Dhankar, Himachal Pradesh, India, 24 January 2017, 1620 hours:
We are at Dhankar Monastery, we made it! But the snow is really coming down now, so we are heading back to Kaza and may pack our bags and leave for Reckong Peo or Sangla this evening. We had planned to head back Wednesday, but with this heavy snowfall, there is a good chance we may get stuck in Spiti for a few more days.
The drive down from Dhankar is quite an experience in this weather – Sanju is driving by instinct and the edge of the road.