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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Riding for Shiva

Well, it all started some two years back when I realized that something was missing in my life. Even though I had almost everything to survive through...

Everest Base Camp “Walk Slow…”

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The Winter Kuari Pass Trek ­- An Anecdote

'All’s well that ends well' You know the things about the Himalayas? When you are up there amidst the mountains and the chilled winds, the narrow passages and the...

Exploring Nepal by Royal Enfield

Before I could devote myself to spending time on Nepal's mountain expeditions I wanted to take out some time to see more of this incredible country and...

Kong Thong: A Tribal Village Where They Have Tunes Instead of Names

Who are we? How was the first society? Which was the first language? Aren't words and languages made out of random noises? Why do our names make sense?...

The Best View Comes After The Hardest Climb

Roopkund Lake || Final Summit Push || 25 May 2017 || 15750 fts. It was the final summit push day and the entire trek was to be on...

LEH-LADAKH :The Dream of Many, The Opportunity for Some, The Reality for a Few

"Once a year go someplace you've never been before - Dalai Lama" This is the first time I am penning down my travel experience and what could possibly be better...

An Ordinary Ladakhi Tale

Please don’t kill me for the title! But to be honest, all the blogs and notes that I have read talks about people’s experiences and trips in/to...

Day Trip to Sauraha

It takes three buses to make the 17 mile trip to Sauraha, Nepal. From where I'm staying every passing bus is headed towards Bharatpur, my first stop....

Wanderlust in my soul

This line from Tennyson's "Ulysses", always comes to mind whenever I set out on a trip. "I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees". Few...

Satse – back to old times of mother’s childhood memories

During every summer holiday, I always visit Domkhar village (my maternal house) which is 60 km away from my village and 12kms  from main city of Leh....

Meghalaya: The abode of Clouds

My first trip ever solo trip was to 'The abode of Clouds' also called Meghalaya by Indians. A state so small but so rich in culture. A...

The Hugs of Himalayas

                    The Hugs of Himalayas I felt in the midst of the white snow, Reaped inside me the warmth it cast! The warmth of the white fur that surrounded its...

The Mountains are calling- An Unparalleled Climb to Mt. Everest

It’s not always about how life takes one on certain destined paths rather it is also about how one works hard and sculpt their own destiny. Life,...

Himalayan Paradise

From the moment I set eyes on the Indian Himalayas, I knew it was going to be a spectacular trip. Paradise beckoned with uncountable snow capped peaks...

Deoria Tal- An Exquisitely Serene Lake in the lap of the Himalayas!

Deoria Tal was never on my wish list.To be honest, I had never heard of a place called by this name in Uttrakhand until I overheard the...

Lunch at mount Harmukh

  It was just another day when me and Mohammed, my main guide while the trek to the Harmukh Mountain, 5.142 meters above sea level in the Kashmiri...

Endurance

How far would you go? How much pain are you willing to take? How much suffering are you willing to endure? What are exactly, your limits? These were the questions...

Triund, Himachal Pradesh

  Sprawling seamlessly across the lap of the Dhauladhar ranges in Himachal Pradesh, Triund stands at a height of around 2,800 metres. While a visit to Dharamshala and...

Bhole Baba – Kinner Kailash

Kinner Kailash In the almighty rocks and clouds of Himalayas 21000 feet above sea level "Bhar Bhar chilluma peetiya bhole naal galla kitiya" Since 1994 The Kinner Kailash trek opens...

Mesmerizing trip to North Sikkim

Sikkim is considered to be one of the most picturesque states of India. Gangtok being the capital of the state is a very lively town buzzing with...

Eat Play Chill : #Bhutan- A Picture Story

Bhutan has always been a special place to me ever since I started reading up about it for my first visit. I am the guy with the jacket...

From Ghangaria to Heaven

There are places that you want to go back to and then there are places that you don’t want to come back from. It was a stupefying...

In a land of Mysteries

Travel Journal ( 02-07-2017 to 09-07-2017) Destination - Roopkund, Uttrakhand. ROOPKUND - The Skeleton Lake "Mysteries fascinates peoples", true, but "Unsolved Mysteries" are the one's which lead people to them....

The Winds of Dzongri

The windy night at Dzongri will forever remain as one of the most uncomfortable nights I’ve spent amidst the mercilessly cold mountains. We were exhausted due to...

