Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 9, 2017

Himalayan Hideaway

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Tirthan Valley – Himachal Pradesh

Here are some tourist shots of the Tirthan Valley. This is in the eco-zone of the Great Himalaya National Park. The core zone is 4 kilometers up the valley. You will need to do a hard core trek to get to the core zone and then camp in tents. And it is about 4000 meters high up there.

up the valley
Looking up the valley

The people who live here walk up and down these hills as if it was nothing. I was huffing and puffing and could hardly do a kilometer. The hills are very steep. They are used to it because they have been doing it all their lives.

Up the valley
The River

The river is in full torrent with all the snow and glacier melt from up high.

Raging torrent
Raging torrent

my guest house
My Guest House

This is where I stayed for two nights. Most of the birds I photographed were from the verandah.

clouds rolling in
Clouds rolling in

Both days I was there it was cloudy and raining. The light was pretty atrocious for photography. I would suggest may-june or September – October for this place.

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