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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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Contemplating the Mountain's beauty

Himalayan treks that I want to do before I die

Indian Himalayas Nepal Himalayas Sl. No. Trek Name Status Trip Update Sl. No. Trek Name Status Trip Update 1 Singalila Ridge & Sandakphu Trek  Done 1 Annapurna Base Camp  Done 2 Chadar – The Frozen River Trek 2 Annapurna Circuit Trek 3 Snow Leopard Trek 3 Everest Base Camp (EBC) 4 Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim 4 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Done 5 Roopkund Trek 5 Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal 6 Banderpunch Trek 6 Mustang Valley Trek, Nepal 7 Bara Bhangal Trek…

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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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Langtang Valley Map

The hobby of collecting maps of the Himalayan mountain ranges

With time life changes, so does our interests and likings. When I was a kid, I never knew that I will build up passions for mountains and trekking. But now it’s being last seven years I have started traveling & exploring new places, especially in the Himalayan areas and in the last three years I am a serious trekker. With this new interest and passion I am now more spiritual, matured, and gathered extraordinary experiences from every journey set towards…

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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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Approaching Gurudongmar

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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Bird Watching – Worth Experiencing

Since my childhood days I was pretty much involved in watching birds. For me watching birds was simply to see their activities, their colors, to know the sounds of their chirp. I believe birds are the most beautiful creatures of God, and their tweets are the most pleasant sounds in the nature. If you notice them carefully, you will know how lively and beautiful they are. It seems to me that their natural colors are incomparable and unmatched. I always…

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