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Monasteries are always fascinating to watch, if for nothing else, their location. Often perched on breathtaking rock cliffs and steep mountain slopes, they were designed to be hard to get. I guess partly for protection and also for the glory associated at being hard to get. This is one of the few that mixes up good looks with being hard to get. The hard to get part is diluted a bit as it is now motorable, though even with a car it's not the easy drive. It is right next to Kibber which till recently was the highest motorable village in India. It is at least 6 hours of a very rugged drive from the nearest airstrip or train station through roads that are open only a few months a year and prone to landslides. The white structure with the brown backdrop makes for a stunning visual, though my favorite memory was the warmth with which herbal tea is served in the kitchen... . . . . . . . . #somuchtosee #abhatnagar2 #indianphotography #india #incredibleindia #shuttersofindia #ki #spiti #kaza #himanchal #monastery #kimonastery #natgeo #natgeotravel #travelphotography #travelingthroughtheworld #travelblogger #travel #photooftheday #canon #canonphotography #natgeoindia #wanderlust #streetsofindia #india_undiscovered #instatravel #capturetheworld #raresight #nomadofspiti #photosphere__ #travelblogger
Ki monastery - We were going from Nako to kaza when we saw a monastery on the top of mountain. It was looking really small from road but I am sure that the view must be amazing from there. Because of time constraint we cancelled to visit it and moved forward. My friends who were in other car came beside and said why didn't you go to that monastery. That was ki monastery. I said no that's not ki monastery. They said, that's ki monastery and we have come ahead almost 15-16 km. I felt so bad for missing ki on my first visit to Spiti. I was disheartened and started moving forward with a sad face. But as soon as we reached kaza I read the list of places one can visit in and around kaza, ki monastery was on that list. It was showing ki is 16 km away. But we have travelled almost 30-35 km. How ki can be 16 km away if the monastery we saw was ki. So I asked one guy that the monastery which came on the way, what is it's name. He told me that it was dhankar gompa. Ki is on the way to KIBBER. There was a big smile on my face as soon as I heard that. Its my first visit to Spiti so I am unaware of places. Next day, the very first thing that we did was, visiting ki monastery. Never miss this place if you come to spiti. #spiti #kimonastery #kaza #roadtrip #highmountains #wanderer #wanderlust #travellove #travelblogger #trekker #travelwriter #photographylovers #picoftheday #igers #mountainscalling #igram #himachalpradesh #naturelove #livingthedreamz #deadliestroads
The magical afternoons of ki monastery in spiti take me to the terrace outside the temple area, where I always find kids chilling before their lunch hours, and always willing to share a joke or two . . . #spiti #kimonastery #rakesh
The place where even a athiest will bow.. I have been to many monasteries but this one just took my breath away.. it wasn't like there was something spiritual which stunned me. It was actually the beauty of this monastery which took my heart away. As soon as it came in my view from road I felt this never ending crave to reach there asap. When I entered it, there was a hallway which we passed and then, when I looked around, it was amazing. There was a big lamp fired for those who died protesting against China and the earthquake hit Nepalese. I moved forward to open a grill which was leading to other side of monastery. As soon as I passed it there was a view which I never saw before. There were green farms in the foot of mountain and a river just passing beside it. And on the other side of river there was this huge mountain covered with snow. When that breeze touched my face I just opened my arms to feel it all over my body. It refreshed my soul. Suddenly a sound of morning prayers made me turn when I was lost in the beauty of view. Those morning prayers were massaging the ear drums. I went inside to check the prayer Hall and I saw this beautiful painting of dalai lama. Walls were filled with paintings. I took a round inside and came out. While I was tieng my shoe to move out, I was slowly dying inside coz I never wanna leave this place. But irony is, we all have jobs to fill our pockets. #kaza #spiti #kimonastery #travelblogger #travellove #wanderlust #himachalpradesh #mountainscalling #trekker #igers #photographylovers #travelphotograpgy #freetibet #travelwriter #tabo #nako #livingthedreamz #travelgram #photooftheday
