I had been waiting to see #Khab since Ameen had spoken of it in hushed tones and in awe. And it is awe inspiring to see two distinct, powerful rivers come rushing headlong into a crossroads-gorge from two different mountain-sides, merge, race side by side for a distance and then proceed as the #Sutlej – even mightier, even stronger in character and even more mercurial in temper.
The #Spiti is a river with churning ash-gray waters. The Sutlej is a massive body of animated, restless waters which are also gray but turn the colour of burnished gold when it rains in the higher reaches.
And at Khab, you can see both the rivers in their glory – the Spiti flowing in from its own valley and the Sutlej flowing in through the border of Himachal and Tibet from its source in the Mansarovar Lake in Tibet.