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The Yuksom - GoeCha La trek in Western Sikkim takes you right under the shadow of the mighty Kanchendzonga, the 3'rd highest mountain in the world. This 7-8 day trek, is one of the more remote and stunning treks in India, taking one through forests of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen...
A circular polarizer (CPL) filter is an important piece of kit in any photographers bag. Especially that of a travel/landscape photographer. In this post we'll examine some tips that will allow you to efficiently share a single CPL filter across many of your lenses.
Wildlife Conservation Society of India has just released their internship/volunteering requirements for 2012. These field workshops will be held at several reserves in Karnataka including Dandeli-Anshi, BRT, Bhadra, Bandipura and Nagarahole. Please check the below post for more details on the...
The Rupin pass trek is without doubt one of the most exciting treks available in the Indian Himalayas. It has so many twists and turns in its plot that it will leave most experienced of trekkers wanting more.
A collection of photos showcasing the beautiful light at Hanle, Ladakh.
Yaye Tso is a fresh water lake nestled in the mountains high above the Mahe village in the Changthang region of Ladakh. Far away from the tourist trail the lake and its surroundings retain their old world charm. I had a delightful experience visiting the place this August and got to spend some...
Learn the simple techniques used by Ladakhi nomads to create a stove in the wild with nothing but the natural materials found all over the plains of Changthang.
In this post I want to start a discussion about the food I carry while trekking and camping out in Ladakh and elsewhere in the Indian Himalayas. My requirements is that the food should be lightweight, compact and most of all healthy and nutritious enough to sustain me for anywhere between a week...
A comprehensive travel guide for getting there, places to stay and things to do at Pangong lake in winters.
A photo journal of my first winter trip to the Tsomoriri lake in Ladakh.

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Encounters with the exotic Tibetan wild ass in Ladakh.
Usually people transport their bikes in cardboard boxes, but i felt that having a dedicated bike bag would be better as it is more compact, has more room for accessories and most of all because of the reason that the bag can be stowed away easily at a left luggage counter or in a hotel and can...
There are days when you are surrounded by so much beauty that you feel privileged, blessed even, to witness it. You walk with a spring in your step, a big grin on your face and the world just feels right again. It is like being in love, maybe even better, because you have none of that 'delicious...
For a long time, during my travels in the mountains, I used look up at the star studded night skies and wonder how anyone could manage to navigate using the stars. There were so damn many of them, espcially on a clear moonless night. So how do you find one little North Star out of so many ?
The Rupin pass trek i did in June 2012 was one of the most terrifying and exhilarating experiences of my life. I did the trek solo despite everyone's objections. My aim was not to cross the pass but to see myself pitted against my fears & self doubts and in that process learn a bit more about...