The Indian Himalaya in 1979 – Part 1

These are photos taken of old colour print photos taken in the course of our first trek into the Indian Himalaya in 1979; the photos are 38 years old and even though they have been stored in an album, are little worse for wear to put it mildly. Nor did I take many photos during this trek, considering that it lasted for over a month. I had a very simple Japanese camera and a roll of 35 millimetre film with 36 exposures. Nevertheless – these images give a glimpse of the  Hindu area of the Indian Himalaya as it was then – and which today has changed beyond recognition.

For the full story of that first trip see serioustravelblog.com ‘about us’ – https://serioustravelblog.com/about-us/

 

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glaciers spanning the valleys

 

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Bathing in pools between blocks of ice and rocks after another long day walking in the hot sun.

 

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Mountain villages and fields

 

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Corn drying on the slate roofs.

 

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Shepherd on his way to high pastures

 

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Temple where Shiva and Kali are worshipped

 

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Next blog ‘The Indian Himalaya in 1979, Part 2’:

https://serioustravelimages.com/2017/03/01/the-indian-himalaya-in-1979-part-2/

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