India mirror site
This summer four of us-- David, Jayashree, Matt, and Minette--travelled and trekked through India's Himalayan "far north": the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the district of Ladakh (part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir). On this website we'll try to convey some of the remarkable people, art, and scenery--and the occasional plant and animal--that we saw on the trip. You will notice along the way how astonishingly different the neighboring regions of Himachal and Ladakh are, both in their mountains and in their people.
Part I: Kullu Valley
Part II: Chandrakani Pass and Malana trek
Part III: Manali - Leh highway
Part IV: Gompas
Part V: Hidden Valleys of Ladakh trek
Part VI: SECMOL
Part VII: Dalai Lama and departure
For those planning a trip to these regions, we have gathered on this page our favorite people, companies, and places to stay.