A few more days till my next India Trip

June 21, 2014 at 14:50

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This is where i want to go – back to the Indian mountains

How to spend Summer?

Since i had to cut my winter trip 5 weeks short i got here to early. Than i did my eBay thing and sold comics. A week at Majorca and 10 days in Switzerland. And now another week in France. Since i have to wait till fall for the second round of eBay i have enough time. BUT Joga has his birthday party at September 13. And that does fuck up everything. Since we wanted to go and hike a few days at the end of September i can not go to Greece than. So lets see – 2 weeks in October? And i do not want to fly so far for only 4-6 weeks. So in the end i decided to try to get to Leh again. The last few times the roads where still closed or flooded and bridges gone. I have my flight from July 15 to September 11. If you are somewhere over there lets connect and meet!

So after filling out the very very loooong visa form i was able to get all the information together and did mail the passport.

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On the web site they tell you it takes up to 4 weeks so you better get the visa before the flight. Guess what – the passport was back in 8 days including one public holiday!

From Dehli i have a connection flight to Amritsar at noon. Will go Couchsurfing at a more than 300 year old red brick fort. It was built by his family that came over the mountains from what is now known as Pakistan. They did settle there and build the family home. Mr. Singh converted it into a hotel with 2 pools and a few rooms. He has his horses there and the food in the canteen is organic from his own fields.

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I will stay again with Mr. Singh – my great host from last time in Amritsar!

Amrizar India 2012
Last time i had the room behind the pool where the door is open

Looking forward to chill there for 5 days before it goes towards the mountains.

Golden Temple India 2012
Will visit the Golden Temple again. No visit to Amrizar would be complete without it.

Than it is off to Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. Up the Nubra Valley and than toward Spiti Valley – lets see how much time is left after that!

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I might stop in Kalga to visit friends?

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Looks like somewhere in Europe does it?

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I might go to Pin Valley again

Dhankar Gompa India 2012
Visit Dhankar Gompa again – the building on the top left. It is one of the 100 most endangered sites in the world.

Demul India 2012
See what is left from Demul

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Stay again with them in Komic


Stop over for a night in Langza

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Fresh prepared meal for me at the place in Langza

I really look forward to see the mountains again and experience the great hospitality of the mountain people!

Last week of my India trip in Kalga, Himachal Pradesh

June 19, 2012 at 09:35

After a few days in Kasol i did meet Lari Fari, Kait and George in the morning and we went to Brama Mama House in Kalga together. Kalga is one of the last villages in the Parvati Valley if you go upstream on the right of the river. Up on the mountain – no street so no car or motorbike and that means no noise which is hard to find in India. A little paradise before the world ends – more or less. Perfect to spend my last week of my India trip here in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh.
There are a few guys that bake bread or make jam. One only has to find them. Lots of apple trees and small fields. A few places where you can stay and get good food.

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Walking in Kalga

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Morning at Brahma Mama

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Trip to the next village – i like the roofs

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Hmmmm

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To funny!

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A trip to the holy hot springs

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Vamos!