Bike ride. Leh to Pangong Tso.

Pangong lake bike ride

[Prologue: This is from my first trip to Ladakh. I was with three other friends and we did the Delhi – Srinagar – Ladakh – Manali circuit in a car. The Srinagar-Leh highway as well as Manali-Leh highway are both amazing for road trips with super awesome views, but more on that some other time.]… Continue reading Bike ride. Leh to Pangong Tso.

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

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