EBC Trek – Day 1 & 2 – Lukla – Phakding – Toktok

By    February 23rd 2017    13 Comments  Posted in Adventure, Asia, Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Trekking

Our expedition to the Everest Base Camp started from Lukla in the afternoon of 18th October 2016. Lukla is a small mountain village which situates at a modest elevation of 2850m. Most of the trekkers, like us, who arrived late here, were having their lunch and beer before the start of the trek. Perhaps everyone […]

An Enthralling Flight to Lukla, Nepal

By    November 28th 2016    25 Comments  Posted in Asia, Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Trekking

Date – 18th October, 2016. Time – IST 7a.m.  Location – The Domestic Terminal, Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. That was where the actions were really at. The place was packed by trekkers, all for Lukla bound flights, the tiny airstrip of which is infamous as one of the most dangerous airport of the world. But it […]

The Sunset on Mount Everest

By    November 19th 2016    20 Comments  Posted in Everest Base Camp, Nepal, Trekking

Into the thin air, I was struggling hard for a breath of air. I’ve not climbed above 5300m before and with only 50% oxygen in the air, was struggling even more walking across the ridge. I sat down on a boulder to rest, grasp more air and stop my heart pounding high. This morning, for […]

Gateway of India | Mumbai

By    November 15th 2016    4 Comments  Posted in Maharashtra, Mumbai, West

My visit to Mumbai a year ago was not for travelling but attending my brother for hospital checkup. But this is Mumbai and whatever may be your engagement you will at least end up with visiting the Gateway of India! Gateway of India, a monumental memento of British Rule in India, stands on the waterfront […]

Badrinath Temple and The Neelkanth Peak

By    July 4th 2016    6 Comments  Posted in Badrinath, India, Pilgrimage, Uttarakhand

Holy Badrinath Temple, one of the Char (four) Dham (pilgrimage centre) in India, is the temple of Lord Vishnu in Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lap of Himalayan mountain ranges, this colourful temple stands with the river Alakananda flowing on its front and the magnificent peak Neelkanth, also known as ‘Garhwal Queen’ on its back.  Just imagine, […]