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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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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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Hiking the Annapurna Circuit – A Photo Story from an Indian Perspective

“The mountains had bestowed on us their beauties, and we adored them with a child’s simplicity and revered them with a monk’s veneration of the divine. “ — Maurice Herzog, Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak After over 2.5 months of Hiking in Uttarakhand, I had a short window to pay a visit to the mecca of Himalayan Kingdom — Nepal, before the snow gods blocked all passages into this divine territory. Read Photo Story from my Perspective, […]

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Smiles of a Thousand Miles | Short Film | First Pilgrim Originals

Smiles Of A Thousand Miles – John Muir, an American naturalist once said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over- civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” According to WHO report, 8 Crore people are suffering from depression and anxiety disorders in India. This is a small effort from our side to put a smile on people faces in this rather stressful world. In the multiple trips to the […]

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Hiking the Roopkund Trail 

Hiking the Roopkund Trail: I always feel at home when involved in an expedition in the Himalaya. I’m the best version of myself when climbing the high passes, or strolling in the deep chasms! It was late July 2016 and I was just back from the epic 3-week bicycle Expedition in Ladakh. I wanted to join my friend Torres who was heading for a cycle trip Mongolia in September but work commitments and expensive Air China Flight tickets just didn’t […]

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