Destination: Kashmir

AMARNATH YATRA | PANCHTARNI TO HOLY CAVE

By    December 16th 2015    4 Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

At Panchtarni (Panjtarni) – Altitude 12729ft It was close to four in the afternoon when we reached the Panchtarni camp site. There, camps were set up by the side of river and marked with distinctive numbers. Most of them were capable of accommodating ten persons, though smaller tents also available but less in number. Tariff […]

AMARNATH YATRA | GANESH TOP TO PANCHTARNI

By    December 8th 2015    No Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

Wahbal Top to Ganesh Top (Mahaganus Top) – Distance 2 Kms Our journey to the Ganesh Top began at around 12.30PM from Wahbal Top. It was a steep climb of 1000 feet from there and the distance to cover was only 2 Kms. We saw a group of pilgrims returning and spoke to them. They […]

AMARNATH YATRA | SHESHNAG & WAHBAL (BABBAL) TOP

By    December 1st 2015    4 Comments  Posted in Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

Nagakoti to Sheshnag Lake(11730 ft) – Distance 3 Kms By now, I became familiar with ‘Chamriya’ – the horse I was riding. Occasionally, I too was giving him instructions, “Bach! Bach!” navigating him on the right, and the left. It was pleasing. But alas! No one was to issue me a riding licence. “Sa-ba, aage […]

AMARNATH YATRA | PISHUTOP, ZAJIPAL & NAGAKOTI

By    November 23rd 2015    8 Comments  Posted in India, Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

Pishutop to Zajipal – Distance 5 Kms After carrying to a distance of 3kms from Chandanwari and to an altitude of 11500 ft, we were taken down from the horseback at Pishutop. The toughest climb was now over. The faith in us became stronger and the path did not look scary. The devotees might have […]

AMARNATH YATRA | A JOURNEY OF FAITH | PAHALGAM TO PISHUTOP

By    November 10th 2015    8 Comments  Posted in India, Kashmir, Pilgrimage, Trekking

The Belief Belief is that God of all Gods, Mahadeva, chose Amarnath Cave to disclose the secret of immortality to his second consort Goddess Parvati. To reach the cave, Lord Shiva went through the Pahalgam Chandanwari route. Belief is also that Lord Shiva on the way kept renouncing everything. He left his mount (in Sanskrit: […]