Tag : Himalaya

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The Famous Himalayan Flower: Rhododendron Benefits

All about Rhododendron: The Himalayas are home to a spring of flora and fauna. While there are countless species found in the belt, one of the most striking ones while trekking in Nepal is that of Rhododendron. Varying in sizes and colors, over thirty species of these are found in the gorgeous Himalayan stretch. Rhododendron benefits are known to man for long now. Found in abundance in Asia and spread through Nepal, many trekkers must have seen Nepalese children munching […]

Is it safe for women to go for a trek in the Himalaya

Is it safe for women to trek in the Himalaya?

A solo hike to the Himalayas can seem really intimidating, but not if you know how to take care of yourself. It’s okay to be a little nervous as these trails are not easy to tread, but as the jitters set in, you must know how to take of yourself too. Let’s make your trek a sweet experience to remember. Do’s Safety first: Remember, your safety is in your hands. Thus, do a thorough analysis of your travel plan and […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Trek in the Himalaya

First Trek-Ready-Get Set-Go! Excited for your first trek in the Himalaya? Bet you have your backpack, shoes and daredevil spirit ready, but are you actually physically fit to take the leap? While there are a lot of factors to be considered before your first trek, let us help you get physically fit first. PREPARATION: Why?   Physical fitness is key to enjoying the trek to the fullest, more so for first timers. You have to familiarize yourself with the bout […]

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On Climbing a Mountain

The closest I’ve come to meditating is while climbing a mountain.  Burdens strapped tight on the back, braving the chill in the thin air, and the stabs on your lungs.  Head turned down, watching every step intently and reveling in the mild surprise of having come this far. The painful gasping for that precious breath of air, as your head grows dizzy, and knowing that you have to take that one last step, maybe one more.  The rhythm that your […]

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Why is the Snow Leopard so Elusive?

The magnificent snow leopard: Snow leopard, the magnificent cat with its gorgeous fur is a mysterious animal. It is found in the Central and South Asian mountains. It can easily adapt to high altitudes, thus making the barren stretches and dry climates of the mountains an ideal home. The much sought after an animal of the cat family is an endangered species with about four to six thousand of them left in the world. It survives in cold climates with […]

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Annapurna Circuit Trek – A First Person Account

Annapurna Circuit Trek | A First Person Account – 2016 was coming to an end and I was hoping to close the year on a high. YouTube videos on mountaineering left a craving to trek in the Himalayas and I set out to fulfill my dreams. My childhood friend had recently quit from his start-up & decided to follow his passion: mountains. He did six consecutive treks in Uttarakhand! A couple of calls and web digging later, both of us […]

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12 Best Mountaineering Books of All Time

If you love Mountains and you are aspiring mountaineer, you should read these 12 best mountaineering books of all the time. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival -Joe Simpson In 1985, two young climbers, Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey) and Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron), set out to be the first to reach the summit of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They succeed, and the two embark on the treacherous descent down the mountain only […]

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Musings from the Mountains: Postcards from Kuari pass and Pangarchulla Peak Trek

“Once on his feet, though, man does not stay where he is. ” ― Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking Musings from the Mountains: Postcard from Kuari Pass Pangarchulla Peak. I was first introduced to the Himalaya in 1992 when I was merely 5 years old and as part of our annual summer sojourn we had moved to Himachal Pradesh for about a month to stay at my uncle’s place in Shimla.  Shimla back then was relatively quiet town compared to the mad rush […]

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