The Valley After The Flowers

In September the Valley of Flowers National Park starts drying up. But clear skies can offer good views of the Nanda Devi and other peaks. [...]

Bhavishya Badri Trek: Future Deity… and some Serendipity

I realized that one can trek to the temple of Bhavishya Badri (Future Badri) from Tapovan near Joshimath. Not much info was available about [...]

Parvati Valley DIY Guide: All You Need to Know About Kasol

A comprehensive guide to backpacking and trekking around Parvati Valley region around Kasol, Malana, Kheerganga, Tosh, Rashol, Chalal and Ma [...]

Hike from Killar to Hudan: Paradise on the Edge

A Short hike to Hudan Bhatori in Pangi valley. It is hard to imagine a place this sensory yet this desolated in this day and age when other [...]

Miyar, an unfulfilled dream!

Many serious trekkers opt for the multi-day trek to Miyar glacier and beyond. But I had neither the time nor the budget for this. I just wan [...]

Beatles Ashram: Graffitis Across the Ganges

Beatles Ashram (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram) in Rishikesh is the place where The Beatles spent several months, composed many songs, and exp [...]

Trek to Shashur: The Monastery amidst the Blue Pines

The valley around Keylong, and in fact the entire Lahaul was at its fecund best during June and July. In fact it was so fecund that I almost [...]

Kibber: My First Encounter with Acute Mountain Sickness

So, the car started soon and rushed past the famous Key Monastery in no time. But as it did so, I was beginning to feel a little awkward, so [...]

Hemkund Sahib: Slippery Trek, Emerald Lake

It was foggy and cold but the exhaustion went away the moment we caught a glimpse of the emerald green lake by the side of the Gurudwara Hem [...]

Eran: A Porcine Nostalgia

The archaelogical ste of Eran is now a small, rectangular plot with a few surviving statues and parts of temples, mostly from the Gupta era [...]

Dhankar: Shadow Magic

A trip to Dhankar village and its 1000 year monastery that turned into a trek due to non-availability of transport. [...]

Tabo: That Museum in the Cold Desert

It looked like a set of mundane huts, barely standing there, braving the assaults of time and harsh weather of the cold desert. However, as [...]
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