On Top Of The Hill There Is Snow and a Thrill

    This is my story of Triund which you can read in full on this website in Latvian. Google translator is a tool to have at least some clue what's going on there. On the opposite or in addition to that story here we have a visual documentation of these events. I'd be really glad to upload some videos on YouTube but believe me it's pretty impossible here due to international-extreme-freestyle internet connection. 

Tofu Egg Thukpa at Peace Cafe. I'd be lying saying that this is the best place to have it but I'd be lying if not mentioning that it goes in my top 3 for sho. I walked in there the other day and there were bunch of local middle aged tibettans discussing something wildly. That's the place to get a real tibetan feel, despite indian labour exploitation which they actually don't have in Momo cafe, it's a truly tibetan place. But yeah, Indians work for Tibetans. I don't want to really comment on this, cause you have to go into really deep discussion but to put it simple is that it's so obvious their minds are becoming more and more business driven. I was speechless when I heard The Nationals on the speakers in Moonpeak cafe and was shocked even more to hear Iron and Wine a couple days after when I was chasing internet in this town, which was down after another session of thunders and lightnings.

Now the Tibetan Westernization goes even further. The guy in sunglasses is a Barrista and was showing his portfolio in pictures. "This is one of my girlfriends", he added about the photo amidst really good pictures of even better drawings in cups. Life ain't bad or I am totally confused otherwise. 

Before the monkey attack on my way to Triund. 

This is something that reminded me that I am going to New Zealand after this and made me even happier. 

After monkey attack. Army of 20 gray monkeys with black faces, very beautiful ones started jumping over my head when I walked through this rhododendron alley.

Dusty Wolf Eagle circling above my head thinking monkeys would have killed me and was coming either to rescue me or have a delicious meal! What do you think?

Now that's where I'm heading and you can see a famous cafe which is about halfway to Triund. 

Even on the altitude of 2500 m monks are communicating with outer world. Where's my mobile I have long forgotten, I use it as an alarm though so other functions are excluded from my perception of this device. 

Snow. Houses. And the back of the mountain that goes into emptiness. 

Vietnamese and South Korean nun's first snow experience. It's so exciting watching being so happy about something we usually take for granted. 

Walking in the snow while drying shoes and socks brought up the nostalgic feeling about sauna. 


Well, yes, it's a store where you can buy food, drinks and probably everything else in the world if you wanted to, cause the only world you can get there is that peak. Love it or leave it.

Future home. Can be a recording studio too. 

India Rocks. I saw this one advert once in a skateboarding magazine where there was a trick on a rock and the slogan was "Skating Rocks".

This rock above looked like it was part of some bigger structure once. Nicely shaped and humangus in size. 

Into The Wild. Staring at the wall never been as pleasant and deep.

Vans, now I know what they are legendary for. Their endurance and life saving features. I cut the path to Triund thinking it would be faster and ended up crawling on my all four for twenty meters equally distributing wight on all four limbs. If you look back at the photo with three rooftops you can see the distance in the bottom right I had to measure true alpinist style. The snow condition was bad, it was still a thick layer but with water running underneath so every time you put a full weight on one foot, it slipped together with a good chunk of snow. 

Free Refill.  I tried to melt some snow in a plastic bottle. Despite the heat it took hours and eventually I found this before drying out completely.

After taking rest and eating a healthy peanut-butter sandwich that I brought from home I decided to take an alternate path back. Narrow pathway was curving right on the rocky spine. Breathtaking views. No joke. 

This photo below looks like I'm in Tahiti surfing Teahupoo, which I probably never will have neither guts nor skills to do. Think of ocean somewhere near and put more green to it and it will do it. At least judging from photos and what I've seen in videos. 

I got lost three times on the way back. I crossed multiple dimensions till I reached a place located a couple centuries back in time. Indian family was having a picnic there and invited me for a dinner. I honestly couldn't resist and sat down to empty a couple of plates with rice and most delicious sabji. 

I had no idea where were all the males belonging to this family but I was encircled with women of different age and went on a crazy photo sessions.  Had to erase a couple of videos just to empty up some space for this brilliant opportunity.

It wasn't enough of having pointed a direction to the right path and I got lost again for another couple times. Well this time I couldn't blame it on anything but my foolishness and the beauty of the flowers, trees and valleys. 

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