A passage across India

Hiking in the Indian mountains is hard work, but there are some delicious reasons to keep going, writes Sinead Langford.

14th September, 2013
India offers spectacular views of some of the Himalayas' highest peaks. Photo: James McManus

Is there anywhere in India where people don't live? I knew that the country had the second-biggest population in the world, but having just descended from the snow-covered Kauri Pass (3,850 metres), I was still surprised to see a scantily-clad shepherd boy sitting on the lowest branch of a lonely tree staring out at the snow-capped peaks. After all, the nearest village was a day's walk away,

We had left our tents at 4am guided by...

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