Haven’t you always wanted that one perfect outdoor photograph of yours? One, in which you get to mould yourself into the landscape, becoming one with the mountains and the trees, with the sea and sand, with the stars and the Moon or that perfect sunset silhouette. And though I’m good with the camera, I hate selfies (just got one in the Alex Chacón style). So, I love this one, clicked in the Himalayas, my first and the most ardent love.

My head is stuck in the clouds.. (I love Plain White T's)

My head is stuck in the clouds.. (I love Plain White T’s)

This was taken by a friend near Komic in Spiti Valley. While we were searching for a green pagoda-like structure to find the route, I got up on the car roof to get a bird’s eye view. There, in the bottom right corner of the photo is Langza village, the existence of which is more like a wonder to me. Winters bring the temperature down to around -30 degrees celsius here! Right above the villages are the high mountains, with snow on the distant peaks. 

A meadow-like calm was spread around and the place spelled bliss for me. I could have stayed there for hours, days, months or for forever. And though that did not happen, I got that perfect photograph.

Have you got yours’ yet?

*I’ll not be using a watermark on any of the images in the “Photo of the Day” series as they mar the entire visual. Sincerely hoping that you would report if you find the images copied anywhere else! For more dope on my time in Kinnaur and Spiti, read this.

Where is Komic village?

Komic is the second highest village of Asia; first being Langza. It’s near Kaza in the Spiti Valley and you can reach it via the motorable road from Kaza. Or else, you can hike up for around an hour and a half from Kaza to reach Komic. It’s a meadow-like place that runs wild with flowers during spring and summers. You can also pitch a camp at Komic or contact a travel agency at Kaza for the same.

My suggestion to you is to get in touch with Mr Tsering, who runs Sakya Abode Hotel and Homestay at Kaza.

Visits to Ki, Dhankar and Kaza Monastery, river rafting and a trek to the Dhankar Lake are some great options for places and things to do around Komic village.

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