Friday, April 20, 2018

A guide to visiting the snow-laden parts of North and East Sikkim

We, the city dwellers, have always been awe-struck by the mind-boggling confusion that has come to define us. And then we hear the voice that echoes from...

Sherpas 2.0: The new inhabitants of Himalaya Mountains

You will find them walking in high alttitudes. Although you could think they are the native neighbours from Khumbu valley, in Hymalaia mountains, soon you will realise...

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...

The Village – In Valley’s Hand

Back when we're on the trekking expedition of Chanderkhani Pass in Himachal (2016), we've seen spectacular views of mountains and valleys. The expedition was from YHAI (Youth...

Dhankar Gompa

The name of this place is "Dhankar Gompa", it is a village and it is also known as "Gompa". Located in the Lahaul & Spiti Valley, it...
Chitkul

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...

After the settlement.

Pongsakorn Neton is a photography student at LaGuardia Community College. He has involved with Himalayan Elders...
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Leh Ladakh – Adventure of a lifetime -Travel Vlog

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7yaqwMQeHw&lc=z22ke3s4cu3ujryyu04t1aokg00wxhocjym2j5ha532xrk0h00410 A couple of months ago I decided to go on an adventure. Disconnected from the world, little did I know that these eighteen days would change the...

Strolling in Kalpa

The Himalayas never failed to awe me with its majesties and so I find myself coming back to the Himalayas on every occasion and sometimes even in...
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Chandrashila: A Trekker’s Paradise

The last night was cold. EXTREMELY cold. There was no hot water in the morning. We were only one degree and a teaspoon sugar away from turning...

Lesser Visited and Unexplored Places of Spiti

So, your much-awaited plan to Spiti is finally on. And by now you must either be reading about the things you do in Spiti or searching for...

Kalishila: The Land of White Secrets

करुॅ मैं कैसे बखान खूबसूरती का तेरी। कैसे दूॅ मैं बयान तेरे हुस्न का तेरे रूप का।। यूॅ कहूॅ कि तू आई है परियों के लोक से। पर ज़िक्र तो तेरा किस्से कहानियों में...

That kid from Spiti

We went to the highest post office (also a home to a wonderful family) in the world which was situated in Hikkim, roughly about 15,000 feet. As...

Gems of Parvati Valley: Kasol and Manikaran

From the lap of the mighty Himalayas to the laid-back town of Bhuntar, Parvati River with its sublime surrounding and it’s aura of tranquility has converted the...

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...

Melancholic delight

Chandratal Lake, Spiti Valley Spiti brings to mind these lines from one of Pushkin's poems- "'Tis time, my friend, 'tis time! the heart to peace aspires... For long now it...

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...

Tungnath – Among the clouds

Flying high in the sky and nestled among the clouds are the Himalayas. So calm, muted, and soft in the lapse of which anybody is forced to...

Escapade in Himalayas

After mundane routine of office to home and home to office at Mumbai we decided to take a break and escape into geographically far away and different...

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...

Landour – A Longing in Retrospect

I last visited Landour towards the end of winter in 2014. For the last three years, I have only longed for another visit to this cantonment town...

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...

The last trip

Decades later When the distance would have faded and the memories evaporated, I will come again To stand at this place, to breathe in this air, to relive everything that...

Nako Village

Nako Village is located near the Indo-China Border in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated in the Kinnaur Valley Which is among one of the most beautiful...

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...

Khirsu: Hidden gem of Pauri Garhwal

Surfing the net for a weekend getaway in the lap of nature away from the humdrum of routines of Delhi life, I came across Khirsu. Situated at...

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...

A Hundred Miles Apart

'A Hundred Miles Apart' is a series of photos I clicked in Tibet 2013. This was my first trip without my father, the person who brought me...

Just Treck It!

With these pictures I want you to see that our planet has many different worlds in it and the one I love the most is the world...

The Kasol Coming

The  Kasol  Coming Little did I know about the place where I was about to step into, a new journey, a new start to self realization and most...

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...

My Nepal Story – from ABC to EBC – Part I (Chapter 3)

Proceeding - leaving all the butterflies, flowers and tall trees behind, the scenery is getting rougher and kind of desolate as we go on in the valley...

Meghalayan Musings: A Photo Essay

    From barren lands began the search for greener pastures and green they were. Blue skies engulfed by giant, tufty clouds flowing fluidly over valleys of undisturbed hills,...

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...

My Nepal Story – from ABC to EBC – Part I (Chapter 2)

After the first exciting full days on our trekking tour around Annapurna we got used to daily trekking routine - with packing stuff - the fortune (or...

My Nepal Story – from ABC to EBC – Part I (Chapter 1)

October 2012 After some, for me, really hard times in Germany, i started one day to this 3 week trekking tour around annapurna plus an extra week for...

The Middle Land- 1

  There are few plans one make which no matter how much you try to materialize, always falls apart at the last moment. For three years, I...

My Bhutan Diaries Day 5 — 2nd January, 2017

Umm.. why exactly do we travel? :) After three nights in Thimphu, we’re travelling to a new place, Punakha! We were up and out early today: 9:30 is early...