Sar Di Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Sar Di valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Sar Di valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Trekking in the remote and inaccessible Sar Di valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Trekked along the Sar Di river on what the locals described as a ‘path’. It consisted of little more than a game trail which crossed raging rivers, treacherously slippery slabs, traversed cliff, over rocky riverbeds and up and down near vertical jungle slopes. You could not take a lazy step all day. Every step had to be carefully thought out. The locals of course just danced across it with their heavy loads. Be careful when you interpret local language because there might be a huge difference between their comfort zone and yours. That said, I can’t wait to go back and complete this amazing trek in what is one of the last Himalayan wildernesses.

“A journey neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our doorstep once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.” Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, f6.7, 90 sec, ISO 200

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