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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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