Bathing in Mountain River, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas

Bathing in a Mountain River, Nanda Devi Raj Jat, Garwhal Himalayas

At dawn on the final day of the three week Royal Pilgrimage the devout wash in the icy waters of a fast running river before ascending to their ultimate destination, Homkund, a desolate spot beneath the massive walls of rock and ice at the foot of Mount Trishul.

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