Abandoned Himalayan villages of Johar Valley for BBC

After the Sino-Indian war of 1962, a remote valley of Uttarakhand was abandoned and so was the ancient silk route to Tibet.
Read more about it in my latest photo story.

Special thanks to Ellie Cobb and Anne Banas for refining it.


  • Dr. Anil Gupta

    I am speechless Mr. Khagta.Splendid pics. Just out of this world. Extraordinary Pics- as always.

  • Divya Thakur

    Great work as always ?

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  • Following your website for quite a while now, like the short, crisp and informative articles you write. Wish you could write more of these. Good luck

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Thanks a lot Parth! I am still learning how to write. Do subscribe for more pictures in future.

  • sara mora moraes pessoa begonha

    Hey, how can i get into Johar Valley? I don-t find anything in Lonely planet.
    Thanks, love your work.

  • Himanshu Khagta

    Hi Sara!
    Thanks a lot.
    It won’t be on Lonely Planet, its not that famous among tourists, you need to get to Munsiyari and walk from there. Also, you need permits that can be arranged by some travel agent there.

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