An walk to remember – Chadar Frozen River Trek

Ladakh is place that never fails to awe its visitors. Be it the picturesque valleys, the rugged mountains, the azure lakes or the difficult trekking trails, Ladakh seems to have it all to captivate the souls who are always in search of nature’s wonder. During the summers, Ladakh is vibrant with all the colours and sound of life. The same place bears a desolate and bleak look during the winter months. It is almost cut off from the rest of the world during this time and almost all the passes connecting Leh are closed due to heavy snowfall. The...

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  The first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise. Day 4: To Roopkund and Junargali and back to Pathar Nachauni – The Climax The summit day started quite early at 4:00 am. It was dark and cold and we were wearing several layers of clothing.  Dinesh announced that the temperature was -5 degrees. The entire team started moving in a single line. The ascending path was narrow and rocky with patches of snow.  After some time, we could see the first rays of light. It was an exhilarating moment to see the first rays of sun kissing...

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Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – II

Here comes the second part of our Roopkund Trek experience. The first post has been given earlier…. The Journey: Our journey to Kathgodam, Uttarakhand was no less an adventure. We boarded the train from Delhi station which was 4 hours late. The train was totally packed and we managed to get our seats. The train started late and as usual got delayed on way too. We reached Kathgodam railway station at around 12:30 at the night! The next day we reached Kathgodam Station where the cabs were waiting for us to take us to Lohajung, the base camp of...

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Roopkund: A serendipitous journey… Part – I

The trek to Roopkund turned to be a treasure trove for us. When we first registered for the trek with Indiahikes, little did we know what we were getting into! A week long adventure through the winding forest trails, the high altitude meadows which looked like endless golf course, the snow capped peaks and the rocky, snow covered uphill trails was worth millions. Not only did we see nature’s bountiful gifts, but also made friends with some wonderful people. Who could imagine a game of cricket at a height of 13000 ft? Or, camping in the midst of a...

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Trek to Buxa holds a very special place in our hearts, as it was our opening to the magical world of trekking and gradually became the elixir of our otherwise mundane life. We started from Jayanti early in the morning with our rented car and reached Santrabari at about 7 AM. At Santrabari, we had delicious Momos from the only shop that stood there. I often wonder, how they make such wonderful momos! The veg momos are yummier that the Momos we find at Kolkata- no offence meant to anyone. After having a sumptuous breakfast of momos and tea,...

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