57 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Miles to go before I sleep…”

    1. Absolutely, Helen…

      It’s no wonder why this is the abode of all the great saints …

      For me it was truly a life changing experience and I got a refreshing break.

      But, the freezing cold conditions were tough to negotiate especially as I had never been to really cold places πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your visit and have a beautiful day πŸ™‚


    1. Absolutely…

      This place is called Bojwasa near the Gaumukh glacier where the mighty river Ganga originates…

      The altitude is around 12000 feet and we need to walk 15 km to reach this stunning place surrounded by snow capped mountains…

      It was truly an incredible experience πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your kind words πŸ™‚

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    1. Absolutely, Mabel πŸ™‚

      This is where the most sacred river for Indian’s, ‘The Ganges’ originates…

      For many millennia it’s been a holy place and people goes there on pilgrimage.

      But, for me, it was a dream of a decade, and finally turned out to be such an inspirational and life changing experience πŸ™‚

      To be frank, I could really capture the beauty of the place, due to tough weather conditions and inadequate gadgets…

      But, I will truly cherish those moments for ever πŸ™‚

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  1. A gorgeous photo Sreejith and in reading through the comments it sounds like quite the adventure! Did the altitude bother you at all? It looks like an astounding place to visit. So tranquil and peaceful.

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    1. Yes, Sue, it was quite an adventure for us, not entirely due to the terrain, but our lack of exposure…

      I certainly had altitude related issues, headache, breathing trouble and exhaustion etc;

      But, There was nothing like, being in the lap of pristine nature πŸ™‚

      There are many an Ashrams, even further beyond the glacier where Yogis and saints live round the year… unbelievable…

      This place is treated to be one of the holiest in Hindu mythology as well, as the sacred river ‘Ganges’ originated from here…

      Anyway, before setting off to Himalayas I have to be really prepared πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much, Karen πŸ™‚

      This place was freezing cold and I don’t know how people stays here…

      I stayed there one night during our trek and decided to walk an extra 15 kilometers the following day to avoid one more day there πŸ™‚

      The stunning view in this serene place was the consolation and sadly I couldn’t make the best of photographic opportunities…

      Hope to return to the Himalayas at the earliest, it’s magical πŸ™‚


        1. Absolutely, Karen, the views were stunning …

          Only thing was, I was not really ready to face the extreme low temperatures…

          Hope you have shared those images in your blog, let me search πŸ™‚

          Have a beautiful day ahead πŸ™‚


    1. Yes, it was…

      As we are from tropics and never experienced the sub zero temperatures, it really was tough for us…

      But looking back at the images, now it feel great πŸ™‚ I think that’s the beauty of travel, only the positive side remains in our memory,right?

      Thank you so much for stopping by and have a nice weekend πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Divya πŸ™‚

      Now a days I am forced to be content with wordless Wednesday posts, I really envy your posts which tells stories through series of images and notes πŸ™‚


    1. Yes Amy, the place where river Ganga, the holy one for Indians, originates…

      It’s a pilgrimage for many, but a trip to reinvent my-self, for me πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your kind words and I really like telling stories, especially when I have such a great audience πŸ™‚

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    1. You said it, Lauren πŸ™‚

      ‘Clear the mind’, that’s why I went there and I came back refreshed πŸ™‚

      We really don’t have that camping culture here in India but slowly people are getting to taste this experience…

      I had only one such experience, but truly an unforgettable one πŸ™‚

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  2. I read the comments about the cold (brrrrrrr) – but the first thing that jumped out at me was the diagonal movement in a line taking us from the orange scarf to the tent to the backdrop of this wonderful mountain cove. and then what a sky!

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    1. So nice to see your observant comments, Yvette πŸ™‚

      Frankly, it was really a tough place to live and explore, freezing cold and snow falls, which I never experienced before this trip.

      But, the views were simply out of this world…

      You will fall into meditative mode automatically in this place and there is something divine…

      Considered as one of the most holy by Indians, it was not just the sights, but the whole experience that makes you calm and relaxed.

      I needed that break so badly and I feel refreshed …

      A break work wonders and especially in places like these it teaches you what you really value in life and what for you should live πŸ™‚


    1. Absolutely, I have heard about it, but I could feel it πŸ™‚

      Once you explore Himalayas, you keep coming back, that’s what I heard…

      I could see that in your blog posts as well πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for your visit and I will surely share a complete travelogue soon πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much, Dear CG πŸ™‚

      You said it, I just love being in the lap of pristine nature, whenever I get a chance and I really enjoy photography too πŸ™‚

      I have to really learn this craft and add a few useful gadgets to come up with some quality work πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much, Maria πŸ™‚

      Yes, it’s truly a stunning place to camp, especially for people who are used to the subzero temperatures and with proper camping gear…

      For me it was a bit tough to adjust with the climate πŸ™‚ but the views were simply heavenly …

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    1. It was, indeed an amazing experience and the first of it’s kind for me πŸ™‚

      The temperature at night was near zero degrees but the sight of heavens with twinkling stars was an unforgettable experience πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your appreciative comments πŸ™‚

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