Himalayan Autumn Colours

My last travel persuaded me to move back to coloured photos. Between 8 and 14 November, I trekked to Sandakphu and Phalut – west of Darjeeling, next to India-Nepal border. I discovered this is a beautiful time to visit this part of the Himalayas. Autumn colours were all around us. Diwali fell on one of our trekking days and there were more colours than usual on display in the places we visited. For me, splashes of colours in children and grown-ups in brightly coloured clothes against cold drab weather, different shades of green of different forms of vegetation, often clear blue sky with sometimes grey clouds, occasional frost, colourful houses and other structures, and sunrises made the journey truly enchanting.