Category: Trek Story

HAMPTA PASS – THE PASS TO HEAVEN

HAMPTA PASS – THE PASS TO HEAVEN

If you would like to experience monsoon at its best, Hampta pass trek in Himalayas is the best place to be at. Stream crossings, beautiful forest trails, challenging and thrilling rocky trails, waterfall crossings, frozen glaciers, super chilled river crossings, Camp sites(covered with fog) which are near to waterfalls and river,Snow covered Rohtang Pass, ChandraTaal…

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IS IT WORTH VISITING-MUNSIARI

IS IT WORTH VISITING-MUNSIARI

The start of Pre winter always invokes a suppressed desire of stunning views of snow capped Himalayas, trekking in snow up to  knees, chilling winds, crystal clear  sky and lots more in me and this desire took me to the trekkers paradise of Uttarakhand Munsiari in the last winter 2017. If I describe Munsiari in…

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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

What : Himalayan Trek Where : Valley of Flowers Uttrakhand When : 13-18 Aug 2018 How : with the help of Trek the Himalayas Height : 14100ft max Being a passionate traveller for the past 3 years, Trekking in Himalayas is one of the most important things I am been doing since 2016. After my…

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HAR KI DUN TREK 13may – 19may 2018

HAR KI DUN TREK 13may – 19may 2018

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” Always being an adventure seeking person, trekking the Himalayas has been a part of my bucket list since 3 years. I was just scared to do it all alone. Therefore, I started planning for the trek with 2 of my cousins, both of whom cancelled it last…

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Treasures of the Orient: Goechala

Treasures of the Orient: Goechala

In the northeastern corner of India lies the beautiful mountain state – Sikkim. At the border of Sikkim and Nepal lies a familiar ice wall, touching the skies at 28,000 feet. The locals consider it as a holy mountain since it forms the belly of the Sleeping Buddha. Owing its proximity from the sea of…

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Reminiscence of Pangarchulla trek

Reminiscence of Pangarchulla trek

When you are done with your concrete surroundings, blowing of horns, and exhausted to your deeps as well, what else could be a better option than opting for a trek in the great Himalayas. And when you are born and lived your childhood in the foothills Himalayas nothing else could be better option for soothing…

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In search of the Mystery Lake- Rookund

In search of the Mystery Lake- Rookund

“We never climb the same mountain twice!” After my last trek to the Kuari Pass in Uttrakhand, I decided to take on Roopkund this year. The lake has many mysteries drowned in it along with its hundreds of skeletons. Since there are no clear explanations to why these people ended up dying in Roopkund, there…

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Roopkund: Stairway to heaven

Roopkund: Stairway to heaven

Having always wanted to do a Himalayan trek but never quite gathering the resolve, this time I was determined to end the jinx. If I can cycle for 120 odd kilometres in Ladakh, any normal trek should be easily doable, right? Well, after coming back I must say Roopkund was as tough as Ladakh, and…

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Pangarchulla Peak

Pangarchulla Peak

Trek Day 4 – Pangarchulla Peak It was 4th day of the trek and we ( the whole group) had to climb the summit. We left the campsite at 4 am and it’s gonna be a difficult day because of the altitude. I woke up around 2 am and was bit nervous because of the…

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Pangarchulla Peak Trek

First of all I would like to thank my school friends because of whom I choose my first trek -Pangarchulla Trek. Till last few days I was not sure of going to pangarchulla trek because of official and personal reasons but finally Pangarchulla peak was calling me so I bought the general ticket from Jamnagar…

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TRAVEL DIARIES

TRAVEL DIARIES

What a great start to 2018! A snow trek at 12,500 ft to The Terrific Kedarkantha that left me awestruck. Have you ever dreamt of stealing away to The Himalayas and Trekking the long , mystical trails above tree lines? What do you do if someone offers you 6 days of pure bliss , pleasure…

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WINTER KUARI PASS (WKP) TREK 16th December- 21st December 2017

WINTER KUARI PASS (WKP) TREK 16th December- 21st December 2017

Once a trekker, trekker for a lifetime Those who have trekked earlier especially in the Himalayas can easily understand the title for the blog. In addition, even others may appreciate the same by the end of the blog. The reasons for me saying so are many viz. serenity and tranquility of the place, wonderful flora…

