Snow Capped Peaks

After inaugurating the preschool and finishing up my work I ascended into the cool of the Uttarakhand mountains. We walked through lush forests and alpine meadows, had chai with shepards and visited the worlds highest Shiva temple. A few days experiencing village life in Sari allowed me to witness the construction of a new house in dry stone. The intricate dry stone construction keeps interiors warm in winter, cool in summer and sits imbedded in its landscape. It takes a long time to construct using this method, so many people are changing to faster structures built of concrete and prefabricated blocks and bricks.