The wildflower trailAfter a spell of showers, at Meme Pokhari, an enchanting world of wildflowers and green meadows await.
A blissful morning
The highs and lows of life, rain and rainbows, sun and shade, mountains and their reflections. I had no idea it would look this surreal when I opened the tent and looked outside--rubbing my eyes with amusement. It was a beautiful moment of not knowing what to do next, whether to enjoy the view in the now or to capture it forever in my camera. All the time in the world was not relevant. I just sat there watching the sun rise first above the snow capped high mountain peaks and then rest slowly on the pond beside our tent. Wildflowers came to life with the warm light and so did we, all the highs and lows were worth it.
Taking a walk around Meme Pokhari
After the rains had come and gone, we were blessed with a short window of perfect weather. Mountains were shining with warm lights, blue sky and colourful wildflowers danced to the tunes of the cold winds. We walked around Meme Pokhari, in awe of everything that was alive around us.
Around Khambachen, Kanchenjunga
I remember locals showing us this spot telling us that it's the place where you will find a phone network when the weather's clear. We headed to the spot, reached the point after half an hour of walking through the bushes. The rain had just stopped and as a result wildflowers were there--nodding away in the light breeze, as though waiting for us.
To Nupchupokhari, Kanchenjunga
For as long as I can, when the rain pours and the grass goes green and the wildflowers are in full bloom, I will head north. There is this beautiful feeling you get as you traverse through the high and lows and everything in-between, chasing the wildflowers that grow in the nooks and crannies up north. You feel a magic in the air when you see them--over the hills, dancing nearby streams and small lakes, in the shadow of gigantic mountains. To see them, touch them, feel them and to understand that they all are so different, in colour, shape and size, and yet the same, is meditative.
Kori wildflowers and an abandoned hut
In the highlands of Kori, the clouds are beneath you and everywhere you look you see pretty wildflowers.
A surreal reflection in Kori
Enjoyed the wildflowers? Now turn the paper upside down and look at the photo again. I was screaming with happiness with my friend when I took this shot. The day was clear when I took this shot and we had Annapurnas and Lamjung mountain standing tall in front of us, their reflection perfectly still in a pool of clear rain water. I composed the shot framing only the wildflowers, their reflection and the reflection of the mountains.