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Photo story on Upper Mustang the Forbidden Kingdom
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Photo story: Upper Mustang the Forbidden Kingdom

Upper Mustang is a dry river valley exist near the Annapurna Circuit in the rain shadow region of the Himalayas. In the past, this valley was a “Forbidden kingdom” within Nepal. Due to decades of segregation from the world, it matured its own heritage and custom, which closely similar to Tibetan lifestyle.

Photo story by Pijush Roychowdhury

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Great Lakes Trek in Kashmir

Untold Kashmir: Trekking to the Great Lakes (Part I)

On this trek, our first campsite was at Shitkadi. We could see Sonamarg from up there. The meadow of gold is an alpine valley, perched on the bank of Sindh River, about 75 km from Srinagar. Sindh is the largest tributary of the Jhelum River, born in the upper western Tibet valley at Mansarovar Lake.

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flamingoes of Lake Nakuru

The Flirting Flamingos of Lake Nakuru

Suddenly, from out of nowhere, a flock of pink colored children of God made a dash and descended the stairs of heaven, landed, and settled into the waters of the lake. It was a welcome surprise for us. They were in noisy rejoiceful honking, and we were astounded by the elegance of their feathers.

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