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Why Auden’s Col Trek Should Be On #1 Expedition Trek List?

Last 25 days I have been to the most exotic yet most secluded corners of Indian Himalayas. I have hiked and climbed one of the most challenging and dangerous regions during this expedition. I was extremely lucky to witness some incredible landscapes and was lucky to see it’s fascinating yet unique wildlife. Auden’s Col Expedition …

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Snow Leopards resting in a cave of Kibber wildlife sanctuary

Spiti Snow Leopard Trail: Winter & Wildlife in Spiti & Kinnaur

It may feel bizarre to drive to Kinnaur and Spiti valley during wintertime, but for a die-hard mountain lover, with a goal to unplug and get off-grid, the winterscapes of the  Spiti and Kinnaur Himalaya are a true refuge and a place for the mindful pause. Winter Spiti Snow Leopard Trail The winter trip to …

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Smitten by Sangla | Sangla village of Kinnaur | Raacho trekkers

Smitten by Sangla Visiting Kinnaur and spending some time with the locals was high on my bucket list for a long time. Finally, I got a chance to check out the Sangla valley before our Lamkhaga Pass trek in May 2017, thanks to the impeccable planning of Gautam Baliga ji. On the 18th of May, …

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Lamkhaga Pass Trek Blog – May 2018 Expedition

Chitkul to Harsil/Gangotri trek Lamkhaga Pass (5282m) (Chitkul to Harsil), May 2018 The trek starts from the last village of Kinnaur, Himachal and ends at Harsil in the Gangotri valley of Uttrakhand. That is why, the Lamkhaga pass trek is also known as Chitkul to Gangotri trek or vice versa.  This Himalayan high pass divides …

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Lamkhaga photostory: The Chitkul-Harsil Trek

Lamkhaga photoblog Lamkhaga Pass (5284m) is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks I’ve done so far. This 8-day trek connects the beautiful village of Chitkul in Sangla or Baspa valley of Kinnaur, Himachal to Harshil (Gangotri region, Uttarakhand) through some of the remote regions, usually not accessible for the civilians. The amount of …

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Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek Blog

Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek [Charang-La 5270m] – June 2014 expedition blog Otherwise called Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama, this trek is circumambulation(parikrama) around holy Kinnaur Kailash Range. Kinnaur Kailash is one of the 5 Kailash a Shiv Bhakt must-visit (others being Shrikhand Mahadev, Manimahesh Kailash, Adi Kailash, and Kailash Mansarovar). Kinnaur Kailash itself has two important routes …

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Lamkhaga Pass Trek – May 2018 Expedition Blog

Chitkul to Gangotri/Harsil Trek Lamkhaga Pass (5282m) (Chitkul to Harsil), May 2018 This Himalayan high pass divides Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh from Uttarakhand in India. We followed the following route: –Chitkul to Rani Kanda -Rani Kanda to Dhumti -Dhumti to Gundar -Gundar to Lamkhaga advance base camp (Kinnaur side) (One may break this climb till base …

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Auden’s Col Trek: Khatling Glacier Trek Expedition Blog

Patangini>Auden’s Col>Khatling Glacier Trek Expedition The Three Passes Trek June 2018 Auden’s Col is a mountain pass, it is approachable from Gangotri and one can trek up to Kedarnath following Auden’s Col and Khatling glacier. Auden’s Col gets its name from J B Auden, a famous British geologist. He first explored the region in the …

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Lamkhaga Pass Trek | In The Footsteps Of Marco Pallis

Lamkhaga Pass Trek Blog Chitkul-Gangotri Trek [Chitkul: The last village of Kinnaur, Himachal to Harsil via Lamkhaga Pass (5284mtr)] [MAY – June 2015 ] TREK ITINERARY : 28th May: Reach Base Camp Chitkul by road from Shimla Trek Starts: Day #1 29th May: Chitkul (3435 meters) to Nagasthi – Rani Kanda (3700 meters) 10 km …

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Kalpa-Charang winter walks | Winter in Kinnaur

Winter in Kinnaur  Kalpa-Charang winter walks After a long delay, finally posting pics of our winter trip to Kalpa, Charang & the Rangrik Monastery. Charang is the last village on the Indo-China Border. The last ITBP post is located in this village. For the city folks, the village offers a complete escape from the busy city …

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