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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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The Grass is Greener on the other Side

In the mountainous Spiti Valley grow coarse blades of grass, long enough to hide all the secrets you wouldn’t want to get out.

September 27, 2018
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The Ancient Art of Shawl Making

It’s safe to say the Spiti Valley is a hidden treasure, not at all short of talented craftsmen and women!

September 20, 2018
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Apples glorious 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

June 25, 2018
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Spiti Projects and the International Eye Foundation

Spiti Projects has been very fortunate in be introduced by a supporter, to the International Eye Foundation (IEF).

June 21, 2016
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Audience with the Dalai Lama

In May this year, Zena the photographer and I went to Dharamsala to interview the Dalai Lama about the culture of Spiti for the Documentary Film, by a BBC producer, about our work in the Spiti Valley.

August 25, 2015
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Burning Wood in Winter

On our way back to Manali with our group, we passed a wall of cut trees and a lorry loading wood for fuel for Lahaul & Spiti.

August 25, 2015
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Concrete vs. Earth in the Spiti Valley

Kaza is a remote mountain town – at 3,650 meters and 10 hours off-road from Manali – which demonstrates the complexity of modern and traditional ways of living and building in the Himalayas. The harsh conditions of Kaza include lows of -35˚ C and as much as 2 meters of snowfall during the winter season,…

October 2, 2013
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