Hundreds of Indians climb 14,000 feet to visit sacred Himalayan cave.
GV. Pilgrims climbing the lower slopes of the Himalayas after leaving Chandanwari. GV. The pilgrims, some on horseback, & SV. GV. The pilgrims with snow covered mountains in background. SV. Pilgrims climbing the difficult loop on their trek to the Pissoo Ghati. SCU. Women climbers. GV. The pilgrims making their way up Pissoo Ghati. SV. Exhausted pilgrims resting at the top of Pissoo Ghati. GV. Waterfall, & SV. GV. The lake at Sheeshnag. CU. Wording written on rock "Sheeshnag Height 12,000 ft." GV. The pilgrims encampment at Sheeshnag. SV. Woman doctor examining a man. GV. Priest sitting under large white umbrella with the Charri believed to be Shiva's standard. SCU. Priest blessing woman. SV. Group of Sadhus (holy men), one is cooking a large pan of rice. SCU. Two aged Sadhus. GV. The pilgrimage on the move, & SV. CU. Sign "Don't lose your breath you are nearing the top". GV. The pilgrims nearing the cave Amarnath, & SV. GV. Part of the mountain in which the cave is. GV. Looking out from the cave, crowds of pilgrims who cannot get in. GV. Masses of pilgrims inside the cave. GV. Interior of cave with pilgrims placing their offerings to Shiva. SV. The pilgrims inside the cave. GV. From inside cave, mountain slopes.