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Travelogue with TTH to Kedarkantha

Travelogue with TTH to Kedarkantha

Day 1:  It was between 05:45 and 07:00 hrs on a cold November morning that twelve of us gathered together in the parking area of the Dehradun railway station. We came from different locations in India, but with only one purpose, to summit Kedarkantha peak. Immediately, the efficiency of the ‘Trek The Himalayas’ team became…

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The Dzukuo Misadventure

The Dzukuo Misadventure

“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences” : Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild. And so we believe. We are four friends. Nitesh, Vivek, Aritra and me, Raunaq. The four musketeers! We had waited for this adventure trip for quite a few months, and after being stuck in a rut for many months, finally,…

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Reminiscence of Roopkund Trek

Reminiscence of Roopkund Trek

 The Roopkund Lake The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. This certainly holds true for the Roopkund Trek. If you are inclined to adventure or are a first time trekker or just want a small getaway from the hustle bustle of your daily life,…

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Why to go somewhere else, when our India is so beautiful… RUPIN PASS PHOTO BLOG

Why to go somewhere else, when our India is so beautiful… RUPIN PASS PHOTO BLOG

Life Time experience… 8 days… rivers, forests, villages, waterfalls, mountains, greenery, snow falls, snow trek, lake, 15,250 ft summit, snow slides, temperature up to 5-10 degree. What else to ask more from mother nature. RUPIN PASS will offer us all the gifts from mother nature. My interest for trekking started from the mesmerizing trekking stories…

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Confessions of a Stok summitieer!!!

Confessions of a Stok summitieer!!!

There I was cribbing about the hot and humid March afternoon we were trying to slave through (although, I must admit, I would take on Mumbai humidity any day to that in Kolkata where we spent our last few years), when Girish (my besthalf) remind deem of the Goechala Trek we did in Sikkim in…

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“Last Crucial Hour Before The Summit: Mt. StokKangri”

“Last Crucial Hour Before The Summit: Mt. StokKangri”

Stok Kangri Expedition 2017 03- 13 July 2017 About Mt. Stok kangri Stok Kangri (6,153 metres (20,187 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 metres (11,844 ft) in the village of Stok and around 15  km southwest…

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Kashmir through my eyes

Kashmir through my eyes

Hello, I am here to describe my experience of my third Himalayan Trek and also third trek with Trek The Himalayas – TTH. This year I and my friend finally decided we would go to Kashmir inspite all odds. We booked Kashmir Great Lakes last year in august but could not do it due to…

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Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek

What is a trek? If you see the dictionary it will tell you that trek is to go on a long and often difficult journey. If asked I might have said something like this before, but now if you ask me I’ll say trek is an amazing and wonderful experience where we not just walk…

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Our First Himalayan Trek: RUPIN PASS

Our First Himalayan Trek: RUPIN PASS

Trekking in Himalayas had been on my bucket list for quite some time. Dream came to reality when my better half agreed to be part of the expedition this summer. After some research, we booked ‘Rupin Pass’ trek with ‘Trek The Himalayas’ (TTH) group for the 18th June batch. It is an 8-day trek starting…

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Knowing Pangarchulla from a Distance: Visions from Another Trail

Knowing Pangarchulla from a Distance: Visions from Another Trail

The Lord Curzon stretch around Kuari Pass was still reeling from the unlikely vigorous snow of mid-March when we reached Gulling Top near the end of last month. At this juncture we found the Pangarchula Peak partially eclipsing our sky, rising like a shinning omen past the dark forests. A High Dose of Snow It…

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Pin Parvati Pass and Chandra Tal trek

Pin Parvati Pass and Chandra Tal trek

As the Pangarchulla trek in May ended up making me crave more for a more intensive trek, I started looking for a more intensive and longer trek than the one just done. I considered various options and finally decided on the Parang La trek, which is a crossover from Spiti to Ladakh. I was in touch with…

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SHRIKHAND MAHADEV

SHRIKHAND MAHADEV

Scaling the heights of Shrikhand Mahadev – one of the most challenging religious Himalayan treks in India. The whole experience is like an access to stairway to heaven. It is a magical moment as one reaches the top. It enchants the devotee with divine waves of emotions. Thrills and chills move you inside out, also…

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Kuari Conquered: A Lyrical Chronicle!

Kuari Conquered: A Lyrical Chronicle!

