19 January 2010

View from Josimath, Indian Himalaya, after snow

Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) lived on the slopes opposite Josimath. I could watch them through binoculars from the balcony of my guest house.
Bad weather in December 2006 brought early snow to the mountains around Josimath. When the weather cleared, I could watch light moving across the mountainsides.

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Zhoen said...

I get the feeling this is much more vast than it looks.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, these were more or less foothills. Big mountains, yes, but not the true giants of the Himalaya. Nanda Devi, which just misses out on being one of the 8000 metre peaks, lies not far from here.