The Great Spiti Pin Expedition
The Spiti Pin Expedition
surrounded by the Kullu Valley in the south, Ladakh in the
north and Tibet in the east, the twin valleys of Lahaul and
Spiti are a region of nature's beauty at its widest.
The Spiti region remains cut off from the rest of the world for much
of the year. Apart from geographical barriers, this area was
closed, till year 1994, to visitors because of military and political
reasons. These beautiful valleys encompass glaciers, high ridges, broad
valleys, pastures and has a minimum elevation exceeding 3000mtrs.
This Valley area is more of a high altitude cold desert dotted with
famous monasteries, small villages like little green oasis in a stark,
brown and dry but beautiful landscape, miles of rolling pastures, 6000mtrs peaks
and swollen rivers which turn into mere trickles in winters.
Between the Great Shivaliks and the Greater Himalayas is found another
of India’s last unexplored posts, Kinnaur. Situated on the
world trade route, it is the only link with the outside world is by
way of the Hindustan -Tibet road through Shimla. This Shimla district
spans the entire width of the Himalayas to the edge of the
Tibetan plateau. This region being utterly un spoilt and
practically untouched by tourist traffic and outside influence,
remains a paradise for trekkers, river runners and motorists
alike. The beautiful valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are connected by the 4500 mtrs Kunzum
pass. It is a beautiful land for Buddhist art and
culture. The monasteries located here are rich repositories of ancient
murals, wood carvings and golden images of the Padmasambhava.
The local people are charming and friendly with their own traditional
dances, ballads, folk tales and legends.
The Spiti – Pin valleys expedition descends over a 100
kilo metres of
river in the twin valleys of the Spiti and Pin rivers, gets in
close with the amazing adventure of Spiti, and exits through the
tribal district of Kinnaur via the Sutlej and Baspa valleys,
encompassing some of the most beautiful part of the Trans
Himalaya. We run down mega volume rapids set in the land of 1000
year ancient monasteries, and traverse the entire region in a
fortnight of high adventure fun.