Memories from a trip to the Kumaon Himalayas

Sunrise over the Humalayan ranges, as seen from Chaukori.

Sunrise over the Himalayan ranges, as seen from Chaukori.

While reorganising the images stored in my backup disks I stumbled upon these pictures from a long and leisurely road trip across the Kumaon Himalayas.



This was my first trip to the Himalayas with my new digital camera, the Canon EOS 10D. It was November 2003,  we were on a long leisurely trip across the Kumaon Himalayas and the weather was perfect for photography. We drove from Jaipur to Ranikhet, and then from there onwards to Chaukori and Munsiyari.  We did get some good images of the Himalayan and the Kumaoni landscapes. Just felt like sharing them 🙂 .

Nanda DeviNanda DeviNandakotNandakotPanchuliPanchuliShepherd's hutWinding PathRangesRangesRushing torrentFisherman at QwitySunriseSunriseSunrisePanchchuli Panorama


  1. Bindu Kapadia February 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi Somendra,
    Just superb images your name sounded familiar and after asking my daughter Nandita realised that it was you who guided us to Mr Dushyant Singhji of Dhami.Thanks it was a great trip and Dhami was also very interesting Nice courtious family.Nandita should have informed you but she remains busy in her work
    Your images reminded me of my treks and trips to Har ki Doon Pindari Glacier Kumauon–Chaukori,Munsiari,Narayan Ashram etc.It was so very nostalgic. But ofcourse they were long back.
    Please keep up the good work
    With best wishes

    • Somendra February 18, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Bindu,

      I am glad you had a good time at Dhami. I happened to meet Dushyant Singhji a few months after your visit. He was remembering you and Nandita very fondly.

      Good to know that you visited this blog. Keep in touch.

      Best regards,


  2. arvin February 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    hi! your love of hills is quite evident from numerous posts on your website. Some of the pictures clicked by you are superb! I love reading your post as I have penchant for Himalayas and the picture (along with wonderfully written details) just refreshes me. I can’t take the break frequently, but I surely can keep coming back to your website to read more… 🙂

    Its good to see new post on your website, do keep posting regularly!

    • Somendra February 18, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

      Thanks for the encouragement Arvin. Will try and post more regularly 🙂

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