On the way to Komic village. I've been to this particular spot every year for that last four years. One gets a bird's eye view of Kaza as well as the Ki monastery down below. Apart from the local villagers who come to tie the Buddhist prayer flags, harldy anyone visits here and it should remain the same. This probably was the only place I was yet to see piece of plastic. . . . . . . . . . . . . #spitivalley #kaza #kimonastery #himachaltourism #komicvillage #kibber #indianhimalayas #incredibleindia #d610 #samyang #14mm #mountains #natgeo #highestvillageintheworld #remote #nomadsofspiti
One of the highlights of our trip, The Ki Monastery.. A monastery located at 13668 ft above sea level, founded in 11th century.. #kimonastery #monastery #spiti #himachaldiaries #himachal #spiti #kibber #buddhism #nomad #travel #snapseed #spitiexpedition #shotononeplus5t #oneplus #explorespiti
Snugly resting in Key Village, guarding the Spiti Valley, Key Monastery is mysticism straight out of a fantasy novel. Located at an altitude of around 13,000 feet, the thousand year old monastery can never fail to amaze you and leave you awestruck!! . #keymonastery #kimonastery #monastery #spiti #spitivalley #himachalpradesh #himachal #india #himalaya #himalayangeographic #himgeo #hippieinhills #wanderlust #travel #travelporn #traveldiaries #solotravel #thebackpackingtales #nomadsofspiti
Kye Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on top of a hill at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti district, India. 🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔🏔 The biggest centre of Buddhist learning in Spiti Valley, Key Monastery is over 1000-year-old. ⛩⛩⛩⛩⛩⛩⛩⛩ Beautiful place #kimonastery #spitivalley #spitiriver #view #nature #naturecamp #monk #mytravelgram #prakharsphotography #spitivalleydiaries #spititrip #himanchaldiaries #travelblogger
It looks like a house built on the top of another and they are haphazardly spread over the hill cliff. This monastery was damaged many times in the past due to the war, fire and earthquake. The successive trails of destruction and patch-up jobs have resulted in a haphazard growth of box-like structures, and so the monastery looks like a fort, with temples built on top of one another. Kee Monastery the largest in Spiti Valley is situated close to Kibber. Kibber, in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, has the distinction of being the highest motorable village in the world. It is the biggest monastery of the Spiti Valley and a religious training centre of the Lamas.
For 400 rupees a day, they carry stones, mix cement and literally build the extension of the majestic Ki Monastery in Spiti. When we see a grand site like Ki, we’re wowed by the monks who call it home. But the real “wow” happens behind the scenes - by guys who work their asses off for 400 rupees a day. . . Quite aptly, I met them when I wandered down a little path behind the monastery, where they live in tiny makeshift homes and were washing up at the public tap after a long day’s work. They were shy at first, as was I, but when we got talking, they told me that Spiti isn’t like their home in Jharkhand. It’s nothing, they said, barren, brown, no trees. Unlike our Jharkhand, they said, with greenery, fields and pure water. . . Two years ago, when they began visiting Spiti over the summer to help build the new extension of Ki Monastery, their mistry (contractor) told them he was the one who had built the original monastery! How old is he, I asked amused. 40 or 50 years, they said. Well my friends, the monastery was built in the 14th century, then almost rebuilt in the 19th century, I doubt your mistry was alive at either of those times 😂 . . At that moment, surprised and then amused, they looked at each other and laughed heartily at their innocence and how they were going to call out the mistry’s bragging - and I clicked this 📷 . . This is part of my #voicesofruralIndia series where I hope to challenge myself to take more portrait photos and share stories of people I meet on my travels. . . Shot on #iphone8plus . . #theshootingstar #incredibleindia #storiesofindia #spiti #portraitphotography
The first sight of #kimonastery
