Blossoming Bonds

Travelling opens unseen doors welcoming new souls, ready to shed their inhibitions waiting for a chance to be discovered. This story is about a young lad with whom I spent some memorable time during my Spiti days. Loaded with my backpack I enter the bus on my way to a small village Kibber perched in the mountains. Observing the audience, I filtered out the travelers who were like me on a journey to self-discovery.

While leaving from Kaza


Walking through the beautiful streets of Kibber


Sharing smiles with local villager


Our crossed paths several times during the next couple of days which somehow ensured that may be destiny wanted us meet. I made my way up to the stairs of the monastery where I was currently staying and notice this guy sitting silently near the Key Gompa.

Peaceful sanctum of Key Monastery



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