How I walked solo to the Everest Base Camp

“We had seen a whole mountain range, little by little, the lesser to the greater until, incredibly higher in the sky than imagination had ventured to dream, the top of Everest itself appeared.” -George Mallory ” Someday is actually a synonym for never ” I write this seated on the third flight of the day…

The Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek ” someday is actually a synonym for never ” I write this seated on the third flight of the day as I head back home. I am eagerly looking forward to home food and water and at room temperature. The morning flight from Lukla is considered among one of the most…

Cricket in Mountains

Was attending a talk today , saw a documentary by amit tyagi on a serious topic. someone told that ,”even if people age there is a piece of that same old childhood within us and we behave the same if brought into those situations.our batch from college formed a whatsapp grp which has all 55…

Doing Meaningful Work

Do you get to eat 3 meals a day?         -No   What is the average annual income of your family?         – 19000   How many members in your family?             – 8   What is the primary source of income in your family?         -Farming   Why do you want to undergo this training?         – I am…

Tirthan Valley – A destination less traveled

“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.” Nestled in the Kullu Region of Himachal Pradesh,Tirthan Valley has managed to remain the destination less travelled. At an altitude of 1600 m and by the side of the Tirthan river, this valley will just win…

Village Sarchi in Tirthan Valley- Picture of the month April

“ Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books”- John Lubbock There is a magical image of a place that keeps coming to me in my dreams. That image of a small village in…

The Mist

I started my walk in the forest and was soon greeted by flowing water. I opened my shoes and dipped my leg in the cool water and looked above. Wow! I was below a canopy of trees vs the usual concrete at home. It was just the beginning of the trek and i had already…

Thoughts on my Birthday

Yesterday I completed another trip around the sun. I celebrated it with a small 100km round trip on the bike. For the past few years this has been the ritual. Being on the bike clears my mind a lot, especially it helps me channelize my thoughts. For me birthdays are a mix of both fun…

Travel Story-The Monk

There is something about those faces which tells you a story. I sat for a cup of tea besides a sadhu and I knew he wanted a cup of tea too so I ordered 2 . The shopkeeper was asking for 16 bucks but he insisted on paying 10 which he always did. I always…

Seeking Happiness

“Happiness is the state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”– Taken from Atlas shrugged. If there were a rule book for happiness we would all be happy but happiness is about an experience which varies from person to person.Your idea of happiness can be different from mine but essentially the essence…

Trekking to Kurangani Hills

Why Kurangani ? : There are a lot of one day treks in South India but mostly all these treks are in a National Park area where camping is not allowed. Kurangani is one of those treks where you are allowed to camp that too inside tea gardens with a mesmerizing view of Sunrise. I…

La Digue-Picture of the month March

This was clicked at La Digue, a small island at Seychelles. La Digue will always remain in my memory for the magic the place has to offer. Take a trip to this island and experience the medieval times. A small island which can be walked around in a day has cycles as the sole mode…