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Trekking across the Buran Pass, Himachal

Trekking across the Buran Pass, Himachal

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 through it. I was determined to take myself and the 20 kilo pack on my back, safely to wherever the trail ended. This was the last, and particularly gruelling, day of a 6-day-trek across the Buran Pass.
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4 minute read | 772 words


#adventures, #featured, #himachal pradesh, #hiking, #trekking, #walking

Trek to Chandratal -- the moon lake

Trek to Chandratal -- the moon lake

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 to 51. Despite a recent heart attack, which has postponed a high-altitude lake expedition this summer, he has not given up on physically demanding outdoor breaks Click on any image to view an enlarged image gallery I like to be outdoors when on vacation.
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6 minute read | 1229 words


#photography, #photo-features, #adventures, #himachal pradesh, #spiti, #hiking, #trek, #trekking, #walking

Trekking to Beas Kund

Trekking to Beas Kund

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; the youngest a little over 6. On our trekking holiday in Manali, we were joined by our friends, their friends, and two trekking titans. The result: a life-changing, mind-bending, muscle-opening experience that every one is just waiting to revisit.
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27 minute read | 5718 words


#photography, #photo-features, #travel, #adventures, #himachal pradesh, #hiking, #trekking, #walking

Bhaji on the bypass

Bhaji on the bypass

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. Ambling senior citizens, regurgitating a late munch on some roadside grass provide ample experience in zig-zag driving. Cow on the right, swing to the left; tractor approaching on the wrong side, swing to the right; pothole ahoy, bump thump, oops too late, speeding Indica zooming up to kiss its maker, and a truck, swerve to avoid being spread like jam between them.
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6 minute read | 1150 words


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