The Border Roads Organisation puts up a number of boards telling wise aphorisms and asking motorists to be calm and careful. This one is pretty brutal!
See how close the Sutlej is - a mere biscuit toss away.
You don't want to fall into that!
The ancient fort of Moorang towering over the village
This is what it looks like under the overhang of the half tunnel
The road follows the Sutlej river
This is the government's warning to rash drivers - they wont remove the hulk, but keep it here as a reminder what can happen to you.
The landscape becomes wilder and wilder
Some anonymous wag wrote a description of someone who's leg he was pulling on the cement safety block - 'pagal sardar' - 'mad Sikh'
Memorial to soldiers who died here while building the road
See the 'Indian writing' on the canyon walls as we approach the confluence point.
The confluence of the Sutlej and the Spiti at Khab. What a place! What power!
Prayer flags at the confluence point
The amazing K-Zigs as we ascend to the Spiti valley road from the confluence
This sign refers to a famous strongman and champion wrestler called 'Gama pehelwan' - and not to Bruce Banner turning into the Hulk after getting hit with Gamma rays
The amazing oasis of Nako!
The eye of the earth mother
The lake is absolutely magical!
Especially when you consider the terrain it is in. A brown and bare Himalayan desert