Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011 - Day 4 - Rest, Trekking, Camping, Music & Dance at Kullu Sarhan

After continuous riding for last three days, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!


Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of clothes..

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Folks having fun in pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Laundry time... It was best time to clean clothes for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and clothes during noon time...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

While not dive into the stream and have some fun....

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...

After continuous riding for last three years, it was time to relax and enjoy a complete day at wonderful place called Kullu Sarahan. If you are not aware of Kullu Sarahan, I would recommend to check out the PHOTO JOURNEY of this wonderful village @ SARAHAN and then continue this one...Our camping site was ground of government school at Kullu Sarahan. This school is located in the middle of a huge ground surrounded by snow covered peaks of Shrikhand mountain range...Day started with bright sunlight and temperature started increasing and soon after we started feeling like summers :) ... During evenings, it was quite cold and one had to wear at least three layers of cloths..Folks having fun is pure sunlight in Himalayas... Fresh air with pleasant warmth of morning sunlight... btw, Arjun on left was running to get clicked in this frame :) ... There were these four huge trees at beginning of the village... Can you guess the height of these trees?Laundry time... It was best time to clean cloths for upcoming four days and make sure that health of cycles was good.... And in fact this day was must for all the riders as they were much tired during last three days... Organizers made their best efforts to choose the toughest route, but riders had to ride through that :)Cycle wash near one of the water-stream at Kullu Sarahan.. There were lots of water streams around Sarahan ground and chilled water was flowing through all these... That's why all of these riders preferred to clean cycles and cloths during noon time...Whole environment around Sarahan village was awesome and I can't explain that in words... cattle all around the lush green ground, people having sunbath with no rush in life, birds flying around the water streams, wonderful views of waterfalls on nearby mountains, ladies going towards fileds, children playing cricket in ground and some of them sitting in classes :)Most of the children had school on that day although they also wanted to interact with riders, who were roaming all around ...I don't know the name of this particular container which is mostly used in hills... People carry this while they go their fields or orchards and mainly used to bring things home... Grass, Apples, firewood etc...btw, what's going on here... I have heard, this is not legal and still these guys  trying to make something here... Basically these folks are actors and asked to act like this and they did it very well... Mr. Rohit Sharma has worked in many bollywood movies while Kshitiz has just joined this acting school...Last year we had seen lot of fields with crops of charas but this year there was nothing as Police had destroyed everything... But unfortunately that was one of the main source of income for these people...Some of the folks from our camp started climbing towards two beautiful waterfalls which were visible form Camp-site...  Chris, Hema and Ekta were enjoying this trek while I was tired even after this climb of 1 kilometer... At times I thought of quitting but my PHOTO JOURNEY would have been incomplete without that :)Fresh Himalayan Herbs with nice fragrance...Kshitiz had decided to know what exactly happens after rubbing these herbs on hands... He did it  but finally washed his hands with chilled water of water stream flowing along our path...Few more folks joined in... Some specific people were very happy to meet :) Can smile be a parameter to understand the level of happiness ???While we saw this bridge, we stopped for a while to evaluate a process to cross it... Some of us were even thinking of putting off the shoes and go through water... Suddenly a lady came from other side and crossed this bridge in few seconds :) ... Although this was not very difficult but some of the budhijivi's made it difficult :) ...Here is a view of one of the waterfalls.. This one was not approachable as their was no defined path and one had to cross through a dense forest and some water-streams with high pressure... anyway, this waterfall was never our goal :) ... We moved ahead and suddenly heard some sounds from hills upward... One group was coming back and it seemed that waterfall was just 2 kilometers away ...A view of second waterfall where we all intended to go...Some interesting trees on the way from Sarahan village to nearby waterfalls...Hema posing with Himachali dhatu on her head...Three girl-trekkers of the gang who accomplished this mission of reaching second waterfall of Kullu Sarahan :) - Mona, Hema and Ekta !!!Finally we reached near this beautiful waterfall... Mr. Rohit Sharma, Hema and Chris posing in front this waterfall @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!All of us had refreshing bath in chilling water of this waterfall and some of us started shivering like hell... But still, everyone enjoyed this trek, bath and some other activities which can't be disclosed...  Some of the engineers also constructed a dam near this waterfall and name was given as 'DAMFOOL' ... this FOOL is FULL actually... Dam which was full of water... what a logical name it was... Credit goes to Rohit and company !!!After a final glance at this waterfall we started moving down and everyone was hungry by this time... Although lunch time was over but still we had some hope to get something to eat...Folks standing on same bridge while coming back and some of the crazy bike riders crossed it with bikes while riding...Don't know the exact name, but something similar to mushrooms which was grown on top of an old wooden block... I found it interesting and had a quick shot...Villages love their cattle like their family members and take proper care... Some of the folks in village sell milk in market nearby... nearest market was Baghipul which was 13 kilometer from this village and there was not a single bus to this village... So I was wondering how these folks would have been carrying milk everyday and how much time they would spend in a day in to n fro...This lady was carrying grass for goats at home... Daily routine of these villagers roam around going to fields to take care of crops and bring back some grass for cattle... Apart from that arranging firewood etc...Here is a photograph clicked near one of the water stream overlooking surrounding mountains of Shrikhand mountain range...Here was a best opportunity to wash all the vehicles and a Mahindra Thar enjoying bath in water stream of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!While not dive into the stream and have some fun....Ohh.. How can I miss these :) ... Our washrooms :) .... Don't think much... this was just a place for hand wash.. There were proper washroom created of tents in cube shape... Probably I will share a photograph during this series of PHOTO JOURNEYs...It was best time to make sure that bikes are good for next 4 days and in case required, repair them ... I think most of the riders washed their bikes and checked them properly during this break at Kullu Sarahan... And I am not sure if I shared or not, but most of the bikers were skilled enough to handle minor faults in their bikes...Chris reassembling his bike after complete checkup !The worst part of this stay was spreading waste all around.. Although most of the Marshals were disciplined but still I saw many beer bottles lying in nearby water stream and village kids were picking them from chilled water for selling them for 1 Rs each...I am not sure what Nirjala was doing with her Tyre...Bam Bam Bhole... Although real stuff is not there in photograph but matchbox lying on the rock is proof of something around this place...Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!

