The Himalayan Wonderland

10 days | 40 students | Spiti Valley | 10 villages | Documentation | Mud Architecture

22nd Sept - 1st Oct 2018


Complete documentation of Spiti Valley & its Architecture for Journal

Cultural Activities

Explore unique Cultural and Traditional values of Spiti Valley 


Learn about the culture, history from the masters themselves


Journey will be jam packed with hour long discussions and debates 


Ehsaas is a journey crafted to understand and connect with the character of a place, its identity, and its people. The idea is to absorb everything we can and make ourselves a part of it. The voyage is set with an aim to understand the versatility of the material we work with, through documentation, and realising how it is making our country a better, sustainable place to live in. At the end of every trip, we wish to leave with its 'Ehsaas' rooted in our minds and souls. Come, feel it!


Workshops & Seminars

Workshops have always been an integral part of Kaarwan. These are the times when we learn the most. In the past, we have learned about earthquake resistant techniques, mud brick construction, earthbag construction, sustainable environments, bamboo architecture and techniques, natural building materials, hilly area settlements and organic farming. Learn more about previous workshops here.

Lectures & Discussions

Learn from the masters themselves. In the past, we have had Architects & personalities like Ar. Karan Grover, Didi Contractor, Ar. Richard Belho, Ar. Laurent Fournier, Ar. Anjan Mitra, Mr. Mark Moore, Prof. A. K. Singh & Ar. Pem Gyaltsen for discussions. Apart from architecture, lectures also cover Cultural and Geographical aspects responsible for the evolution of architectural style.


Person having keen interest in Travel & Culture.
Aged between 18-32 years.
We will consider the candidate's approach and thinking based on his application form for selection.


Trip will start from Chandigarh on 22nd Sept 2018 and will end at Chandigarh on 1st Oct 2018.
Detailed itinerary Coming Soon!