Far away, over the misty mountains cold, We embarked on our journey enroute winding roads. Up the hills, down the valleys, confluence of babbling brook passing by, Excitement set in, higher than the azure sky. Across the dinner table we all gathered for our first brief, 6-7-8 was fine by all, but for many no…

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Hampta Pass Trek – Himalayas Trek

Hampta Pass Trek – Himalayas Trek

“Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk.”   And got the chance to seek the answer again but not alone.This time with my best half.It was my second, first after marriage, high altitude Himalayan trek which I completed with my wife (first time doing…

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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

The Ardor for mountains pulled me to the pinnacle of the Himalayas, to explore beauty and serenity, which had always been a dream. Hence I peregrinated to the great lakes, which is located in Kashmir, India. The nearest airport to get here is the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, which is, Srinagar. The hiking base…

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My dream trek to Stok Kangri

My dream trek to Stok Kangri

My background I am a 39-year-old IT Professional with BMI around 22. I did only one easy trek (Har Ki Dun) before choosing Stok kangri. This looked foolish even to myself but I strongly believed that I can do it. Like majority of the trekkers, it is the height of Stok Kangri I fell in…

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MYSTRIES OF KEDARKANTHA

MYSTRIES OF KEDARKANTHA

Traveling to unknown places excites most of us, and moreover, gives us a sense of independence. I don’t want to write something about myself since that could be misinterpreted as being selfish, which I get a lot anyway due to my solo travel adventures. Traveling alone is truly something that can only be felt and not explained.  In…

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चंद्रशिला से गुफ्तगू

चंद्रशिला से गुफ्तगू

चले थे मिलने अनजान लोगों से, सोचा था कुछ वक्त के लिऐ खुद को भुला देंगे, सोचा था एक नयी दुनिया बसा लेंगे, सोचा था नयी सोच से मिलेंगे।   अनजाने से उन लोगों से मुलाकात हुई, सब इक्टठे हुए और मजे की वो बात हुई निकल पड़े अपनी मंज़िल की ओर, और उस सफर…

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Roopkund Lake Trek

Roopkund Lake Trek

Date – 20th Oct 16 to 27th Oct 16 Trekking in the Himalaya’s is my longtime dream. I had done many treks in Western Ghats especially in Maharashtra. I do regular trekking in Sahyadri Mountains, but maximum altitude here is around 5400 ft. I want do something bigger and for that there is no better…

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Like a Mountain on My Back: Roopkund Trek

Like a Mountain on My Back: Roopkund Trek

After an year-long of waiting and planning, it seemed to be happening at last, the Roopkund Trek. Needless to say, Roopkund is nothing less than a roller coaster ride. The trail cuts across villages, dense forests and right to snow capped Mountain peaks. After some research my friend Abhishek Bansal & I decided to undertake…

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My calling for Kuari Pass in Winter

My calling for Kuari Pass in Winter

Where– Kuari Pass, Uttrakhand When– 19-24th March, 2016 Who- Rishabh Goel, a fourth year law student pursuing BALLB(H) degree from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat. Why I chose to go for a trek I had been wanting to go for a trek for quite some time. And another thing I wanted to do was to…

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CHADAR TREK : THE TREK OF MY LIFE!

CHADAR TREK : THE TREK OF MY LIFE!

The Story Begins… Though everyone plans and increase the wishes in the bucket list, I badly wanted pull out at least one outta it and step into it! That’s how things started with me on this trip! A famous travellers blog gave me the spark for getting to Chadar and experience the beauty! Though I have never…

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Tryst with Hampta Pass

Tryst with Hampta Pass

A Travelogue of Trek to Hampta pass and Chandratal Lake & a visit to Tirthan Valley The climb was getting steeper, my pulse racing faster than a speeding train, the sun scorching hot and yet somehow the wind chill of the high altitude couldn’t go amiss. With each laboured step I looked up to the heaven, as…

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Chadar Trek – A Walk on the Frozen River ‘Zanskar’

Chadar Trek – A Walk on the Frozen River ‘Zanskar’

Participants: Warren Menezes, Sushant Gaikwad, Mark Garrett, Deva Kumar, Kajal Patel, Harsimran Singh Sangha, Biju Moothedath, Simarpreet Singh, Pawan Vashisht and Vishal Jhanji Trek Leader: Hardik  Trek Guide: Tashi Adventure company: Trek The Himalayas From: 05th February to 13th February 2016 About Me – Vishal Jhanji I hail from Pune. Settled here since eighties. Though…

