The journey from Kullu to Leh is a lifetime experience
in itself. Kullu is known as ‘Devalaya’ (land of the
lords) and along with Manali, it is a beaut with the
gentle Beas river and a spring at almost every step.
But when one hikes the Rohtang Pass, the heights of
the Himalaya scare you for the first time. Coming down
from Rohtang, one enters the Lahaul & Spiti region of
Himachal Pradesh which is getting more and more
popular with the tourists these days.
Sissu, a small remote town located in the Lahaul valley at an altitude of 3120 m above sea level, is an unexplored destination in this region.
We camped in Sissu on the banks of the Chandra river
just 50 m from an amazing waterfall “Palden Lhamo
Dhar”. While meditating in the open, we all could feel
the vibration of the waterfall that is considered very
sacred here. Some of us could even listen to the
vibration during a state of sleep in the night. Evenings,
though cold, were a paradise under the starry sky. We
trekked to the waterfall on our second day and
performed Yajna (fire ceremony) chanting
mantras for syncing with the elements within.
Starry nights, Sunny days, Mystical Waterfall, Remote
surroundings, Quiet Gompa, and Inner vibrations made
our 3 day stay in Sissu only wanting for more and
perhaps the most soul touching experience of life.