Sep 25, 2016

Finally a peek into the mighty Himalayas ...

Komik village Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh

Couple of months ago (though I am blogging about it now) I went trekking in Himachal Pradesh. The plan was to bird watch all along the path. And I added 70 new pics to my GALLERY. Yey! Okay, where did I go? First part was to trek up to Kareri Lake in the cradle of Dauladhars mainly looking for birds. And the second part was to reach Kaza and trek to 5 villages of Spiti Valley. Ohh! reaching Kaza-the base camp, itself was an adventure for the solo-first-timer with not much of info. The thrid part was, birding and wildlife viewing in the mountains of Kibber- Huff huff! Kareri Lake, though not too high above 10,000ft, was a refreshing trek amidst thick forest and boulders higher up. So more of bird life too. Big hairy Himalayan langurs were so beautiful. Their hair thick-long-straight-silky naturally worth considering for an expensive shampoo advertisement. And heeeee! spotted and photographed the shy Himalayan Monal. Thanks to my guide Arvind Sharma based in McLeodganj who is not only patient with his clients but also is a bird expert in Kangra Valley.

Himalayan Griffon Vultures at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary Spiti Valley Himachal Pradesh
Himalayan Griffon Vultures at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary Spiti Valley

Well, I haven't been updating my blog regularly and my apologies for that! I was busy with family stuff and whatever time was left after that I used it for travelling and trekking. It has always been so- I am more interested in travelling than blogging about travelling :) With that the blog/page ranking plummeted to the rock bottom. Reason- after backpacking in India I was talking more about my country in terms of the fake traditions, hypocrisy, politics which mask away the true values the country and its traditions possess.

In the past two years I visited so many places and I experienced so much that I could write a novel about traveling in India. I went on a roadtrip in northern part of USA which was amazing. There are 200+ articles lined up in the blog but I haven't fine tuned and added pics so that I can post. Hoping to do it asap before the next season starts in October. If not in the blog I will definitely update on Facebook

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