Markha valley – the best teahouse trek in the Indian Himalayas

markha valley

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

Barot valley – a gem in Himachal

Last weekend, visited Barot valley in Himachal Pradesh. Barot is a small town away from the hustle bustle of other touristy “hill stations” in Himachal. There isn’t much mention of this place over the internet and based on the handful of posts I could find about this, it was clear that this was a place… Continue reading Barot valley – a gem in Himachal

Incredible Spiti – a road trip

Spiti, literally meaning “the middle land” between India and Tibet, is a desert mountain valley and the whole region is one of the least populated regions of India. I did a (lazy) photo blog after coming back from Spiti but never sat down and wrote this detailed post. Finally writing it, hoping this should help… Continue reading Incredible Spiti – a road trip