Diary

The Mountain Walker Diaries: Sutlej Through Nichar

Nichar, Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 7 July 2017, 1140 hours

We have been stopping all along the way, and looking at the mountains and the Sutlej. But here we are now, standing right over and I have to say it is ‘The’ Sutlej, and it is exciting, scary, and mesmerising all at the same time.

This is one raging river, and standing on the edge of this precipice, I am mindful of keeping my eye and feet firmly away from the absolute edge, because just the sound of that river is enough to knock you off balance.

Nichar is a tehsil in Kinnaur and we are about to get to Karcham from where we will follow the Baspa River to to Sangla.

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