The Himalayan wolf is the oldest living wolf/dog species left on the planet. Last month I was fortunate enough to lead a wonderful group of young people on trek through this ancient, and likely soon to be extinct, wolfs hunting grounds in the Spiti Valley. We didn’t exactly spot any wolfs but we camped in clouds at just under 5000 meters, laughed with the locals of Spiti’s highland villages, built a greenhouse so a local monastery can have fresh vegetables in the winter and still found time to practice some yoga.
This is Amar, he was the local that accompanied us for the week. After I showed him this photo he said “I look like terrorist” and we had a good laugh about it
Our Master Chef for the week. This guy made the best chow mien I have ever had
Rohit, a mountaineering guide from a neighboring state who joined us on the trek. He has an incredible knowledge of American pop culture an British humor. It is interesting to meet someone from a different country who knows more about your countries pop culture than you do.
See that lovely pile of yak, cow and donkey dung in the bottom right corner of this photo? Thats what the fire is made from. Its sustainable and smells great.
Rohit looks down on the village of Demul
The Spiti Valley from a 15,000 foot view point that took about 6 hours to get to.