Other folks also having some Prashad with Baba ji @ Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh !!!


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels. 

 
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After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!




After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!






After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!


After wonderful stay at Kullu Sarahan, it was time to move ahead with new challenges. This was a long day for us due to lot many reasons... Let's have this PHOTO JOURNEY of first half of Day-5 during Mountain Terrain Biking, Himachal Pradesh 2011...Journey started through lovely landscapes and Apple Orchards... This was a steep downhill till Baghipul... This road was very rough and turns were really dangerous.First stage started from Sarahan School and finished at Baghipul junction. Then there was free ride till water junction and had to start second stage of 5th day during MTB Himachal 2011.Media folks settled inside various fields of chalai and Apple orchards to have some creative video shots... Here Mr. Rohit waiting for a rider to come ...After few second all of them suddenly crossed us and many of us were busy in settling cameras...This day we walked for approximately 4 kilometers to try various shots at different places. While reached near our car, we got to know that it's tyre has come out and need to get in touch with mechanics. Without giving second thought, we kept clicking till the point we could catch riders...Here Mr. Padam Subba, captain of Nepal team !!!Some of the villagers came up to the road for seeing all these cycle riders and some of them stopped our cars to let us know that Himachal Government is ignoring this region and requested to bring it to their notice that only bus to these villages has stopped coming. It was really strange to hear that only bus on this stretch of 13 kilometers had stopped coming.One of the MTB Himachal rider crossing chalai fields on the way to Baghipul from Kullu-Sarahan... The yellow crop in the background is called Chalai. This particular thing is considered as a good stuff for keeping the body warm. This region gets snow early during the winters and it's important to have such crops.Mr. Andre, champion of MTB Himachal 2010 masters... Unfortunately his bike skit over a stone and he got injured and couldn't continue. This happened during stage one only, between Sarahan to Baghipul. He was leading masters till this point.A framer going to his fields with all the equipments for plowing and stopped on roadside to see these riding flying at their village.Since our car had left ahead as it needed some service, we had to catch another car of some official. After some shots near a small village on the way, we stopped one of the official car and came down to Baghipul. One of the other rider was fixing the Tyre of his bike on the way... During MTB Himachal, some mechanics remain on the terrain but many times riders have to fix the minor problems to avoid the time lapse due to locating a mechanic and getting the problem fixed by him.MTB Rider crossing through an apple orchard near Baghipul. This whole areas has lots of apples orchards. and most of the families around these villages are dependent on agriculture only. After reaching Baghipul, we got to know that our car will be fixed in next 1 hour.Rather than waiting for an hour in car or around Baghipul market, we thought of going towards Shrikhand river and have bath in chilled water. Sunlight was our hope to have  a bath in this chilled water coming from snow covered Shrikhand mountain range.These were some of the wonderful moments of MTB Himachal... More Photographs of the event to come... So keep watching this place and get in touch at VJ@travellingcamera in case of more information about this event !!!



Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


 
Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.

Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Final day of 'Mountain Terrain Biking Himachal 2011' started from Dhomri, which is one of the popular places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh. It's near to Narkanda and nice place surrounded by high cedars. Temperature was very low in the morning and day was bit lazy as compared to other 7 days...As you can see, sun has started touching camping ground but still many folks are inside the tents. Narkanda is nearby market and some of the folks wanted to have nice tea, which was obviously not available at camps :) ... During this time I was alone as my gang was also in market to have some snacks and morning tea...After leaving Dhomri, we followed main highway to reach the starting point of only stage of 8th day. On final day, there was only single stage and it was same as that of starting stage of MTB 2010/2011. Since we had to go via main highway, the roads were jammed due to some political rally. Actually we crossed starting point and thought of entering into the stage from the other end as Final Flying finish was more important... After fighting with traffic at Dhali, we reached Mashobara and had to wait for some time. During that time we visited one of the resort there, to meet one of the friends.Soon after we heard some noise in air and reached back at flying finish point.Above photograph shows the winner literally flying on top of Finish line of MTB Himachal 2011. Now I know, why they call it flying finish. This was the first group to hit the flying finish on final day.Most of the riders were happy with mixed emotions about this whole race and others had already started thinking about offices. Anyway, everyone was now more involved in activities like - Photo-shoots, email/cell-number exchanges etc. Everyone wanted to be in touch with others and photographs were best way for keeping these memories alive.Here is another troop with two folks who broke their arms on the way of MTB Himachal 2011. Mr. Andre, on extreme right, was winner of MTB Himachal 2010 Masters. Since he had to quit this time, Amitabh won this time. Amitabh is second person from left, who won Masters of MTB Himachal 2011.Few more folks joined in ... Mr Rohit making them cheer :)MTB team was mostly worried about their banners and branding posters, which are important to have money :) ... So here is one photograph with MTB 2011 banner. This was the time when every rider just wanted to reach at their Hotels in Shimla. Everyone wanted to have some rest now...Finally everyone started the free ride from Mashobara to Ridge through Sajauli and IGMC. This photograph was clicked where Mashobara road hits main highway again.Now all of them needed to ride in high traffic areas, markets... and this one is at Dhali !!! I was on a motorbike and scared of the situation when 100 odd riders were on the road and the traffic was not very disciplined. This is one of the very difficult problem on hills and dangerous as well.Rider crossing Saljauli Market... From Sanjauli Chowk, we had to move towards Indira Gandhi Medical College, which leads to Lakkar Bazar and then Ridge. On reaching Ridge, plan was to have a quick ceremony to announce winners and exposure to media.But Marshal who were guiding this group got a signal from Ridge that preparations are slow and they need more time. Now, it was their headache to manage the delay :) ... So many times these riders were stopped on the way, to make sure that we reach just in time. Although many folks were annoyed...After a break we again started. This shot was taken near Shimla College which comes on the way from Sanjauli to Ridge. This was a wonderful road and there was a time when people used to rent out a cycle from lakkar Bazar to have a round till Sanjauli chowk and come back. Now cycles on rent are not available, but people still prefer to walk on this road.Anyway, this kafila was about to reach IGMC and everyone stopped. And this was final halt of 45 minutes because preparation on ridge were not done. But for of the folks it a good opportunity to show some cycle stunts on wide roads of Shimla.And why motorbikes should stay behind !!! Aneesh also tried some stunts, but still riders wanted to move towards Ridge and wanted to have some rest at their hotels.


Please keep in mind that I was not a rider in this event and can't comment anything about the difficulty level of these stretches... If I have mentioned anything about the same, that's my personal opinion and feel free to correct me...

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To know more about this event, I can be reached at VJ@travellingcamera.com


3 comments:

GeetS said...

nice pics .. adventurous trip wow!

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Rahul said...

Prolific and detailed articulation of a journey...admirable work...

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks GeetS & Rahul !!!

Lot more photographs from this event are yet to come ...

Keep watching...

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