The Yaks of Tshoka

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSUt-mcBR2r/?taken-by=goutham.t During my stay at Tshoka, we the students of HMI were to stay at the altitude of approximately 3000 meters to acclimatize. We had classes about how...

Roopkund Lake Trek – A Myriad of Mystries

Trek to Roopkund Lake  Experiences are felt on many levels. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch and taste are mixed together into a cocktail within our infinitely wise...

Preserving Ladakh: Culture, History and An Abundance of Serenity

The former royal palace of Leh, built in the 17th century is a prominent landmark currently being restored by the Archaeological Survey of India. Housing a museum...

Colorful Acknowledgement

    Some things can't be explained but there's a beauty in trying. Though I have several brothers, growing up I only made one blood brother. Kelly and I...

Cycling on Worlds most dangerous Road

I love cycling since i was a kid my love for mountain biking increased when i grew up and watch Redbull series of offroading i always wanted...

Path Less Travelled – Kareri Lake Trek

"The truth is, I can never die. For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you. I am your reaction in...

On a thin layer of ice – “Chadar Trek”

As the new year began I got more and more excited. I've been to Ladakh before but this time it would be different. This time I was...

The best view comes after the hardest climb – Trek to Kedarkantha summit

  After a long week of convincing my friends, our trek(comprising of three brave souls) to Kedarkantha finally began on 25/01/2017. It was supposed to be an easy...

The kingdom of isolation – Khati

My trek toward Khati, which is considered one among the backward and lastly inhabited villages in the lap of Himalayas was not an ordinary trip. After reading my...
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Five Treasures of Snow – Kangchenjunga

"Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river." A famous quote, After watching Kanchenjunga I understand what it mean. Almost i am 75 km away from that...

Winter Expedition – Kedarkantha Trek

This is a tale from last December. When three friends embarked on an epic trek to the lower Himalayas, despite a lot of pessimism from friends and...

My Bhutan Diaries: Pre-Bhutan Prep

Why do we travel? My friend, Madhuri and I have always dreamt about running away: not from, but to the unexplored, the uncertain and the unconnected. (Cliché much?)...

Why 2017 is the Year to Trek Everest Base Camp

As we close out our the first month of 2017, what amazing things have you done? Do you feel like the year is slowly passing by, and...

Lobouche East Peak

After climbing Island Peak, I felt very confident about summiting Lobouche East Peak. The hike from Island Peak Base Camp to Lobouche High Camp gave me some...

3 Regrets of my Ladakh Road Trip

Having traveled around Leh it was the time for the return journey. We had planned to ride Jammu via Kargil-Zozila pass but due to the riots in Kashmir the roads...

Road to Tawang….

Tawang is a small hill station in the Himalayan mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Situated at an altitude of 2,669 meters, it's a place of chilling winters,...

Around Gangtok in 7 days

Mesmerizing, bewitching Gangtok. It all began with a quest for an adventure crammed into the span of 7 days. The million-dollar question pops up as usual… hills or the...

A Momentary Acquaintance

Fall engulfs the valleys of Ladakh each year, before it dissipates to give winter way. But while it lasts, sheets of auburn and bright, burning yellow light...

True Colours of Rohtang

  While traveling from Manali toward Leh the very first pass is the Rohtang pass and one can experience the beauty of nature to the fullest... Also, watch my...

Julay Ladakh

  It was the most awaited ride, after a months of planning  me and my brothers from another mothers we jumped out and started our ride on August...

The Road Less Travelled

When you talk about travel plans, people expect you to speak of the mainstream hill stations or luxury travel destinations. But there is a very thin line...

Sundakphu – A Place Above the Clouds

Sundakphu, 3636mt above sea level, is a nature's paradise, a place above the heavens. The soothing view of the sea of clouds beneath is a treat for...

A Journey Through The Alluring Emptiness – Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2 – THE GUIDING LIGHT EN ROUTE KAZA, HIMACHAL PRADESH 5TH SEPTEMBER 2016 MONDAY, 20:00 HRS   … CHAPTER 1 – LOST AND FOUND …     “Reaching Kullu doesn’t seem feasible now…I don’t think I...

A Journey Through The Alluring Emptiness – Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1  –  LOST AND FOUND KAZA, SPITI VALLEY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2016 THURSDAY, 14:00 HRS.         How the hell am I going to make it? Is it even...

The most Humble Himachalis’ and Ladhakis’

My First ever road trip to the north began from Chandigarh to reach the world's most highest and deadliest roads. The land of high passes Ladakh. The most...