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Roopkund Chronicles – Day 6 Pathar Nachauni to Loharjung

Day 6: October 3 On May 12, 2005, high-altitude mountaineer Ed Viesturs reached the summit of Annapurna, the deadliest mountain in the world in terms of summit-to-kill ratio. In doing so, he became the first American and the sixth person ever to clim...

Roopkund Chronicles – Day 5: Summit Day

Day 5: October 2 What had become one of the longest days of my life would also become one of the most memorable days …. considering the way it all kicked off in the wee dark hours of a cold October morning. Today is the day we had been waiting for,...

Roopkund Chronicles – Day 4: Pathar Nachauni to Bhagwabasa

Having slept like a log through the night, I woke to the unmistakable sound of light rain falling on the walls of the tent. Not exactly music to the ears knowing that the morning’s hike upwards was now going to be done in the wet and slush. We...

Roopkund Chronicles – Day 3 – Ali Bugyal to Pathar Nachauni

Day 3: September 30 After a night of tossing and turning, we woke up at the crack of dawn. Imagine waking up and rolling out of bed to be greeted by a misty mountain view, with the sun peeping out and pink skies above you. Well, in a tent you do not...

Roopkund Chronicles – Day 2 – Didna to Ali Bugyal

September 29, 2014 We woke with the consciousness that we were into Day 2 of the trek. Though a bit chilly, we knew it was going to be a much warmer morning as compared to the ones we will wake up to in the next few days. There was yet another consol...

58th Day (The End)

On 14 February 2009 we set out from kibbutz Dan on Israel's Northern border, unsure of what lay ahead, thinking that we would be finished in 4 years. And here we were, 22 March 2016, on our way to the last leg of our journey. This gives the term "fas...
by Israel National Trail on Apr 2, 2016

Epilogue

Yoni Garry and I have a Whattsapp group that is named "the shvil pensioners". Besides the self-deprecating name and insight into the centrality the shvil has\had to our friendship, we now indeed are shvil pensioners. But as we all know, life doesn't...
by Israel National Trail on Apr 2, 2016

Roopkund Chronicles Day – 1 Loharjung to Didna

Now, if you were to ask me just which were the most memorable moments of the whole Roopkund trek, I wouldn’t have to think too hard. Crawling out of the rajai on the first morning and staggering out on to the balcony in the morning chill to see th...

Roopkund Chronicles – Prologue

Amidst the blinding white lay a clump of bones, propped up more inelegantly than it ever had been inside of a human frame, ages ago. Just how it came to pass that it still lay there in fresh snow in front of a troop of panting but relieved trekkers...

Roopkund Chronicles – Day 0 Kathgodam to Loharjung

Most high altitude treks start with trepidation more than preparation, budgeting, finding the right operator and, no less, getting the right group of co-trekkers. Ours too was no different. The question we asked ourselves was not long and was a hard...

6 of the most beautiful treks in Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (to call it by its official name), is located in South Asia in a landlocked country located along the Himalayas and bordered to the north by China and to the south, east, and west by India.....
by Globalgrasshopper on Mar 18, 2016

Shoeless in Kudremukh

We had been walking through the slush for over five hours now. Wading would have been the ideal word. A sudden spell of bizarre weather had turned the undulating verdant green hills into a booby trap. Bizarre weather!!! So what else would you expect...

The most beautiful treks in Peru

Few places strike excitement into the heart of the intrepid explorer like Peru does. It features heavily on nearly everyone’s bucket list and is consistently pigeon-holed into the category of holidays known elusively as 'the trip of a lifetime!' Bu...
by Globalgrasshopper on Jun 12, 2015

Hoch hinaus in Nepal

Der touristische Markt in Nepal ist ein vergleichsweise ein kleiner, aber dennoch ein hart umkämpfter. […]...
by Globetrotter-Info on Jan 12, 2015

Tips for Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

If you’re travelling all the way up to Sapa, you’re likely thinking of going trekking. This is, after all, one of the most scenic regions of Northern Vietnam, and if there is one thing the frontier town of Sapa is known for, it’...
by That Backpacker on Oct 23, 2014

Dalhousie Trip Itinerary and Attractions

         Recently did a family Trip to Dalhousie on the Gandhi Jayanti-Dusshera weekend 1st-6th October 2014. Though I have done Dalhousie trips previously also with clients, but this time could really explore the whole regio...
by Travel around Delhi India on Oct 10, 2014

Pukaskwa Coastal Hike – Prep and Planning

Preparing for the Pukaskwa Coastal Hike on the north shore of Lake Superior can be daunting. Situated on the wildest shore of all the great lakes, this is one of the toughest coastal hikes in all of Canada. Unlike many of our treks around the world,...
by theplanetd on Sep 18, 2014

Taking on Winter in Canada’s Arctic Watershed, Our Greatest Challenge Yet

When we started our Travel Blog back in 2008. We were feeling unfulfilled with our lives and needed a change from our careers in the film business. Back then, we weren’t sure if we’d ever been able to leave our jobs to follow our dream of...
by theplanetd on Mar 3, 2014

National Monument- Utah's Natural Bridges

The Utah landscape is so rugged that its hard to imagine what lies in those mysterious canyons. Where do these canyons lead you?! When do the dry river floods in a flash? At the elevation of 6,500ft above sea level intermittent rivers have carved can...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Feb 2, 2014

Four beach treks in Karnataka you must do!

This post is dedicated to beach junkies............Have you heard of beach trek? You might have and possibly would have also done one. The coast of Karnataka in South India has some excellent and unspoilt beaches. Each one is unique which m...
by India Travel Blog on Jan 31, 2014


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