Meet Sameeksha, from Kalpa. She’s three yr old. We call her Simi, and she calls me Mamu. Simi is so dear to her parents that her Mom and Dad have told me so many stories about how she’s so important for them including the fact that they had planned her name which is a combination… Continue reading Say Hello to Sameeksha, from Kalpa
[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.
I’m feeling thirsty as I make my way on a narrow path, towards the destination I’m aiming to reach today. There is fresh snow as far as eyes go. It’s onset of Spring here in Annapurna region of the Nepal Himalayas. What an amazing time to be here. At one place a few feet away,… Continue reading 2016 – My 100 days in the Himalayas, Part-1
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
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
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