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The Yak & Zho
This animal is essential to all households for providing a means of farming for those living in this mountainous region. The plough is attached to this animal for ploughing the land, helping with the harvest and carrying heavy loads. The Yak gives milk for drinking, making butter tea, and cheese, dried in the sun and...
July 5, 2019
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Bees and Apple Trees
One of the positive sides of Climate Change is that the Spiti Valley is wetter and warmer in summer and it is now possible to grow apple trees, so many farmers have created orchards of 25 to 50 trees which are thriving very well. However, there are no fences round their orchards and the village...
June 7, 2019
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Spiti’s Traditional Lingti Shawl

When I first came to the valley in the early 1990’s, festivals were a time to dress up, put on the traditional dress, your family jewellery and put your Lingti shawl over your shoulders.

May 28, 2019
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The Donkey

Every family has a donkey, an invaluable part to the well-being of the family. Some farmers used keep 10 to 15 donkeys and run a business hiring them out.

May 1, 2019
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Spring Planting in the Spiti Valley

Spring Planting is very late this year as it has been a very cold winter with a lot of snow still lingering in the fields.

April 17, 2019
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Severe Winter in the Spiti Valley

It has been a severe winter in the Spiti Valley, with a lot of snow and freezing cold wind. The roads were dangerous and blocked with deep snow.

March 26, 2019
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SPITI BLOG for 2018

A year of consolidation for Spiti Projects. The Community Centre is now up and running. The Craft Centre is now fully supplied with some excellent goods to buy.

January 22, 2019
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Tibetan New Year: Losar Festival in Spiti.

Losar is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism. The holiday is celebrated on various dates depending on location and tradition. The holiday is a new year’s festival, celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, in 2019 it is February 5th to 7th in the Gregorian calendar.

November 13, 2018
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Postcards on Cloud 9: Highest Post Office

The Spiti Valley is a remote valley in the Himalayas bordering on Tibet and known as one of the highest places in the world in which to live.

October 16, 2018
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