“The Hills have eyes”. At over 14,500 feet, frolicking kids exchanging innocent banter is a common sight. In a place where time stands still, the careless shenanigans add spark to a primordial lifestyle. The voraciousness and tenacity of these young angels is a spectacle to behold. In my recent visit to Spiti, I saw a few children that caught my immediate attention. There was so much I saw and heard that warmed the cockles of my heart. Watching the kids get on with their curious ways gave so much joy. I could feel the child in me wanting to live those golden years again. … More 3 picture stories of Children of Spiti that will make your heart melt
There is a reason why Kanamo Peak is not considered as a worthy Himalayan trek-able Summit. While of late some Guided Trek Operators have been trying to position it as the next big summit trek in India. We find this as a questionable deal wrapped in pretty paper. Read more about why Kanamo Peak trek is not as attractive as the most popular trek-able summit in India, Stok Kangri. … More 5 reasons why Kanamo Peak is not an attractive alternative to the popular Stok Kangri
It is a treat picking up rare books on early travels in the Himalayas. An overzealous English Major T.R. Swinburne documentation of Early Kashmir needs a special mention. His Book, “A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil” has 24 colored illustrated artwork. We share a few of his best sketches from his book. … More 16 never seen vivid illustrative pictures of Kashmir that will enthral you
The Himalayas have captured people’s imaginations for centuries. It’s a region of stunning landscapes and incredible diversity. Stretching over 2,500km, the Himalayas is home to millions of people and hundreds of unique species. Despite its rugged reputation, the Himalayas is a mosaic of fragile environments that face a range of challenges. On this week preceding the World Environment Day, we focus on the most endangered Himalayan Wildlife. We list 6 most vulnerable species that reside in the Himalayas that needs special mention (and your attention). … More 6 most vulnerable Himalayan Wildlife that needs your help
India witnessed the most severe forest fires in a decade this year. Frequent surface fire is a matter of concern. These Forests of Uttarakhand have been repeatedly burned and is subjected to severe environmental damage. .With fresh rainfall, the fires have been completely doused in Uttarakhand. A total of 1,681 forest fires incidents in Uttarakhand, has claimed nine lives and ravaged 3,739 hectares of forest land. Now that the Forest Fires are under control, let’s reflect on 6 important lessons learned from this natural catastrophe. … More 6 lessons to learn from Uttarakhand Forest Fire
The popularity of Guided Trekking in India has seen an upward trend. While many trek organizers have learned the importance of keeping the trail clean, it has not translated into a success. Roopkund Trek is one that needs a breather from commercial trekking. Blatant big sized trekking has taken the shine out of this trekking hotspot. Do we need to rethink the way we trek? Read more to find out. … More Why Guided Trekking in India needs regulations
A Facebook picture post of the Garhwali Ranges from Ganges Canal around Roorkee outskirts took many people by surprise. How can these peaks (150 ‘as the crow flies’ kilometers away) be visible? Can this be real? Read more to find out. … More Is Roorkee Ganges Canal Mountain view for real?