Tag Archives: Himachal Pradesh

Mountain Biking 67km through the high altitude villages of Spiti

Mountain biking in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh, India

“So I have two mountain bikes”, said Mr. Tsering Bodh, “You can take them and reach this beautiful village called Langza the first day and from there you can move ahead […]

8 pictures from my first trip to Spiti

Kids of village Tashi Gang, pushing a donkey up to the road to ride it back to the village on a cold autumn evening in Spiti valley.

Two years back me and my friend drove across Kinnaur to reach the high mountains of Spiti. After crossing the river at Sumdo few hours after Malling and Chango, the […]

Life in Spiti – Website documenting Spiti Valley

Life in Spiti, a website documenting Spiti Valley

Sometimes we arrive in unknown places and they feel like home. That is how I felt in Spiti. The valley is so silent and still, mostly cut off from the […]

Pictures : Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part II

Himachal Pradesh State Library covered in a thick sheet of snow at The Ridge, Shimla

After sharing the first batch of photographs taken in the beautiful snow-covered city of Shimla, I’m back with more! Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I Today, […]

Story behind the Rewalsar cover shot for Spice Route Magazine

Cover Shot of Spice Route Magazine featuring Rewalsar by Himanshu Khagta

Spice Route, the inflight magazine of SpiceJet published a landscape I took at Rewalsar, a small town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Ending this post with just one line […]

Pictures – From my first trip to Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Harvesting cherries in an orchard at Kandiyali, near Narkanda at Himachal Pradesh, India

Back in the year 2009, I drove through one of the most dangerous roads  (History Channel says so) to reach Kinnaur. To be honest, it is not that dangerous. It […]

3623kms in Ladakh on a Farm Tractor

Tractor approaching ZojiLa Pass

So last year we went on a rather unusual journey. We took a farm tractor 3623 kms across Ladakh through the most dangerous roads, highest passes and random rivers. In […]

Snowfall in the Himalayan town of Shimla – Part I

A man walking past the closed shops at the Mall road of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

17th January, 2013 Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India After a month of clear sunny days, it was raining when I got up. I trusted the weather gods and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute […]

Flight to Ladakh that landed in Kullu Valley

The Great Himalayan Ranges at Ladakh

After spending half of my winters in Delhi, I realized that its not cold enough. So, I tried to book my tickets to the nearest Hill Station, Leh, the capital […]

Camera calling by Priyanka Sharma

Himanshu Khagta with the Raika Tribe in Rajasthan

( Priyanka Sharma, a student journalist who wrote this article about me for her college magazine. Thanks Priyanka) The beauty of her mysterious mountains and the tranquility of life in […]