Snow Leopard Photography Tour : Spiti Valley’s Kibber WLS

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

It may feel bizarre — and equally fascinating — 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…

Sangla village of Baspa valley Kinnaur

Amazing exteriors in the monastery in Bairing Nag temple complex. Temples in Kinnaur are beautiful blend of Tibetan architecture and local Kath-Kuni architechture

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 18th of May,…

Lamkhaga Pass Trek Blog – May 2018 Expedition

Jalandhari Gad amphitheater

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…

Lamkhaga photostory: The Chitkul-Harsil Trek

Witnessing the onset of autumn in the Himalayas! Lovely contrast of fall colors against the snowy summits with clear blue skies, something I didn't expect before the 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…

Kinnaur Kailash Trek Blog

Charang - La base camp

Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek Otherwise called Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama, this trek is circumambulation (parikrama) around the 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 from the pilgrimage perspective.1) Kinnaur Kailash…

Lamkhaga Pass Trek – May 2018 Expedition Blog

Jalandhari Gad amphitheater

Chitkul to Gangotri/Harsil 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:–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 camp 1 and next day…

Auden’s Col Expedition & Khatling Glacier Trek Blog

The day after Auden's Col on khatling glacier

Patangini>Auden’s Col>Khatling Glacier Trek Expedition 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 year 1939. It connects the mountain…

Lamkhaga Pass Trek Expedition blog

That morning! Ranikanda meadows [Lamkhaga pass trek expedition 2015]

Lamkhaga Pass Trek log | In The Footsteps Of Marco Pallis 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…

Kalpa & Charang Snow Hikes | Winter in Kinnaur

Snowy peaks of Kinnaur Kailash towering over Chini village --blanketed by fresh snow-- of Kalpa.

After a long delay, I’m finally posting pics of our winter trip to Kinnaur — i.e. Kalpa (Chini village), Charang Village & the Charang Rangrik Monastery of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. Charang village is the last village on the Indo-China Border. The last ITBP post is located in this village. Wintertime in Kinnaur  For the city folks,…

Baspa Valley Kinnaur: Valley Of Brimming Beauty

In the western Himalayas, bordering along with Tibet and Garhwal, the Baspa valley—also called Sangla valley—of Kinnaur has been open to visitors since the early 90s. The valley got its name from the Baspa river which originates from Chung Sakhago pass and meanders for around 30 km before meeting Satluj on its left bank near…