Friday, July 22, 2011

Rishikesh Himalayan Trek

With all paperwork and health checks AOK and having four days to spare before we fly home, we decided to take the little ones up to Rishikesh at the gate of the Himalayas. We stayed at the Himalayan Hideaway and good to get fresh air and escape the delhi pollution. Here are some shots from the girls first (and ours) Himalayan adventure on the ganges!

Tomorrow we have arrange a naming ceremony and blessing on/in the ganges with a Swamee, so pics coming up!

S+P xxxx
check out the pollution (this is at Delhi Railway Station)!
Sam and the porters.
Giving the babies a feed on the train.
Pilgrims from all over India coming together for Holy Festival at Rishikesh!
Sam feeding Ruby on the go!
The Himalayan Hideaway  (looks inviting!!!)
Our home for the next four days, this place has the most amazing food!
View of the Ganges from our balcony! The river is 15 metres deep and has a very strong current especially in Monsoon period.
Balcony
Balcony
Our cottage

Girls having a snooze and enjoying the Monsoon Rains pelting on the roof!
Sam, the girls and I at the start of our little Ganges Trek 
Beautiful Bridge over the Ganges River
Sam with our Guide 
Himalayan Ambulance, (four men and a bed frame),the kid had a broken leg.
Altitude increasing 2 hours in and getting puffed.
Sam with some kids from the mountain top village
Nearly back to the Bridge were we started.



7 comments:

  1. The pictures are amazing! You are braver than me trekking around with the babies. Good on you both. Looks like you are having lots of fun and parenthood is coming easy.

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  2. These pictures will be incredible to show your girls in about 10 years! Rishikesh is one of our favorite places to go in India. I'm so glad you could make it there,

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  3. Where in Rishikesh was that gorgeous villa?

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  4. the Himalayas, home of the snow, is the most impressive system of mountains on the earth, and for centuries the setting for epic feats of exploration and mountain climbing / treks.

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