thetravelingstach
Himalayan Nights - Sangla, Himachal Pradesh, India: We stayed in the valley of the inner Himalayan Mountains at an encampment run by Kinner Camps. The light pollution here was near zero and I stayed up a good part of the night trying to capture this sky. At just over 9000 feet, the moon looks more crisp, the sky more clear. It may be somewhat of a placebo effect, but it feels that way. I would argue, however, that this picture is evidence of this. On some nights, sounds of instruments, metal clashing, the beat of drums, would float across the river from the neighboring monastery, floating off into the distance as they moved. The inside of the tents were adorned with beautiful red paisley fabrics that draped across the ceilings and walls. A wonderful place to call home.