Bali Pass – Not Just “An Another Trek”

Experience is nothing but a practical contact with events and observations that leave a lasting effect on a person. And a man learns from his experiences which make him plan better in his future endeavors. However for us, hanging on a rope over a vertical drop of over 200 ft while crossing the landslide zone and seeing the cruel side of nature from such a close distance was “The Experience” that actually made us incapable to learn for future and took away last few drops of fear we preserved for the Goat route that we have to measure immediately after the Bali pass Summit. Continue reading “Bali Pass – Not Just “An Another Trek””

Kedarkantha – an amazing journey

Recollecting memories of Kedarkantha Trek (20TH-25TH Dec 2015) - by Anirban Deb-12The journey from Dehradoon Railway station to Sankri on 20th December’15 through the lush green forest still wet with the morning mist and last night’s little snowfall, through the pine forest spreading their branches like a mother spreading arms for her children, witnessing the first few sun-rays peeping over the mountains and filtering through the pores of pine leaves reminded me the quote of Sir Edmund Hillary -“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.” Like Sir Hillary, there are many who expressed their feelings and love towards the mountains for ages. Whatever is said about mountains, good or better or the best, it’s true very people could ignore the call of the mountain when it summoned and was rightly said by John Muir “Mountain is calling and I Must Go”. 

Yes, I must go and I am here today. The preparation and planning started around five months before. I was looking for a winter trek just to experience the extreme weather during winter in the Himalayas and finalized this “Kedarkantha Trek” through M/s Himalaya Trekkers. Kedarkantha Trek, as per many reviews, has one of the prettiest campsites covered with carpet of brown pine leaves along the way and mesmerizes anyone who has the slightest love for nature and mountain. Continue reading “Kedarkantha – an amazing journey”

Roopkund – the skeleton lake

DSC_0421“I had an inheritance from my father
It was the moon & the sun
I can move throughout the world now
The spending of it can never be done”

I always had an infatuation for Mountains…the lush greens, the snow the people have always been a matter of attraction for me. The allure of the snow caps, morning sunrise is impossible to ignore. More so when it is the Himalayas, it takes me to a different world altogether and this time I wanted to experience it with a closer view and thus decided to venture this High Altitude Trekking of Roopkund – the mystery Lake. Roopkund is a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India, lies in the lap of Trishul massif and famous due to hundreds of human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The location is uninhabited and is located at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet).The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow clad mountains, making it a good trekking destination. Continue reading “Roopkund – the skeleton lake”