This is how mornings in the Himalayan mountains look like. This is how the views outside your tent look like when you step out of it, after spending a night of nonstop snowfall, in the middle of nowhere (quite literally) oblivious to the gorgeous peaks and glaciers all around you.Continue reading “Mornings in the Mountains”
Though I had traveled to Dehradun many times, I never explored the city much (except for food). Dehradun was almost always just a transit when I was headed for treks in the Himalayas of Uttarakhand.Continue reading “A Visit to the Robber’s Cave in Uttarakhand”
I purposely walked a slow walk, so I could be alone – at least for some time.
I wanted to live that moment quietly and absorb it fully.
Aware of every single breath I drew, I focused on my steps, walking at my own, unhurried pace.Continue reading “Winter Wonderland: Kedarkantha Peak”
A mere look at this picture from a visit to the beloved Himalayan mountains many moons ago, fills my soul with unexplainable peace & innumerable joyful memories, even today.Continue reading “Mountain Bliss”
Just a word is enough…Continue reading “Friday Travel Pic – Nandadevi National Park”
“Would you like to buy some handmade woolen items?” She called out, as I strolled the tiny Buddhist village of Bagori near Harshil. Most houses around me were beautiful, old, and wooden, and were locked, so I was a little startled by the call.Continue reading “Rustic Bagori Village of Uttarakhand”
Walking in the mountains has always felt so therapeutic. The only thoughts that run in my mind are things like where to walk, where to step (need to watch my steps, as I’m prone to accidents), and other such things which compel me to be present, to be there in the moment. There’s absolutely no place then for any of the big worries in my mind.Continue reading “Trekking in the Gangotri National Park”
No matter how many times I visit the mountains, no matter how many times I see them, walk amongst them. I fall in love with them, all over again, every single time!Continue reading “Clouds over Himalayan Mountains at Mana in Uttarakhand”
Though I love everything about trekking in the Himalayas (esp.), I also look forward to the campsite where I’m going to spend time, resting, walking around, eating, star gazing, sometimes trying to read/write without getting distracted by the amazing views but always-always getting awed by the vistas.Continue reading “Top Three Himalayan Campsites”
The path slippery at some stretches, with snow, tiny rocks and loose gravel, ascended gradually. I walked steadily on the steep path that lead to the tranquil Shri Hemkund Sahib Ji.Continue reading “Blue Poppy: The Queen of Himalayan Wildflowers”