Why I took a sabbatical from my great going job.

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[This post, my reflection on why I’m doing what I’m doing, is in part inspired from Simon Sinek’s Start with Why.] “Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” “Because it’s there”. That was the answer, a truthful retort, by the mountaineer George Mallory, which has since become a popular quote in mountaineering. I certainly… Continue reading Why I took a sabbatical from my great going job.

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Markha valley – the best teahouse trek in the Indian Himalayas

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Markha valley is the closest you get to classic Annapurna circuit style tea-house trek in India. I hiked Markha valley in late September which is end of the season here. The video at the bottom of this post shows a glimpse of the whole experience.   The stark contrast of colors created by green fields… Continue reading Markha valley – the best teahouse trek in the Indian Himalayas

Annapurna circuit – background and preparation

In March 2016, I finally did get to make one of my long awaited complete disconnect from everything back home. This post is to share some background and the preparation I did for the Annapurna circuit + Annapurna base camp treks in Nepal. I wanted to write a book on the whole Nepal experience but… Continue reading Annapurna circuit – background and preparation

solo adventure trip to Pabbar valley, Chanshal pass

On the long weekend of last Christmas, I wanted to make a bike trip somewhere. Riding bike was important this time. To give a brief background, 25th December, 2014 was that fateful day when I met a bike accident and had my right shoulder fractured. I was on bed rest for next full month and even… Continue reading solo adventure trip to Pabbar valley, Chanshal pass