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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 – May 2018

Chitkul to Harsil/Gangotri trek Lamkhaga Pass (5282m) (Chitkul to Harsil), May 2018This Himalayan high pass divides Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh from Uttarakhand in India. We followed the following route:Day 1: Chitkul to Rani KandaDay 2: Rani Kanda to DumtiDay 3: Dumti to GundarDay 4: Gundar to Lamkhaga advance base camp (Kinnaur side) (One may break this …

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Lamkhaga photostory

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 villages of Chitkul in Baspa valley (Kinnaur, Himachal) to Harshil (Gangotri region, Uttarakhand) through some of the remote regions, usually not accessible for the civilians. The amount of fresh, deep snow …

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Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek blog[Charang-La 5270m]

Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek [Charang-La 5270m] – June 2014 expedition Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama trek blog. Otherwise called Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama, this trek is circumambulation 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 …

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Snow Leopards resting in a cave | Kibber wildlife sanctuary

Spiti snow leopard trail | Winter in Kinnaur & Spiti | Raacho Trekkers

Winter Spiti Snow Leopard Trail: Winter in Kinnaur & Spiti valley For summertime tourists, it may feel bizarre to travel Kinnaur and Spiti in the winter, but for a die-hard mountain lover, with a goal to unplug and get off-grid, the remote ranges of Greater Himalaya and Zanskar Himalaya are winter refuge and a peaceful …

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Lamkhaga pass trek blog – May 2018

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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The Three passes trek June 2018 | Patangini – Auden’s Col – Mayali pass

The Three passes trek June 2018 Patangini – Auden’s – Mayali pass 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 …

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Lamkhaga pass trek | In the footsteps of Marco Pallis | Raacho Trekkers

Lamkhaga pass blog by Rohit Bhat [Chitkul to Harsil via Lamkhaga Pass (5284mtr).  MAY – June 2015 ] ITINERARY : 28th May: Reach Base Camp Chitkul by road from Shimla Trek Starts: 29th May: Chitkul (3435 meters) to Nagasthi – Rani Kanda (3700 meters) 10 km 5 hr trek. 30th May: Rani Kanda to Dumti (4050 …

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Kalpa-Charang winter walks | Winter in Kinnaur

Winter in Kinnaur |  Kalpa-Charang winter walks by Saurabh Tiwari 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 …

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