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 – 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… Continue reading Lamkhaga Pass Trek – May 2018 Expedition Blog

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, finally posting pics of our winter trip to Kinnaur — i.e. Kalpa(Chini village), Charang Village & the Charang Rangrik Monastery. 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, Charang village offers a complete escape… Continue reading Kalpa & Charang Snow Hikes | Winter in Kinnaur

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… Continue reading Baspa Valley Kinnaur: Valley Of Brimming Beauty

Chaka Meadows Hike – The Kalpa Trek

Views from Chaka meadwos

Chaka meadows are mountain meadows high above Kalpa village of Kinnaur. It is a hike recommended for the ones in tireless twenties who have just started their trekking journey or for the people ones in late forties a time when knees begin to protest against the gradient and you start appreciating the least challenging of… Continue reading Chaka Meadows Hike – The Kalpa Trek

Pin-Bhabha pass trek

Crossing Kara stream , enroute Bhabha pass trek

Pin-Bhabha Pass Bhabha pass is located between the Kinnaur and Pin valley of Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. From the beginning of the trek to the end, one experiences wildly vivid landscapes, people, languages, and religions. Pin valley,Spiti to Bhaba valley crossover Bhabha Pass Trek can be done in either direction, from the Mud village… Continue reading Pin-Bhabha pass trek

Sangla – A Buddhist Town in the lap of Himalayas!

Sangla,Baspa valley,Kinnaur

Sangla village of Kinnaur is a scenic & heavenly Himalayan village revered by travelers and backpackers alike. It is the largest village of the Sangla valley aka Baspa valley and one of the largest in Kinnaur. Located at the middle of the valley and about 18km from the nearest highway i.e NH 05,  it has… Continue reading Sangla – A Buddhist Town in the lap of Himalayas!

Untouched Kinnaur: Rusklang village Of Ropa valley

Ropa valley , Kinnaur banner

Untouched & Unexplored Kinnaur Kinnaur in northeast Himachal, surrounded by Tibet in the east, is the least explored and the second least populous district, after Lahaul & Spiti, in Himachal Pradesh, India. The old Hindustan-Tibet road, the ancient Silk Route, passes through Kinnaur along the banks of Sutlej River. Kinnaur Kailash is a peak (6500… Continue reading Untouched Kinnaur: Rusklang village Of Ropa valley