Roopkund Trek, the boys have manners

The boys at Kuling

Village kids usually: They ask for candy, they ask for pen. They surround you, they follow, sometimes even tease you. After all they are kids. But it can be overwhelming and irritating.

In the backcountry of Uttarakhand, it’s different. They boys are polite, mannered, even wished us. They are the ones who truly deserve the candy and the pen.
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Roopkund Trek, the drive to Lohajung

After a flight from Bangalore to Delhi, we boarded the train to Kathgodam which lies literally at the foot of the Himalayas. From there we rode Sumos (MUV) towards Lohajung, the base camp for Roopkund Trek by India Hikes. We reached Lohajung by nightfall.

The ride to Lohajung felt like home, Mizoram. Except for the different vegetation and really tall Himalayan mountains.

Narrow Escape. Everytime I look at this photograph, I think of Aerosmith – Livin’ On The Edge.


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