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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Nachiketa Tal: Hiking To The Hidden Lake

At the crack of dawn, I boarded a bus headed towards Lambgaon and got down at Chaurangikhal. These are the names of some unpopular places in Uttarakhand – one of the beautiful northern states of India, nestled in the laps of the majestic Himalayas. I had started the bus journey from Uttarkashi – a major town in Uttarakhand, which is well known for its proximity with many important religious destinations and as a gateway to several extreme and adventurous spots.

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Emerald hills of Western Ghats

Monsoon Trek To Kalsubai – The Highest Peak In Maharashtra

Come monsoon and the Sahyadris of Maharashtra get a stunning makeover. Emerald hills, roaring waterfalls, sprawling valleys enveloped in mist – its all just too irresistible! Here’s an account of one such gorgeous monsoon trek that I went on – Kalsubai – the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra.

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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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Kishansar and Vishansar Lakes

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: The Spectacular Beauty

The sun was shining so bright right on my face and I felt completely drained as the heat sucked all the energy from my body. My bag felt so heavy and I, who always travels light, kicked myself for stuffing all those extra kgs into my compact backpack. Thoughts of not being able to make it to the camp, right on the first day of the trek felt very discouraging. I also doubted myself of whether I will be able to complete the trek at all. Packing right and packing light is so damn important!

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