caravan of pack mules on the steps of the yamunotri trail (india)

Caravan of pack mules on the Yamunotri trail (India)

Yamunotri can only be reached by a 8 Km foot trail, so all the supply are hauled up using caravans of pack mules.­

Here, the caravan returns (with no load) to the nearby village of Janki Chatti.­

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Trekking Path to Yamunotri Dham, Beef, Uttarakhand 249141, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

Photos taken at Yamunotri and on the Yamunotri trail (India)

The Yamuna is the largest tributary river of the Ganges.­ It meets the Ganges at the Sangam near Allahabad, site of the largest human gathering on Earth, the Hindu Kumbh Mela festival.­

High in the Yamuna valley, Yamunotri is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination.­

For more info, go to:
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yamunotri
- en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yamuna