Category: Winter Trek Article

Things to make a note of before visiting the winter wonderland: Chadar Trek

Things to make a note of before visiting the winter wonderland: Chadar Trek

The desire to see the unseen, to explore the unexplored, the will to know your limits to push, has upsurged visitors to the Chadar trek. It is the most popular trek or a winter trek to be precise. Situated in the Zanskar region of the Jammu Kashmir state, the trail of Zanskar river tends to…

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What makes Dayara Bugyal the ideal winter wonderland

What makes Dayara Bugyal the ideal winter wonderland

Witnessing a snowfall in the mountains is on every trekker’s checklist. A trek that looks marvellous both in the winter season, as well as the summer season, is an added bonus.  One such trek is Dayara Bugyal. Huge snow-covered meadows, forests trails which boast of Oak, Maple and Rhododendrons trees, splendid mountain views of Bandarpoonch,…

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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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What’s Hot in Winter Kuari Pass Trek Starting this November

What’s Hot in Winter Kuari Pass Trek Starting this November

For Himalayan thrillophiliacs it is hard to resist the magnetic pull of Kuari Pass under winter’s icy spell. Every year, come November, we open our first trek of the season on the marquee route skirting Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and twisting towards the high pass of Kuari. As the intense winter sun dances dazzlingly upon…

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“Winter” Kuari Pass: When the TTH Recce Team Found the Quintessential Himalayan Snow Trek

“Winter” Kuari Pass: When the TTH Recce Team Found the Quintessential Himalayan Snow Trek

Kuari Pass today is recognized as a spectacular snow trek but only six years ago it wasn’t such a sought-after winter adventure. The trail, chockablock with powdery slush snow in the winters was casted out as an option for obvious reasons. Since no snow safe itinerary was sketched out, not many people ventured in these…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Winter Treks in Indian Himalayas

Top Winter Treks in Indian Himalayas

Trekking in itself is a challenging journey on foot to scale the altitude of mighty mountains. Add to it the ambience offered by winters, and the challenge increases multifold. Winter Trekking in the Himalayas is usually from November till the end of March. It is not a favourite season of lethargic trekkers. But it is…

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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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Snow Winter Kauri Pass

Snow Winter Kauri Pass

 Kauri Pass is one of the few trekking destinations of Himalayan region that is available for trekking in winter season when the paths get wrapped with heavy snow fall. I have never trekked in winter season and never experienced walking on the snow so, this time I decided to go for Winter Kauri Pass Trek.…

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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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