A lone hiker resting, on the Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek in Himachal Pradesh, India, near the Indo-Tibet border; one of the most remote places in India. – For this week’s photo challenge : Solitary
Living in a city and surrounded by people there is always a sense of companionship, which is comforting, but I still yearn for some solitude in a day to relax, rejuvenate and meditate. A solitary walk or a few moments of seclusion is different from living in seclusion. I felt the true meaning of being ‘Solitary’ while travelling to the greater Himalayas recently. The place is completely isolated and sheltered from city life, and the people still live with and at the mercy of nature. The area is cut-off from the rest of the world, there are no phone connections and the life of the people there hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years. While trekking through the massive barren mountains I realised how minuscule & solitary I was, in this desolate place where only nature rules.
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