Today’s story describes about some of our experiences in Aali Bugyal

Article 26 of “Story of the Day” Series.

Story of the day-Blog 26- Aali Bugyal How majestic can you be.


Camera: Canon 550D

Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8

Shutter speed: 1/160 Sec

f-stop: f/9

ISO: 100

Aperture Priority

Evaluative Metering.


In case you didn’t notice, that speck of Blue in the bottom left hand side of the image is our Tent. Also if you missed reading the EXIF, this shot was taken with my 100mm (160mm Equivalent) lens. Camping alone on Bugyals like these, seems like a dream doesn’t it? While everyone was going towards Roopkund and Bedni Bugyal, we camped here all alone, having all this to no one but ourselves.

I have Goosebumps all over my body, as I imagine this experience and put it to words. Can still feel the chilly air on my face. Also the arresting view of mighty Trishul and Nandaghunti towering above our tent in the distance. How vividly we remember being afraid on this night, all alone on this expanse. I still remember how wet our tent was in the morning (dew), how painfully numb our hands were, while we folded our tent.

I can also remember, we being famished because we had eaten nothing but packed Chapatis for 4 days in a row. How can i forget an angel of a guy who offered us free food for the night. The first proper food we had in 4 days. How lovingly he served us and did not expect anything else in return.  Experiences like these, make me fall in love with Himalayas over and over again.

Anyways coming to the Image, in this image I wanted to highlight how majestic our landscape was, and how miniscule we were in comparison. Also the blue looks so beautiful in contrast to the green all over. The cloud cover interplaying with light, and the experience mentioned above makes this image so, so special to me. Also, I hope you did notice those Black and white specks beyond our tent, those are cattle who graze the pastures day and night.


That’s it for the day, end of Blog 26

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