Friday, April 20, 2018

ASSAM’S KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK – WHERE RHINOS ROAM

Its early, early morning and the mist has still not lifted from the ground. The only sound is the soft thud of the elephant's feet, the creak...

Stoked in Stok Kangri

“Are we there yet?” I asked Sam while gasping for breath. “I don’t think so, but keep on walking even if it’s just little steps”  replied Sam....
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“The KedarKantha” – Our Story to reach at top of it!!

It was about to start a new year and I was still in process of thinking to go for my next trekking expedition. So I don't want...

Beautiful Risk

The towering glacier glistened as the first ray hit the powdery snow. On the horizon, the sun was glowing red breaking our almost six-hour ascent in the...

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival in Bhutan

Phobjikha valley in Bhutan, also known as Gangteng Valley is named after the impressive Gangteng Monastery of the Nyingma sect in central Bhutan. At an average altitude of...
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In The Hunt Of Snow

First snow, like a panorama of joy, magically turned into reality, straight out of a fairytale! You have to witness it to believe it. Cameras surely have...

Yazali Nyokum Yullo – 23 to 27 February 2018

Arunachal Pradesh has been the land full of diversity and culture. From ages, it has defined its serenity, customs, and thus stands out the Nyishi Tribe which...

An Indigenous Journey Through Nepal

A Scottish photographer has documented his recent expedition through the Himalayan landlocked country of Nepal. Bordering China in the north and India in the south, east, and...

Kinnaur’s Rum Theology

Precipitous heights, deep gorges, hillsides replete with sub-alpine vegetation and patches of the cold desert sandwiched between the Great Himalaya and Tibet; Kinnaur’s landscape wears such an...

DAB : Donate A Book Campaign

In this year full of experiences in Uttarakhand, I (Linita) & Eshan came to a common understanding that the importance of Libraries in Government Primary Schools are...

World’s most dangerous roads – High in Himalayas

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Masks, Monasteries and Reincarnations

On August 2016, I had my first backpacking trip in India and experienced erratic weather patterns; rain during the morning, scorching heat at noon and cold winds...
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Chitkul – Last village near India-China border

Chitkul Chitkul is the last inhabited village near the India - Tibet Border. Approximately 600kms from Delhi, Chitkul is situated on the banks of River Baspa. Chitkul is...

HAMPTA PASS TREK: PARADISE ON EARTH

When you are a kid, you see something new and it seems astonishing. But when you are an adult, it’s your choice. You can choose an adventure...

Spreading Smiles at Phuktal Monastery, Zanskar Valley.

Phuktal Monastery (also called Phugtal Monastery) had been on my mind for a while. But something or the other kept me away from it since 2014. No...

Lahaul and Spiti – Promoting Sustainable Livelihood Through Empowerment In An Untamed Terrain

Few places on earth can mark so dramatic change in landscapes. Flanked by the majestic Himalayas Lahaul and Spiti houses, millions of Tibetans and is a land...

Zanskar to Ziro: No Stilettos in the Himalayas (by Sohini Sen)

  Zanskar to Ziro: No Stilettos in the Himalayas is a travelogue about two women’s decade-long love affair with the Himalayas. Their 10,000-kilometre trail stretched from the remote...

Wanderings Through the Garhwal Himalaya (by Ganesh Saili)

  ‘You may break; you may shatter the vase, if you will But the scent of the roses will cling to it still.’ The recently published title Wandering through...

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...

Hikkim Village

Well, this photograph is from the pace, actually village named "Hikkim". Hikkim village is at the highest altitude and it is the only village which is situated...

Witnessing the Guru Thongdrol and being blessed by Guru Rinpoche at Paro Tshechu

Witnessing the Guru Thongdrol on the last day of Paro Tshechu was never on the cards during my 12-day Bhutan trip, but it started to make sense...

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Those prayer flags that you’ve hung at your desk and on your bike are not just some fancy accessory. Everything right from the color to the words...

Everest Base Camp “Walk Slow…”

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The Legend of the Magical sunrise at Kinner Kailash, Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh.

This sunrise at Kinner Kailash is no ordinary sunrise. This represents awakening, the victory of good over evil and the light of divinity. As per the legend, after...

Key Monastery

Key Monastery or some may pronounce it as "Ki, Key or Kee". Whatever you may call it's all the same. Well, many of you would be familiar...

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...

Tathastu Bhava

Tathastu Bhava is a group of people who solely wish to contribute back to the society through various measures.  It was incorporated as Not-for profit organization in...

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...

Ladakhi traditions

The globalized world runs very fast endangering the delicate environment of Ladakh and the ancient respectful culture of its own population . Luckily some local associations, like...

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...

Soul Food: Getting Cosy in a Naga Kitchen

A Naga kitchen is like a mother's hug- warm, cozy, and comfy. This may seem like a bit of a contradiction given the Nagas' reputation as fearsome...

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,...

Peaceseeking in Dhampus

This year we decided to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday peacefully. The owner of  the Sunrise hotel in Pokhara, Dhen, recommended this trip to us, he has thirty...

Walking down memory lane

  It was the summer of 2009, when I had visited Manikaran for the very first time as a child and the effect it left was that of...

Indigenous India

After arriving in Delhi I met a very friendly man from Kashmir called Ishak. Just by chance he gave my rickshaw driver directions to the hostel I...

In a Distant Country Sheltered By Mountains.

Tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people run from one point to another in search of tranquility in their lives. So here I am, looking for some kind of escape from...

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...