The people of India’s Spiti Valley live remote and harsh lives, with the majority of the short warmer months spent preparing for a long and bitter winter. In the tiny villages there is a strong sense of community and a hard work ethic, bolstered by the communal cultivation of the villages’ land and livestock.Family bonds are strong here too; with many family members living in one home or nearby. Above, In the home of Tenzin, Desal’s Great-Uncle offers her Ten Rupees in an attempt to stop her sulking. 

The people of India’s Spiti Valley live remote and harsh lives, with the majority of the short warmer months spent preparing for a long and bitter winter. In the tiny villages there is a strong sense of community and a hard work ethic, bolstered by the communal cultivation of the villages’ land and livestock.
Family bonds are strong here too; with many family members living in one home or nearby. Above, In the home of Tenzin, Desal’s Great-Uncle offers her Ten Rupees in an attempt to stop her sulking.