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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hindi movie, Queen, was a remarkable movie for me. In this movie, due to certain circumstances, Kangana Ranaut, the actor who plays the main character, goes on an international holiday all alone. The movie is all about her different experiences, how she makes new friends, and how the experiences change her for life. After…

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The warmth of friendship … on the snow clad slopes…

The warmth of friendship … on the snow clad slopes…

Much like how children form transformative bonds when pitted against a particularly vindictive teacher, so do travellers when faced with the harshest teacher of them all, Nature. Kuari Pass Winter Trek, unlike all my other trips wasn’t a last moment, hurried plan. The call of the mountains had been heard long before, allowing enough time…

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My First High Altitude Trek

My First High Altitude Trek

5’4, 48kg, below BMI, very low tolerance for cold, can manage till 20C, very low tolerance for strangers, migraine prone, hard-core non-vegetarian. That is what my profile reads like. Yet, I enrolled with Trek The Himalayas (henceforth, referred to as TTH) for an 8-day trek to Rupin Pass, perched at a measly 15250 ft, with…

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Winter Kuari pass: Snowfall or summit?

Winter Kuari pass: Snowfall or summit?

Kuari pass which is also popularly known as Lord Curzon’s trail is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. Among all the Himalayan Treks, earlier in summer of 2013 I had done Har-Ki-Doon which literally means Valley of Gods. Har-ki-doon is situated at 12751 Feet and the route to it follows the banks of river Supin. As the…

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Roopkund Trek – The Memories of a Life Time…

Roopkund Trek – The Memories of a Life Time…

Trek Leader: – Sabyasachi Pathak Trek Guides: – Pushkarji and Kalam aka Kalli bhai Participants: – Naitik Dedhia, Monish Chedda, Monish Kothari, Rohit Bahiya, Aayush Daga, Raghav Singhal, Abhishek Gattani, Sangita Palod, Gaurav Jain, Nisha Sharma, Ketan Pandhi, Shivam Singh, Ankit Agarwal, Monish Shah, Sahil Shah, Sonali Bhagchandani, Viyomi Shah, Ekta Mohnani, Rupal Rathore, Ankur…

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Roopkund – A Mysterious Adventure

Roopkund – A Mysterious Adventure

Himalaya a word itself depicts its meaning, when heard generates altogether different vibes through your nerves. When Vinod and Gopal asked me about joining them for a trek to one of the popular summit in the ranges of Himalayas, without hearing much of it I simply said I’m in. “Roopkund” a mystery lake this was…

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THE ROOPKUND LAKE TREK

THE ROOPKUND LAKE TREK

Life till now has shown its various faces..ups and downs…love hatred…family…friends..but offlate i have come across a desparate desire to explore places i have never been.I should not particularly label it only as a desire..rather i have stepped into the stone and have actually felt the way it feels when u stand on top of…

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Chadar Trek Memories

Chadar Trek Memories

A little article of mine about the Chadar trek  : As I leave the warm and cozy confines of the terminal at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport, and step onto the tarmac and into the frigid, biting wind of Leh, my legs are willing but my mind isn’t. As I slowly, reluctantly trudge towards the metal…

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Chader Frozen River Trek

Chader Frozen River Trek

My first trek, the Chadar trek was truly an amazing & magical experience. The combination of streaming water, slippery ice, snowfall, waterfalls, mountains, frosting breeze, clear skies and not to forget always below freezing temperatures definitely imprinted this adventure into my memory. It was a challenge while returning, but definitely do–able even for me, a…

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The 20000 Air _Stok Kangri Expedition_My Experience

The 20000 Air _Stok Kangri Expedition_My Experience

                            The ‘Twenty -1000’ air – Stok Kangri Expedition: My Experience Prologue:TheBeginning:- Itwas a thought that made me took decision for a summit re attempt, yes a re-attempt. Last year’s failed attempt still fresh which had given me a lot of sleepless night. Though broken by last year early retreat from Base camp…

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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