Click of Ki Monastery from the otherside of Spiti River. Ki monastery is the main Monastery of Middle Land and it is over 1000 year old. It is located at an elevation of 4166 metres from sea level and it is the biggest centre of Buddhist learning in Spiti Valley. Key Monastery is over 1000-year-old. During my visit to Ki Monastery I always make sure I spend the entire day here talking to people and lamas. Sometimes I played volleyball with them during the evening. This year too planning to be part of one match with them all. #kimonastery #kaza #spiti #himachal #himalayangeographic #himalayas #himachal_pradesh #himachalpictures #spitivalley #spiti #yatraikida #tourbugs #highonhimalayas #travelinindia #riverjourneys #tripotocummunity #travel
2.5 days of travel in the mountains opens up an altogether different world ! #peace #kimonastery #spitivalley #13668ft
What will be the first thing you do when you are planning to visit Spiti? . . Obviously a google search and there comes the iconic image of the valley 'Ki Monastery ' and being a photographer those image conquer your mind. Thats when basith my fellow buddy asked me why not give it a try. being part of a rat race and running a family business my own... I was limited to the surrounding and wasn't able to go outside #kerala moreover Basith wasn't expecing a yes from me no wonder my yes nod gave him a chill. With no time to waste we head to the mountains ,3 days of hectic and bumpy ride with all the dreams we had about the valley it just astonished to witness the winter bounded by white misty mountains everywhere.It was my dream true to capture This Ki Monastrey as i was levitated and float just like the mist. a frozen moment literally.amidst of all the pain and struggle we had this is rewarding. Image and words by @ashikaseem (translation by @basim_arahman ) . . . . . . . . #everydaylocal #spiti #incredibleindia #lahaul #india #beautifuldestinations #bucketlist #snow #experience #monastery #photography #kimonastery #travelphotography #traveldeeper #travelindia #dreamy #natgeotravel #passionpassport #outside
#india #monastery #budhism #budhisttemple #himalaya #ki #ki_monastery #kimonastery #kimonasphotography El monasterio Ki que se encuentra a más de 4000 metros sobre el nivel Del Mar en la region de spitti fue fundado hace casi 1000 años. Apenas eran las primeras horas de la mañana cuando fui a tomar esta fotografía. El dolor de cabeza todavía era terrible por el mal de montaña y mi respiración se sentía obstruida. Recuerdo que subí lentamente para tomar esta foto. Uno de mis lentes se había quebrado y era el que quería para esta foto. Las nubes en la montaña eran el principio de un mal tiempo que destruyo caminos y dejo gente sin poder salir de los inmensos y espectaculares valles por varios días. Incluyéndome a mi que casi no llego a un festival budista en el valle de Sanskar que había sido el objetivo de ese viaje. Sin embargo me quede atrapado en el poblado de Leh perdiendo mi vuelo de regreso a mexico. Un viaje que fue duro pero bien valió la pena cada momento de frustración.
There are people who have had what we desire. There are the ones who we look up to. This questioning of our purpose and motive, finding our 'why', is that what will differentiate us and find a place for us perhaps somewhere nobody else could reach, our own personal summit. 'Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.' . But then in the end it always comes down whether we are willing to take that one step out of our comfort zones and into the unknown. That one step defines the journey ahead. . The delay in that stepping out of our comfort zones may push back our visions for ourselves for an indeterminable amount of time. But I guess when the journey becomes a part of yourself, when you know exactly what you want, when you believe in the vague, it doesn't matter. Everything can become a pleasant ride. . The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Ever heard silence? Well...if you haven't, you'd hear it right here... . You'd always feel a chant nailing its vibe right through your soul when here... Such is the cast of this magical monastery. I have this silent song recorded with me...and I'd share it with you someday, wait for it...❤️ . . #key #keymonastery #spiti #spitivalley #mytrail #mytrailmytale #mytale #incredibleindia #himachalpradesh #himachal #kigompa #kimonastery #ki #jannatehimachal
