Ladakh

15 reasons to do the Chadar Trek

Summer adventurists cannot have enough of rafting over the speeding waters and ferocious rapids of the River Zanskar, and winter adventure fanatics cannot limit their pace on the freezing layer of the unnaturally calm waters of the Zanskar. The mystifying Zanskar River freezes into a sheet of ice in winters and remains the only route to access the Zanskar Valley. …

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3 beautiful monasteries of Spiti Valley

In Tibetan, gompa or gumbas mean a remote place which is a university associated with Tibetan Buddhism. I would suggest for you to visit these places and stay a night at each place to experience the culture. Key Monastery, Chicham and Kibber We reached Chicham village in about an hour or so from Kaza and walked down to the construction …

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Enigmatic quest to Ladakh & Spiti

That’s what made me & my rider- Rajendra, decide that we are getting Leh’d again and perhaps every year. And to fulfil our quest for additional dosage of adventure, it was decided to add Spiti Valley in the itinerary. Well that addition did enhance the severity of this trip, but we were blessed with the serenity of the Valley, happy …

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J&K: The crown of India for a reason

Leh in J&K is a road trip that nearly everyone takes but for some reason we all have different set of memories and different set of experiences that makes this land more mystic than ever. Every now and then social media pages flash one album after another with a common tagline “Finally Leh’d” but underneath this ubiquitous line hides days …

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100DaysInHimalayas with people and tribes of the mountains (First Draft)

This is what happens when the two artistic minds collaborate. And, the combination becomes more lethal and interesting when we know there is a tinge of vivid colors of Himalayas in it. The two great artists who have joined forces on a photography project called 100DaysInHimalayas are Dhritiman Mukherjee – famous wildlife photographer – and Bollywood music director Shantanu Moitra. …

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Shimla draped in first snowfall of the season

Sunday morning came with a scenic surprise for people of Shimla. The queen of hills received its first heavy snowfall of the season which turned out to be an eye candy for locals as well as the tourists. And the moment I saw my surroundings turned white, I called my buddies and made a plan for a snow walk to …

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A trip to Chitkul: My quest to be Himalayan for life

To be born and brought up in the Himalayas is a great privilege not everyone gets. And I am one of those lucky chaps who grew up rolling in the mud of the mighty mountains. Exploration is an instinct that grew stronger and stronger as I traded off countryside living for higher education. There is a saying: if the smell …

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