The Wayfarer Diaries: Off to Lossar

21-01-2017, 1135 hours, Kaza – Lossar Road, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India:

We have now crossed Khyurik. As we progress further, the mountains have started to disappear in the fog and clouds. Maybe it has started snowing up ahead also, as it has been snowing on all the peaks around the valley since morning. Looking at the weather, one can predict that sooner or later the snow would reach down the valley floor. Though there is more snow here on the road compared to the other side of the Spiti river (i.e. Kaza and Ki area), Mr. Sanjay is easily able to manoeuvre the car through it. If it’s really snowing then the chances of us getting to Lossar are bleak.


The view towards Ki from near Rangrik; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal


The road to Lossar; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal