Running Time:

74 min

Release Date:

October 2004

Recording Location:

The Himalaya

The Himalaya - Abode of the Gods . Be inspired in this spectacular landscape of steep valleys, high meadows, mountain streams and ancient forests of oak and rhododendron

Bulbulls call cheerily as we begin our journey, ascending through hill villages. The roar of distant streams echoes across the valleys. We then enter dense oak forests - a hidden world of majestic trees hung with epiphytic mosses. Under their shady leaves, a myriad of small birds call and flutter about; Yuhinas, Sibias, Fulvetas and Laughing Thrushes.

Crossing clear mountain streams, we finally arrive at a high meadow among colourful rhododendron bushes. The calls of upland birds hang in the frosty air - birdsong at the roof of the world.

Audio sample of this album


Ascending Through Hill Villages (featuring Himalayan Bulbuls)



Himalayan Dawn



White-throated Laughingthrushes



Approaching Oak Forest



The High Forests



Himalayan Stream



The Karka Meadow



Alive with Wings



Among Oak and Rhododendron



The Homeward Trail


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