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New journey begins – A beautiful trip to Gurudongmar Lake

Since my last failed trip to Gurudongmar, I have never ever forgotten to remember Gurudongmar.   I forgot the past journey of my life neither I want to carry any memories with me from my past life. Because life is to move on. However, Gurudongmar lake was always there in my mind and I always wanted to go back to Gurudongmar. Since last six years I never forgot about Gurudongmar lake and it always attracted me and instigated me to…

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The Mighty Machhapuchhre

A day with The Mighty Machhapuchhre

“Mountains are not Stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” ― Anatoli Boukreev It was mid of Jan 2014, I just finished reading – ‘The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest’ by Anatoli Boukreev after finishing – ‘Into Thin Air’ by Jon Krakauer and ‘Left for Dead – My journey home from Everest’ by Beck Weather other two most talked about books on 1996 Everest Disaster in the order mentioned. More…

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Photo Essay : Sandakphu & Singalila Trek

Day 1 – Dhotre to Tonglu Day 2 – Tonglu to Kalapokhri Day 3 – Kalapokhri to Sandakfu Day 4 – Sandakafu

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My Journey back to Himalayas – Ghandruk-Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek

“I stand upon a wind-swept ridge at night with the stars bright above and I am no longer alone but I waver and merge with all the shadows that surround me. I am a part of the whole and am content.” – Nanda Devi   After the Annapurna Base Camp trek, I decided no more trekking in the year 2014. Hence I was not preparing for any such high altitude trekking trip and I was living my normal city life.…

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Interesting People I’ve met while traveling to Himalayas

I have started writing this simply to make a list of all those interesting people I’ve met while traveling to the Himalayas. I have found Himalayas is one of the most attractive region, which attracts people from across the globe. Specially, Himalayas attract a different breed of travelers for those it is important to get back to nature is extremely strong. Of-course I am not an exception. Due to this mountain calls I tend to visit the Himalayan region at-least…

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Langtang Valley Trek – An Account of My Experiences!

‘The Mountains are calling, and I must go.’ – John Muir I don’t know how to start writing this article. So many words, so many lines, so many unshared feelings jumbled up in my mind all at a time. Don’t know how to line up them properly and how can I make my experiences to be your experiences. Coming back from Annapurna Foothills trekking on 2012, I decided to go for another trekking trip. But I was not sure whether…

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A Journey to the Himalayas – Annapurna Foothills Trek, My First Ever

It has been long that I am not writing anything for my blog. Well various reasons contributed to that and I would not say those are mere excuses. Actually I was busy handling other issues which prevented me from writing anything for a long time. Like earlier, this time also I will concentrate on writing my latest travel experiences. I would rather say I will pen down my first ever Himalayan trekking experience during the last week of December 2012.…

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A failed trip to Gurudongmar

Since last few days I am again feeling my immense attraction towards Himalayas. It’s tough to resist my feelings. I have to find something that allows me to connect with Himalayas. Hence I have started recollecting the memories of my last year visits to Himalayas and decided to pen down my experiences which is the best possible way to express my feelings. Here we go. Last year we visited the gorgeous Sikkim. Our target was to reach Gurudongmar Lake which…

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Gangotri – seat of the goddess Ganga

Gangotri remains closed due to snow in the winter. The last ritual/puja is performed on Diwali, which occurs either during late october or in early November. It opens mid-April every year the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. This is not only applicable to Gangotri but to all the four dhams (char dham to the initiated traveler) – Yamunatri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Gaumukh, which is the origin of the Ganga, is a glacier. It is situated at a distance of…

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A Trip to Uttarakhand Visiting Munsiyari

After the overwhelming experiences at Vijaypur our next day trip was planned for Munsiyari. We had our breakfast and started around 8:30 am for Munsiyari. I was bit upset for leaving Vijaypur; we missed the excellent view of royal Himalayas behind clouds. We left Vijaypur with more expectations for Munsiyari. From Vijaypur to Munsiyari its a 6-7 hrs journey and Munsiyari is at higher altitude than Vijaypur and situated at greater Himalayan range. Within minutes we started feeling the chilly…

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A Trip to Uttaranchal – II – Visiting Vijaypur

This year too, Sankho and I gave in to the call of the mighty Himalayas when we planned our autumn visit. This time we decided to reach an even higher altitude than the last year. So we decided to visit, Vijaypur and Munsyari. Our tour plan was to visit Munsyari via Vijaypur. The main reason for visiting Munsyari was to see the majestic Panchchulli peaks and to do a few treks in the surrounding hills. For our tour we contacted…

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A trip to Uttaranchal – Himalaya Darshan

Third day was important as we decided to visit great Himalaya. The trip was planned as, we will reach Kausani by visiting Almorah, Chaukri and we will return via Ranikhet, Kumaon Regiment and the other locations. We will stay back at Kausani for one night to see the sunrise beauty at Himalaya. Undoubtedly the trip was one of the best trip I had ever in my life. The driver Dinesh was too good and very sober. We reached Kausani, by…

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