Borasu Pass Trek Log [Har-ki-Dun to Chitkul Traverse]

Gargantuan mountains of Baspa valley

On June 30th Kamal and I took a bus from Mussoorie to reach Sankri. We reached Sankri by 4PM. No jeep was available to Taluka village — the last village before Borasu pass — because of the rains. So we walked from Sankri — the last village having electricity supply — to Taluka for a… Continue reading Borasu Pass Trek Log [Har-ki-Dun to Chitkul Traverse]

Chitkul Village – The Last Inhabited Village Of Himachal

I wonder why people who plan to explore the most beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh only end up visiting Shimla or Manali. What a lost opportunity to experience the real beauty of Himachal Pradesh which lies in locations beyond these popular towns.  I was fortunate to visit this amazing place last year, a first-hand experience that… Continue reading Chitkul Village – The Last Inhabited Village Of Himachal

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

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

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… Continue reading Lamkhaga Pass Trek Blog – May 2018 Expedition

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… Continue reading Lamkhaga photostory: The Chitkul-Harsil Trek

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… Continue reading Kinnaur Kailash Trek Blog

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… Continue reading Lamkhaga Pass Trek Expedition blog