Look Down. Breathe Deeply. Keep Walking

There’s nothing that a cup of coffee couldn’t solve. My sister would solemnly agree with me here. Coffee’s problem solving capability is one of the few things that my sister and I agree to. There were two things that made my breakfast coffee very special up in the mountains: Watching the mountains and having my breakfast. […]

Toh Chalein to Jwara

In case you missed, read the first part of Hampta Pass Trek : It’s okay to fall, but fall with grace While we had our breakfast and waited for our lunch to get ready, there was just one thing I had my eyes for, miles and miles of rolling mountains. They were endlessly green, dotted with Pine […]

It’s okay to fall, but fall with grace

6th August, 2016, 1700 hrs “What is trekking?”, asked our Trek Leader (TL) Mayank Mathur from IndiaHikes (IH) as we were gathered at “Wildlife Information & Interpretation Centre” in Manali for our briefing of trek to Hampta Pass tomorrow (7th August, 2016). To answer the question, trekking is nothing but walking and breathing. And that’s […]

While I watch them take their first steps

This is going to be a two-part article. Part two coming soon! It was not until I saw the Konkan coastline that I could believe that finally I was going to make it to the village of Velas in Ratnagiri. Little did I know it was just a start of 2 days I am never going […]

Walking in Moonlight: Trekking K2S

They say it’s hard to forget your firsts. Your first Cycle. Your first school. Your first friend in the new city. Your first job. Your first paycheck. And the list goes on. That’s the reason I will never forget my first trek, ever. My first trek. In the moonlight. I had always been enchanted by the mountains, hills. I […]