The common wisdom says that multi-day camping treks in the Himalayas are best done in any season but the monsoon. But common wisdom says a lot of things that I've chosen to ignore throughout my life and travels. Mountainsides covered in wildflowers, brooding skies, enveloping mist and the occasional, exciting valley views when the clouds parted encouraged me along the four-day Naggar to Malana trek in India's Himachal Pradesh.
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Elen Turner is a Kathmandu-based writer and editor, with plans to divide her time between Nepal and India. She's into good literature, street art, white-water rafting and pretty Indian textiles. Her personal blog focuses on travel in South Asia: www.wildernessmetropolis.com