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Spring Planting in the Spiti Valley

by Joan Pollock
Prepping for Spring Planting

Once the snow melts from the fields, the preparation for spring planting can begin. It’s very late this year as its been a very cold winter with a lot of snow still lingering in the fields. To help the melting process very often ash from the fire is spread on the land to speed up […]

Severe Winter in the Spiti Valley

by Joan Pollock
Frozen Spiti River in the Severe Winter

Greetings, I have recently returned from Spiti. This year the winter has been very severe with a lot of snow and a freezing cold wind a lot of the time which brought the temperatures down to below 27C -30C degrees. However, this didn’t seem to put off the Snow Leopard tourists with huge cameras who […]

Joanna Lumley Supports Spiti Projects

by Joan Pollock
Joanna Lumley

Spiti Projects charity is delighted to have the influential and kind-hearted philanthropist Joanna Lumley supporting the important work that we do. Joanna is well-known for her generous endorsement to causes that are devoted to protecting the environment and human rights, for bettering the quality of life for others in need. “The work the Spiti Projects […]

Gutar Festival 2018 – Key Gompa

by Joan Pollock
cham dance

This summer we arrived in Kaza in time for the GUTAR FESTIVAL at KEY GOMPA on 12th July. This is performed at LOSAR the Tibetan New Year Celebration, but as this is always held in the winter (in November in Spiti) However, T.K. LOCHEN TULKU the Spiritual Head of KEY Monastery decided to hold the […]

Apples glorious apples!

by Joan Pollock
Spiti Apples

Once travelling to Spiti in winter, the weather was challenging, heavy snow made the going very slow. The jeeps wheels kept getting clogged up with snow and we had to stop frequently to clear it out from the mudguards. This slowed our progress and once it gets dark its too dangerous to travel on the […]

Spiti Projects wins Green Building Solution Award 2016 in the Low Carbon category

by Joan Pollock
Carbon award winners

We are so very pleased to announce that we are the winners of a United Nations Climate Change Award. Only 10 awards were given out this year and we are the Low Carbon winner. We, in partnership with the Auroville Earth Institute designed and built the Kaza Eco-Community Centre with key participation of villagers in Kaza and local earth craftsmen of the Spiti Valley, in India. We thank everyone who helped us achieve this. […]