Parang-La Pass Trek Log

Zanskar peaks towering over the Tso Moriri lake

On my return to Mud village of Spiti valley (from the Pin-Parvati trek), I was surprised to find Simon, a traveller from the UK (Birmingham), still staying at Mud.  He was there for the past 10 days. The next day, on 4th Aug, after an early breakfast, I caught the 7 AM bus (along with… Continue reading Parang-La Pass Trek Log

Manirang Pass Trek Log

Manirang Pass Trek Itinerary Day 1: Mud Village to Mane. Mane village to Manirang base camp  2nd of August Took a bus from Mud village to Mane village.  Trekked to Manirang Base camp near Mor Nala (a stream or rivulet). Coordinates (lat 31.97792N, long 78.31715E).  Day 2: Manirang base camp to advance base camp 3rd… Continue reading Manirang Pass Trek Log

Crossing the Himalayas: From Leh To Kathmandu

The 28-year-old French adventurer Eliott Schonfeld, winner of the GEO Adventure contest, crossed the Himalayan chains on foot and on horseback from August to December 2017. After four and a half months of trudging in trans-Himalaya, he gradually got rid of the modern comforts & paraphernalia. The aim was to replace the products of modern… Continue reading Crossing the Himalayas: From Leh To Kathmandu

Exploration Of Peaks in Kinnaur & Spiti Valley of Indian Himalaya

We went to Kinnaur and Spiti region in the summer of 2014 to explore the untrodden virgin peaks. Our expedition team consists of five members, Akira Taniguchi, Masahiro Fukumoto, Masayasu Murakami, Etsuko Kobayashi, and Kimikazu Sakamoto (Leader). We are so much interested in the Spiti area, being impressed with the book “Spiti – Adventure in… Continue reading Exploration Of Peaks in Kinnaur & Spiti Valley of Indian Himalaya

My solo trip to Spiti Valley in Winter

Better late than never. After multiple attempts to convince my parents, I finally completed my FIRST ever solo trip to Spiti valley in frigid winters. Like every first thing, it was special. So, I chose a special destination for this, SPITI Valley. Yes, the most beautiful, serene, and one of the most exotic places in… Continue reading My solo trip to Spiti Valley in Winter

How Lamkhaga Pass Trek Made Chitkul Worth Visiting?

On top of the Lamkhaga pass

The Lamkhaga pass trekking is an amazing but exhausting experience. We trekked through beautiful villages, farm terraces, river streams, forests, and suspension bridges. Jaw-dropping views compensated for the boulder-strewn terrain & strenuous climb. 8 to 12 hours of trekking on average every day. Lamkhaga Pass The route to the Lamkhaga Pass is exceptionally scenic with… Continue reading How Lamkhaga Pass Trek Made Chitkul Worth Visiting?

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

This picture was taken while crossing the infamous Khatling Glacier after (safely) descending from Auden's Col. We got a clear window of couple of days to safely negotiate glacier in relatively good weather.

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

Snow Leopard Photography Tour : Spiti Valley’s Kibber WLS

The Trinity | Snow Leopards resting in a cave | Kibber wildlife sanctuary

It may feel bizarre to drive to Kinnaur and Spiti valley during wintertime, but for a die-hard solitude seeker — with a goal to unplug and get off-grid, spot endangered Snow leopards & other rare wildlife in Kibber wildlife sanctuary and learn how the people of Spiti valley survive in freezing sub-zero temperatures — the… Continue reading Snow Leopard Photography Tour : Spiti Valley’s Kibber WLS

Smitten by Sangla village of Kinnaur

Sangla – A blend of culture and natural beauty

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 Chitkul village in Sangla valley before our Lamkhaga Pass trek in May 2017, thanks to the impeccable planning of Gautam Baliga ji. On the… Continue reading Smitten by Sangla village of Kinnaur