4 outstanding Alpine climbs of 2016 in the Indian Himalayas you should know about

Mountaineering in India benefited from an immediate injection of climbing pedigree brought forth by a few decorated ascensionists in 2016. While the compass of many mountaineers remained fixed on Everest, there are a few who chose arduous climbs over famed Himalayan peaks. We list 4 most significant, innovative ascents during 2016 in the Indian Himalayas. They make the cut for their groundbreaking new routes and first free ascents feat. … More 4 outstanding Alpine climbs of 2016 in the Indian Himalayas you should know about

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3 picture stories of Children of Spiti that will make your heart melt

“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

Astonishing glimpse into an ancient fire festival in Malana

A torchlight procession in Malana village evokes an imagery of exoticism of the Orient. One can be hoodwinked in relating this fiery congregation with the infamous Ku Klux Klan. Take a second look and a group of villagers is seen rejoicing Fagdi mela, one of their two biggest festivals.

Read more about this astonishing ancient fire festival of the famous Himalayan Hamlet. … More Astonishing glimpse into an ancient fire festival in Malana