Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“You mean Hampta Pass trek?” “No. Hamta Circle trek.” “I have never heard of it. What is it? Ok. Let’s do it. ” Introducing the Younger Sibling That was the first time I heard about this lesser known trek near Manali. Often overshadowed by its glamorous elder sister, Hampta Pass Trek, the Hamta Circle (as is often true amongst siblings too) is often confused...
“Summer is gone with all its infinite wealth, and still nature is genial to man. Though he no longer bathes in the stream, or reclines on the bank, or plucks berries on the hills, still he beholds the same inaccessible beauty around him.” – Henry David Thoreau. Most would be surprised, but trekking in the Indian Himalayas can be an...
Note: I undertook this trek thrice- 16th to 18th August, 2012, 28th September to 1st October 2012 and 29th to 31st December 2013. First time around, I had gone solo, relying on public transport while the second and third time, me and a friend had taken our own car. I have tried to pen down the experiences and information...
As the anticipation of melting snows and the approaching trekking season grew more and more in me, I started looking for doable trekking routes considering the trek was going to be in the last week of March and the high passes were still receiving heavy spells of snowfall. Eventually, I decided to head to Dharamshala and look for a...
Based on my travel last week, a small piece I wrote for travelers who are already aware of Malana Village but need more information on how to reach the elusive village and how the experience might be like. Standing isolated from the outside world for several hundreds of years, the mystical Malana village is gradually but reluctantly opening its doors...

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