Dhankar Monastery students play cricket on a helipad at 13000ft, overlooking the Spiti river.
Dhankar Monastery is located about 9 Km from the main Kaza-Tabo highway. The road rises steeply through a series of switchbacks gaining an altitude of 1500ft within a few km. Halfway up is this helipad, probably built when the Dalai Lama visited Dhankar Monastery, overlooking the picturesque Spilit river valley.
While riding up towards Dhankar, I found this group of monastery students playing cricket at an altitude where even walking fast is a struggle. Having adequate time on my hand, I sat down on a stone nearby and watched a few overs of the game, leaving only when the ball over the cliff on the other end. As I resumed my ride towards the monastery, the youngest of the lot (one sitting near the bowler) was dispatched to fetch the wall from somewhere down below.
Technical details: Olympus E-M10ii + 14-42mm, F/7.1, 1/320s, ISO200
Spiti Valley Ride Travelog: https://lokeshshah.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/2400km-of-solo-spiti-sauntering-compendium/