  This was my first Trek to Himalayas and was a life changing experience.I enjoyed being in the mountains and I am for sure going to take many more treks in the himalayas. Close encounter with the nature has made me a nature lover or I would rather say mountain lover 🙂   Climb Mountains…

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Roopkund Trek:Oct 2014

Roopkund Trek:Oct 2014

A small child of 8th standard around 11:30 PM was jammed alone in front of his black and white TV set. Surrounding was dark, night was quite cold and silenced disturbed due to some occasional snoring by his father’s sleep. Something amazing was going on in the mind and on the screen. It was a documentary running on…

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There is always a first time

There is always a first time

From my childhood, I’ve been a person who would stay 10 steps away from any kind of suspected danger. I was never a kind of person who loved adventure and I would never dare to venture out for any such activity. One night, as I was just about to sleep, I received a Whats App…

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Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK)

Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK)

Trek Name: – Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK) Trek Duration: – 6 Days Base: – Joshimath Peaks Visible while on Trek Divine peak of Nandadevi, Nanda Devi east, Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana Rishi Pahad & Chagbang etc.…

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Tranquility and placidity at Kuari Pass

Tranquility and placidity at Kuari Pass

With ever changing of Clouds, meadows, snows, stars (at night)…Life at mountains will always be changing…but Beauty of mountains never get reduced…It is always at its best People ask me and probably to all trekkers… “Why you have to pay the money to sweat it out at mountain”… I think The best way to answer…

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Stok Kangri Expedition – Ladakh

Stok Kangri Expedition – Ladakh

Stok Kangri Expedition – 4th Aug to 11th Aug 2012 About Stok Kangri mountain: Elevation: 6,153 m (20,182 feet) Stok Kangri is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 m (11,845 feet) in the…

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The Roopkund Trek: High in the Mountains

The Roopkund Trek: High in the Mountains

Delhi “I’m really looking forward to this trek, I want to live in the mountains permanently!” I said, tired of Delhi’s traffic. “Yeahwe can help you with that. We’ll make sure you stay with the skeletons in Roopkund”, Sarang said cheekily- as my mother looked on in astonishment,suddenly unsure if it was a good idea…

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Roopkund Trek (18th May 2014)

Roopkund Trek (18th May 2014)

“I had an inheritance from my father It was the moon & the sun I can move throughout the world now The spending of it can never be done” I always had an infatuation for Mountains…the lush greens, the snow the people have always been a matter of attraction for me. The allure of the…

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An Enigma called Roopkund

An Enigma called Roopkund

The Himalayas have a reputation for putting the Human spirit to test. One moment you are exhilarated and ecstatic, the very next moment you could be dejected and crestfallen. Roopkund is a trek that takes you through a myriad of landscapes ranging from dense forests to lush meadows to snow-clad peaks. While the quiet of…

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To Be A Nomad

To Be A Nomad

It is over. I am back now, physically at least.  I had never been to the mountains before, or even seen snow. People had told meof the allure of the snow caps. I had wanted to see it for myself. Therewas just one other person in the group I was acquainted with when we started.It…

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Stok Adhura

Stok Adhura

Oh! What an expedition in the land which meets the sky. Itwas my first visit to Leh, a region mostly believed to be cut off from the restof the world but to my amazement it is more like a global destination and youwould find more international tourists then the Indians. Locally the culture isa mixture…

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Bagini Glacier Trek

Bagini Glacier Trek

It was in the month of April, that we embarked upon yet another journey to the mountains, in an attempt to quench our insatiable thirst for adventure and to feel the ever-so-enlivening, adrenaline rush. This time we chose a place that offered us all of that and much more.And by “more”, I mean…much much more.…

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Kuari Pass Trek———what the heck?

Kuari Pass Trek———what the heck?

The only question that I have been hearing the past few days since my return from Rishikesh after having completed the Kuari Pass Trek…… “How was the trip?” My reply is generally either of the 2 words – “Amazing” / “Spectacular”. The details? I don’t recollect. Awesomeness of the experience? I do. Confused? Well, so…

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Idyllic Kashmir Great Lake trek

Idyllic Kashmir Great Lake trek

It was that time of the year, when the mountains call and my heart starts throbbing, anxious to meet an old lover.After a delayed flight I arrived in Srinagar, in the late afternoon. Slowly myfriends some old, some going to be new started arriving. Amidst, warm hugs andcordial hello’s we all met old and new.…

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