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  • Cycling the Sach Pass - 2.0
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  01 October 2016

    At 4,420 meters Sach pass is not among the highest ‘motorable’ passes in the country, but it is certainly one of the steepest and one of toughest to bicycle across. A couple of years ago,...

  • Cycling across the Sach Pass, Himachal Pradesh
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  07 August 2012

    Perhaps more appropriate to say ‘trying to’ cycle across the Sach Pass. And failing. We did our best, under the circumstances, and failed. No shame in that! 15 odd kilometers short of the Sach pass...

  • Trekking across the Buran Pass, Himachal
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  08 September 2011

    She knew. I could tell she knew that I was in pain. I had been making sure that the violent negotiations between my calves and knees were kept to, well, myself. But she could see...

  • Hiking in the Spiti valley
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  10 July 2010

    In June I traveled almost the entire length of the Spiti valley in the ‘European backpacker’ style. Using local buses (non-a/c with non-reclining seats), hitching rides, and hiking– from village to village and from monastery...

  • Cycling trip across the Jalori Pass, Himachal Pradesh
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  30 August 2009

    Day one is always hard. But staying the night at Raju bharti’s guest house in Gushani more than made up for it. Lovely family to stay with and an absolutely gorgeous place too. On day...

  • Trek to Chandratal -- the moon lake
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  17 May 2008

    Freezing temperatures, mutinous children and kindergarten values Educational consultant Ajay Jaiman, 40, trekked to Chandratal over the Dussehra break last year with three other families—the Bhattacharyas, the Chopras and the Chakrabartis—ranging in age from 7...

  • Sailing through Spiti (Part II)
    by Arti Jaiman  |  26 June 2006

    It’s freezing cold when we leave Losar. The guest house chowkidar tells us the temperature at night is normally sub-zero. So, on that cheerful note, we leave behind Losar’s square white houses, their roofs trimmed...

  • Spiti: Swirling box of crayons (Part I)
    by Arti Jaiman  |  21 June 2006

    Spiti has been hovering in our travel consciousness for a while now. We’ve been hovering near Spiti too, but somehow we’ve never quite made it. Last year we reached as close as Kalpa, about 12...

  • Trekking to Beas Kund
    by Arti Jaiman  |  19 June 2006

    Seven adults, five kids take a trek to Beas Kund, moving away from the trodden path and opting instead for a route that is spectacular, challenging, and at times, downright tricky. The oldest beyond 40;...

  • Bhaji on the bypass
    by Arti Jaiman  |  24 April 2006

    We’re on our way to peace, quiet and stupendous views of the Himalayas in the distant hill station of Kausani in Uttaranchal. Barely an hour out of Delhi, and the cow belt hits you, literally....

  • Driving round the bends in Himachal
    by Ajay Jaiman  |  29 September 2005

    M iddle-age has its symptoms. In my case, I sense an old flame flaring up. My passion for travel, especially to the mountains, is getting a fresh supply of oxygen with each passing year. Every...