Walking in the Mountains

I love the places that make you realise how tiny you and your problems are

~Anonymous

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Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim

Travel holds surprises for you and makes you do unplanned and unexpected things – have you experienced this? On almost all of the treks that I have been to, I have at least one crazy story to tell.

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Missing the Mountains on International Mountain Day

Celebrating the International Mountain Day by learning and updating myself with a bit more about them. This year’s theme for the Mountain Day is Mountain Biodiversity. If you too are interested to know/learn more, check this piece on UN page

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Harshil to Mukhba: A Leisure Hike

Though at first I thought of walking from Harshil to Mukhba village – the winter abode of Ganga ji from the shrine at Gangotri, I didn’t. The tiny village of Mukhba is about 3ish km from Harshil – the charming Himalayan valley by the banks of Bhagirathi.

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Himalayan Wilderness

Gaumukh – the snout of the Gangotri Glacier, and the source of river Ganga or the Ganges, deep inside the Gangotri National Park in Uttarakhand. It once resembled the snout of a cow, which explains the name “Gaumukh” or “Gomukh” (which is what the word means in local parlance).

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Yesterday It Snowed

The heart melts as the melting snow, slow and careful

Reminiscing the cool warmth of the winter sun

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Dreamy landscape: Goechala Trek

Goecha La: Rendezvous With Mount Kanchenjunga

October is supposedly the best time for Goechala trek. But the rains hadn’t ceased till early October that year and I was wondering whether I should have waited for a few more days? Walking in the incessant rains and slippery slopes of slush into the wilderness of the Kanchenjunga National Park, I was both thrilled and irritated at the same time.

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