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
“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
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
In January 2016, two Jeep enthusiasts from Shimla drove all the way to Chanshal Ghati in tricky snow conditions. The hardship they endured to reach Chanshal Ghati was rewarded by the unprecedented views. They conquered the banished Brute that is Chanshal Ghati. … More Himalayan Winter Jeep Safari : Conquering Chanshal Ghati