Langza – Komik – Hikkim, one of the most amazing places or circuit of villages in entire Spiti Valley. You go over to Spiti Valley and miss the chance to see Langza – Komik – Hikkim, I am sure you have missed the heart of Spiti Valley… It is that amazingly beautiful terrain with Chau Chau Kang Nilda towering over Langza Village at a staggering height of 6300 Mtrs odd. The whole setting looks just breath-taking.
Well, the whole gang had left and we had plans to execute causes up there too at Langza village. However, the moment we reached the diversion point to Langza from Kaza, I realized that I forgot to change the memory card so hesitantly I asked Nama bhai to return to hotel and get it back because I did not wanted to loose an opportunity to capture this amazing terrain we are going to witness for next 3-4 Hrs. Yes, it will just take about half a day to explore this winding beauty of Langza – Komik – Hikkim with Komik village sitting top of other too. You can go from Hikkim and come from Langza back to Kaza covering Komik or you can do it in clockwise direction from Langza to Komik to Hikkim too. We decided to go clockwise, from Langza to Komik to Hikkim.
By the time I reached up there at Langza most people in the group had lost patience to wait and have moved ahead to Komik but my gang of Samar bhai, Pawan sir, bikers and Shamsheer was up there still waiting to execute the causes. I was lost in the beauty of the terrain so again nothing had moved me or my feelings of being late, I was suffering from illness but guess we all have priorities, personally too. No regrets, I was enjoying whatever was there to offer. We had great time with the school children up there in Langza who interacted with great fervour with us. Langza is situated at an altitude of 4300 Mtrs and is extremely picturesque, so do not miss a chance to see it when you visit Spiti valley next time.
After that we decided to move to Komik Village from Langza. Komik is at an altitude of 4587 Mtrs and offers some amazing views around it. In case you have time, it is an amazing trek route from Langza to Komik to Demul to Lhalung Village, with some covering Hikkim too in it or perhaps sometimes people start from Kibber to Langza and then to Komik, Demul, Lhalung. We had good time exploring the monastery where in one of the monasteries, females are not allowed. That snow leopard skin filled with husk is right there in Komik monastery only. Lamas at the Komik monastery up there served us Tea – biscuits and they were as humbling as they always are with their amazing hospitality. It was time to move on, so we had a big group picture and moved back to Kaza as rest of the day was packed with full of events like DoW Cricket Cup, Causes at Kaza Monastery and Kaza Nunnery.
We skipped to enter Hikkim village and clicked few shots from the top itself. The route from Hikkim to Kaza is one heart pounding extremely narrow road with a free fall of thousands of meters right on the left side of ledge 😉 😉 … You can see a tiny little settlement of Kaza village from the top of the mountain that is visible right from Snow Lion hotel and Sakya Abode. A view not for the faint hearted 😀 😀 … Finally, after around 3-3.5 Hrs we were back to Kaza where Tapan ji and his friends were in the hotel. One of his friend prepared Tehari dish (form of khichdi but with vegetables in it) and it tasted light and healthy that moment of the day.
Day 7 to be continued in next part.