Beas Kund : A breathtaking trek to the awe-inspiring origin of River Beas

Originally posted on wandering wonders…:
the Utopian fairy-land of Bhakar Thatch Its been quite a few days since we came back from this trek (I did not put any adjective for this trek as I am sure none would convey what I am feeling) and ever since I have been thinking what exactly can I…

In Pictures : Pin Bhaba, a mini Pin Parvati Pass Trek in the making

To put it in perspective, Pin Bhaba Pass is a ‘Mini Pin Parvati Pass’ Trek in the making. It captures all the exciting aspect of Pin Parvati Trek in a shorter time span. It is power packed with a stark contrast of an evergreen Bhaba Valley of Kinnaur and the mysterious Cold Desert of Pin Valley. It has picturesque camping grounds that are only inhabited by passing shepherd folks. Route finding, river crossing, traversing a near 5,000-meter snow pass is routine. The views from the pass are identical to what one gets from Pin Parvati Pass. In just 5 days of trekking, you get the money worth of an 11-day expedition trek that is Pin Parvati. … More In Pictures : Pin Bhaba, a mini Pin Parvati Pass Trek in the making

Having fun with Verne The Himalayas

Finding the Himalayan Neverland has never been so easy now than ever before. Thanks to Google’s latest experimental App that makes exploring the Himalayas super fun for kids and adults alike. With Google’s new android App, exploring the Himalayas will never be boring again. Google has created something that’s as educational as it’s fun. We investigate … More Having fun with Verne The Himalayas

The most beautiful vantage point of Spiti you didn’t know existed

Spiti is one destination that is full of beautiful scenery that you’ve probably never laid eyes on — until now. Undaunted we proceed to tell you about one of the most visually stunning location in Spiti very few know about. Read further to find out about this secret location. … More The most beautiful vantage point of Spiti you didn’t know existed

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

5 reasons why Kanamo Peak is not an attractive alternative to the popular Stok Kangri

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

5 Important things to consider before undertaking Valley Of Flowers Trek

Originally posted on Curated Experiences & Impressions!:
Valley of Flowers, seems to have become the most sought after trek  in India over the last few years. I first heard about this trek in 2007. Being a nature lover, it captured my mind space and became a must visit place for me. After “last-minute” cancellations both…

16 never seen vivid illustrative pictures of Kashmir that will enthral you

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

3 raw treks around Valley of Flowers that will surprise you

There are two types of trekkers. One that trek to Valley of Flowers and call it a day. The other who trek to nearby hidden lakes, passes, and high-altitude ice fields. Needless to say, there is more to explore around the Valley of Flowers than you think. We share with you three such Treks that let you experience the raw grandeur of Himalayas. … More 3 raw treks around Valley of Flowers that will surprise you