Trek to Shashur: The Monastery amidst the Blue Pines

The valley around Keylong, and in fact the entire Lahaul was at its fecund best during June and July. In fact it was so fecund that I almost found it erotic. The days were long and the colours were popping out of the landscape. So, this post is not only an account of a solitary trek to Shahsur but a love letter to Lahaul.

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Kibber: My First Encounter with Acute Mountain Sickness

So, the car started soon and rushed past the famous Key Monastery in no time. But as it did so, I was beginning to feel a little awkward, so much so that I was not longer enjoying the marvellous landscapes unfurling in front of my eyes, nor did I feel like taking photographs.

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