DAILY PHOTO: Mountain Shrine in the Himalayas

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

 

These cairn-centered shrines are common along the trails in Himachal Pradesh. They often have unique little items left by travelers making puja. This one happens to be located on a ridge that offers a spectacular panoramic view.

 

The same ridge line, further on.

The same ridge line, further on.

A couple of guides at the same shrine

A couple of guides at the same shrine

 

DAILY PHOTO: Mountain Shrines

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

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DAILY PHOTO: Rocky Ridgeline

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu District

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu District

DAILY PHOTO: Himalayan Valley

Taken in June of 2015 in the Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in June of 2015 in the Great Himalayan National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Mountain Scene

Taken in June of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in June of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Snow Pockets

Taken on June 10, 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

Taken on June 10, 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

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Most of the snow that we saw during our trek last month was well above us, but we did have one day in which we had to cross through pockets of snow many times as we rounded a mountain at about 4,000 meters.

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DAILY PHOTO: Shimla Rooftop View Featuring Ram Mandir

Taken on June 24, 2015 in Shimla

Taken on June 24, 2015 in Shimla

Ram Mandir is the Hindu temple to the left of the frame.