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My Thoughts on medium altitude sleeping bags from Zanskar Equipment

 For amateur enthusiasts like me , the thought of preparing for a medium size trek into winter regions can be quite mind boggling. What needs to be taken and what need not is one aspect of the entire picture but then there is also the fact as to which brand or model should be the

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In case you decide to visit “Hidden Benaras ” – Guptkashi

It was the early winters of 2015 when I first laid my eyes on the holy temple town of Guptkashi, when I first heard the name Guptkashi, I was confused on many occasions as to where was this place and why was it named so intermixing it with Uttarkashi. Since 2015 I have visited this

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My review of the Sunwayman T20 CS Flashlight

Road trips or hikes, one of the critical component of any of these is the hand held flashlight. It is of utmost important that this accessory be capable & competent to fulfill any requirement that it is thrust upon during the activity. Today I would be speaking about the flashlight that I have been using

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Nandikund: The Garhwal Himalaya (Sequel I)

  Few among us are born restless, destined to reach out into the unknown. They do not know how to sit still; the calling is always upon them. To push the concept of “what is expected” is what always plays on their mind. I think I belong to this breed, for omnipresent is this urge

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Belief & Faith : The Paanch Kedar , a trek into the less visited trails

The Garhwal Himalaya situated in the Indian Subcontinent can be related to be very close to the Gods. The air out here is fragrant and spiritual. The snow clad peaks and the gurgling historical rivers like the Ganges, Bhagirathi emerge from here. As one sees all this, it is easy to imagine that this place

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UTTARAKHAND : AN ODE TO THE HIMALAYA AND SPIRITUALITY

I have made a list of places that I wish to visit, its an amateur list and keeps on changing. After my visit to Ladakh last year I was thinking of a trip to South India   and then maybe later someday in the coming years I would visit Uttarakhand. But as the saying goes

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What’s in my backpack !!!!

What should I pack for the upcoming trek? It is going to be a multi-day trek , so how do I find the right combination between essential , desirable , weight carrying capacity and the correct frame of mind to enjoy the scenic vistas with the backpack on my back. I had all these queries

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Sojourn to Garhwal Himalayan Hideaways and the Enchanted Lake : Chopta and Deoriyaa Taal

Uttarakhand, the moment this name figures in conversations the primary thoughts that run through the mind are two: Himalaya and Spiritual Belief.  This state has been the focal point for the above two factors right from the ancient times. It has been the gateway to spiritual belief and becoming one with nature right from the

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Mandini n Monsoons : The Hidden Garhwal Sojourn

Prologue : The Mahindra Spacio shuffled along the path , rugged in its looks and behaviour for it had spent its life in these mountains on broken roads and was on familiar ground . The 14 occupants including the driver crammed inside each having the same thought of a successful arrival at the destination Joshimath

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Trek to the Lake of Truth : Satopanth

This is the concluding part of a two trek combined sojourn, wherein the first segment dealt with the trek to Mandini Valley and beyond in order to see the flowering of the alpine flowering plants which are rare and not seen outside the Himalayan Region in the Garhwal segment during peak monsoon. The concluding segment

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