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Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India

Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttarakhand, India, is a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The valley is situated across valley of Bhyundar Ganga, within transition zone between Zanskar and Great Himalayan ranges.Reaching here requires trekking of 3.5 km from Ghangaria, the base camp. Below is an image of Ghangaria, a small village in Bhyundar Valley. Trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers is considered as moderately difficult. River Pushpavati accompanies during most part of the... continue reading

Historic landmark in the foothills of Himalaya- Ancient Temple

Historic landmark in the foothills of Himalaya- Ancient Temple at Baijnath, Himachal, India.This temple is a very famous temple and lot of people come here from distant places to worship Hindu God Shiva. The temple is a very old one, it was created on 1204 A.D. by two local merchants named Ahuka and Manyuka, there was a small temple already at that place from age of Ramayana, orginially it is believed to be created by Ravana. The art work on the walls of temple is fantastic. Refer pictures below... continue reading

Thinley Lundup, a star of Oscar nominated movie 'Caravan'

Thinley Lundup is a star of Oscar nominated movie 'Caravan' also known as' Himalaya'.In 1999, "Caravan" was nominated in the best foreign film category in 72nd Oscar Academy Awards , a feat that no Nepali film has been able to repeat since.Caravan is a movie by French photographer Eric Valli.The movie captures the life of the yak caravan traders pitted against the harsh mountains, nature and their culture in Dolpo region of Nepal.Except some actors, everyone else in the film was a local, including... continue reading

Road to Ladakh - high mountain passes and much more

"One of the great motoring journeys of the world", that is how the drive from Manali to Leh in Ladakh is described. Stunning landscapes, four high passes, including what is claimed to be the second highest motorable pass in the world, and all at altitudes between 3,000 – 5,000 metres. Sounded too good to miss, particularly as I had a couple of suitably adventurous volunteers who were gamely up for the experience. The adventure actually started somewhat earlier than planned; the risk of monsoon rain... continue reading

SATWA GUNA - Travel with magicians and mystics

Satwa Guna expedition in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal (Ama Dablam mountain(22,349 feet))A year ago I thought to myself that I could use some Indian dust on my sandals, a glimpse from a Tibetan child, some Chinese woman's caresses . . . and right now I am in the middle of preparations for a short trip to the country of those with immortal souls.I spiced my holiday with a bit of mountains from the Himalayas (Ama Dablam) ...and this is how Satwa Guna part II emerged. You might wonder... continue reading

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