After spending a cosy night in your home stay and acclimatizing to the high altitude you can start exploring the places around Kaza the very next morning. If you are a bunch of 3-4 people I would suggest you to book a taxi from the main market since the local buses won't go up to places like Hikkim, Komic, Langza, Kye and Kibber. If you know riding then taking up a bike on rent (cheapest option) is also a good option or you can always look for sharing options as you may get lucky & it won't affect your budget much. Personal taxi (Alto or Pickup) for 4 people, covers: Hikkim, Komic, Langza and Dhankar - INR 2800-3000 for a day tour ( Negotiable) Ki & Kibber- INR 1000-1200 (approx) - Half day tour *All of the above places can be covered in one day also but it would be too hectic and more of touching down places which I won't suggest. *Options of staying in Komic Monastery or Dhankar Village can also be looked upon depending on the number of days you have in hand (will discuss). My upcoming posts will talk about the places mentioned above. Thanks for your overwhelming response. Stay tuned and feel free to ask questions if you have any :) . . #unfoldingwaves . . . . . . . . #dhankarmonastery #kye #shotbypixel #kimonastery #kibber #rangrik #spiti2018 #travelling #travelphotography #mytravelgram #igtravel #bcntb #great_captures_city #travelawesome #openmyworld #letsgosomewhere #passionpassport #exploremore #travelingcouple #travelingartist #doyoutravel #traveldiary #simplyadventure #abmtravelbug #flashesofdelight #mytinyatlas #travelinbetween #bonjour #greatmountain
Swipe👉 This is also the afternoon of 4th Jan 2018 and my favourite place to get a #panoramic picture of the #KeyMonastery This time there was a lot of snow compared to April’17 and a similar #pano picture is on my feed from my earlier travel to #KeeMonastery Once I clicked this picture I remembered #Gette which is another village at an elevation of around 4400 meters, from where we get a magnificent view of the #KiMonastery Without wasting any more time I requested my driver to take me there. I was the only traveler, also Google had predicted a snowfall that day and my driver was a bit hesitant at first but later agreed to drive me there and boy what a view it was. Pictures from the top coming next. Follow my #SoloTrip @themem0rykeeper . . . . #Himachal2018 😇 #visualsoflife  – @visualsoflife #CreateCommune  – @createcommune#AGameofTones  – @agameoftones#artofvisuals #aov  – @artofvisuals#discoverearth  – @discoverearth #welivetoexplore@welivetoexplore #UniverseToday@universetoday#indiapictures #mountainlife #thehimalayanvillage #photographers_of_india #_coi #_poi #_soi #_woi #oph #buddhism #_kmhoe #indiaphotosociety #unseenindia #instahimachal
This video is when you take a stairway down left from the center of the monastery. It gives you unrestricted views of the whole left side valley. You can either choose to go straight to the buddha statue that you see in the pic or choose to trek up the mountain on the left where you can click all the photos you see of Key Monastery from the top angle. #keymonastery #kimonastery #spitivalley #lahaulspiti #spiti #mountains #spitiwinter #spitiinwinters #winterspiti #snowclad #snowcladmountains #snowcladpeaks #himachallife #himachal #himalayas #himachalpradesh #bharat
Key Monastery is the biggest #buddhist monastery in Spiti and stands at 13,667 feet above sea level. Here are some pics of Key Monastery from different angles during the approach. #kimonastery #keymonastery #spitivalley #lahaulspiti #spiti #mountains #spitiwinter #spitiinwinters #winterspiti #snowclad #snowcladmountains #snowcladpeaks #himachallife #himachal #himalayas #himachalpradesh #bharat
Someday you're gonna reach a place that you won't realize you were looking for. That day if the winds of change are blowing, don't resist. Be ready to drop everything you've known as real or concrete, and to merge back with source. Just be ready. Existence will take care of the rest. When you reach such a place and the winds of change are blowing, remember that even death is just a kind of change. Remember that change is the only constant, the lowest and the highest level of Source's expression. If the winds of change are blowing, let them blow you away. • • • #scribblesbySaloni #NGTIndia #travelphotography #mountainlove #spitidiaries #himachal #himalayas #wintertrekking #snowtreks #werehikers #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #offroad #lonelyplanetindia #journeywithin #natgeotravel #mtnchicks #instahimachal #tripofalifetime #throwback #blastfromthepast #indiapictures #beautifuldestinations #conversationswiththeuniverse #noitinerary #mountainstones #writersofinstagram #kimonastery #earthoutdoors10k #passportbyforbes
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