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Leh- Land of Luxury & Festivals

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Activity, adventure, Camping, Destinations, Journey, mountains, Treking | 0 comments

Leh- Land of Luxury & Festivals

While planning a trip to Leh, just check for upcoming festivals. If your trip coincides with a festival, then there is nothing like it. Colourful dances, delightful delicacies and the festive spirit will ensure you know what party at an altitude of 3524 feels like. Losar Festival Come new year and Leh is ready to celebrate. Although there is no fixed date for this festival held either in January or December. It’s a 15 day festival with 3 main days of celebration. With preparation starting a month in advance, Losar is a festival the people wait for. They dance, sing and decorate their houses. On one day there is a huge procession of lively people in the streets and bazaar area. This festival is full of rituals too. This is your chance to be a part of the rich culture and traditions of Leh. Also, don’t forget changkol (local form of beer), it helps double the festive fun! Ladakh Festival If you want to travel to Leh in September, plan your trip between September 1-15. These 15 days are kept aside for the Ladakh Festival. Excitement reaches a new level and the sound of music fills the air. It’s an experience watching performers in flashy jewels and turquoise headgear on the street. Even the monks join in the fun with brightly coloured masks and dance to the beats of traditional music. GIven a chance, be a part of this festival and take home a colourful moment from Leh back home. Hemis Festival Have you heard of the mask dance? Now get ready to witness it live! The Hemis Festival (sometime in June-July) is dedicated to lord Lord Padmasambhava. The festivities take place around open rectangular courtyard. It is a unique set up where the lamas sit to eat while music plays in the background. It is a very organised affair full of intriguing ritual performances. Show...

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Chandra Taal Lake

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Camping, lakes, Treking | 0 comments

Chandra Taal Lake

Chandra Taal (meaning the Lake of the Moon), or Chandra Tal, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. Situated in the Spiti part of the Lahul & spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Chandra Taal is a popular destination for trekkers and campers. The lake is accessible on foot from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass from late May to early October. There is also a motorable road from Batal which is 16 km (9.9 mi) away from Chandra Taal, but before August, its condition can be bad. The road from Kunzum Pass is accessible only on foot, and it is about 8 km (5.0 mi) from Chandra Taal. Suraj Tal is also accessible from Chandra Taal, 30 km (19 mi) away.Vast meadows on the banks of the lake are the camping sites. During springtime, these meadows are carpeted with hundreds of kinds of wildflowers. The most surprising thing about this lake is that there is no visible source of this lake but there is a visible outlet of this lake which means that water to this lake comes from underground. The lake is situated on the Samudra Tapu plateau, which overlooks the Chandra River. The lake is one of two high-altitude wetlands of India which have been designated as Ramsar...

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Pindari Glacier trek

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Treking | 0 comments

Pindari Glacier trek

Pindari glacier trek Day1 starts from Loharket to Dhakuri. At the beginning one has to get across a low pass to enter the Pindari river valley. An uphill trek of 09 k.m, Dhakuri is one of the most beautiful place in Pindari Glacier and Sunderdunga Trek. Dhakuri is situated in a valley surrounded by dense forest where one gets to see the majestic snow clad peaks of Nanda Devi sanctuary like PanwaliDhar, Maiktoli.Dhakuri has some rest houses, dhaba cum shops and enough space for tents . Day2 trek starts from Dhakuri To Dwali via Khati a beautiful serene village.It has PWD and KMVN resthouse with Dhabas and of course enough space for tents for a night rest. Like Dhakuri this peaceful little village is also surrounded by forest and offer beautiful views of Peaks. From Khati to Dwali a 11k.m walk leads through difficult trails across dense forest,waterfalls,wooden bridge and the opportunity for the viwers to see the confluence of Two rivers Pinder and Kafni.Dwali to Phurkia which is the 3rd This trail givers the greater challenge with landslides,loose rocks,wild rivers, steep mountainside and flooded stream. As Phurkia approaches one can observe the air becomes thin and gets the impact of high altitude trek as the forest cover thins gradually and offers great mountain views and waterfalls. The next day the sun rises above Nandakhat mountain and after breakfast the trek starts for zero point- Pindari Glacier. All around one gets to see the snow clad peaks of Pawalidwar,Nandakhat,Changuch,Nandakot, Baljuri. Pindari glacier is located in between the peaks of Nandadevi and Nandakot. The Pindari river emerges from the Pindari Glacier which drains the valley. The trail leads to the field below the glacier and gives an excellent photographic view of sunlight lighting up the valley. People with physical fitness may camp safely in the flat fields at the end of the valley near the glacial ridge. The return trek starts the next day from Phurkia and if one has time one can trek from Dwali to Kafni Glacier, the source of Kafni river and return the next day.On return Dhakuri is good place to take days rest before returing to...

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Naina Peak, Nainital

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Treking | 0 comments

Naina Peak, Nainital

Naina peak or China peak is the highest peak of Nainital. It is situated on altitude of 2615 meters (8579 ft). It provides a challenge the most avid trekkers because you can go there by foot or by horses. Naina Peak is known for its splendid Bird’s eye view of the town, a 360 degree view of snow cloaked Himalayan peak, Nanda Devi peak & the mountains of the Tibetan border. If visiting here do not forget to take your own picnic basket because there is no place for eating here. There is no hotel or restaurant on the top so carry food and water along with...

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Sandakphu With Cheese

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Treking | 0 comments

Sandakphu With Cheese

The road meanders gradually amidst the pine, birch and the silver fir trees. This morning we get to see the clear blue sky and the distant hills and the trees are all awashed with light. The road starts uphill through the ridge and occasionally through the clouds we get a glimpse of the majestic kanchanjunga. The trek starts from Manebhanjan, a small hamlet nestled amongst the mountains. A tea break at Meghma provides us refreshment for the next phase of our journey.The trek is fun as because we in our journey we sometimes get in and out of Nepal. We  see the landrovers carrying the locals with their weekly supplies and we realize that life here is quite hard for them. Amidst  our journey the cloud stars covering the whole valley giving an excellent view for a photograph; also it shows that it is time to find a shelter. After a night’s rest at Gairibas the trek starts uphill through the Singalila National Park. After a hearty breakfast at Kaiyakhatta we begin our trek and we come across Kalapokhri which is a Buddhist site where we get to see the Kidney shaped pond, a sacred lake for the Buddhist. We get an hour rest at Bikhaybhaynjan, the start point for Sandakphu-the highest point of  West Bengal.We reach Sandakphu , a constant uphill journey. It’s tiresome, but little did we knew the reward awaiting us. Suddenly the whole of the range is revealed to us as if by a magic wand and we get to see against the setting sun The  Everest, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Mt Pandim, Kabru, Three Sisters-every of the Greatest World Famous Peaks are there for our photographs and our...

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Valley of Flowers

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Treking | 0 comments

Valley of Flowers

Visit Palace : Valley of FlowersTrekking, Wildlife From Delhi : 541 km Traveling Time : 9 h ,24 m

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