Wanderer Weekly #34 – Vale of Kashmir

It’s week 34 of the wandering hippie journey by “Stevie Wander” exactly fifty years ago.  This week we find him traveling in the Vale of Kashmir.  He spends a week in Srinagar living on a houseboat with a couple other guys.  Water everywhere—canals, lakes, rivers, locks.  Forests of greenery and mountain landscapes ring the horizon, while locals are nestled in the broad green valley of lakes and river.  Everyone seems to be selling something from their floating shops. The guys get stoned on hashish then decide to row out to Nagin Lake, they get lost in the lyrical river system as a dark night sky reveals an ocean of stars—row, row, row the boat, they eventually make it back home to their house boat.  Next day it’s a journey to climb up a mountain that juts up in the valley.  Come hear more about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the Vale of Kashmir, while on the Hippie Trail.

Stevie Wander

Co-author Steve Reifman celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ultimate hippy trail journey. His adventure, the inspiration for the book Wanderer co-written with F.T. Burke, took him across four continents through 26 countries in 1970-1971. Now, on the Golden Anniversary of his adventure, Steve Reifman – or “Stevie Wander,” as he likes to be called – tells the true tales behind the story.

Join Stevie on a weekly adventure, kicked off on September 30th, 2020. Click on this Playlist link to get introduced and catch up with all the adventurous clips in this Weekly Wanderer series.