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Sari Pass

End of the Lug valley leading up to the Sari Pass. Lost the trail over here and was forced to take a U turn

Crystal

Crystal found in the higher altitude mountains near the Sari pass (3735m) connecting Barot and Lug valleys in Himachal. A crystal is a solid material whose atoms, molecules are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure recognized by their shape, consisting of flat faces with sharp angles

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Kadaun

Narrow trail along the steep Lug valley slopes towards Kadaun village at the base of the Bhuvu pass

Shalang

The small hamlet of Shalang built high above the river overlooking the Lug valley

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Gramang

Kids from Gramang village giving me company on the way from Shalang to Kadaun in Lug valley

Wet Grinder

Hydro powered grinder in the village of Gramang

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Hamlets

The Lug valley is dotted with numerous small hamlets on both sides where houses are built with traditional materials of wood and stones