Call from the mountains – Kudremukh Trek

It was a working Thursday morning and I was busy packing clothes for my upcoming Gokarna beach trek as a trek lead with the company @plantheunplanned. Then I got an unexpected call from Jatin asking me if I would like to lead Kudremukh trek as the person who was supposed to go had cancelled for…

My first High Altitude Trek: Deoriatal – Chandrashila – Part 1

Date: Somewhere around Feb 1st week, 2018 A colleague in my office came back after his trek from Uttarakhand. The trek was Chandrashila and he was explaining about his adventures and experiences of the trek. Looking at his pictures and videos somehow subconsciously I made up my mind to go for that trek. He was…

5 Reasons why solo travel is soul liberating

“Solo travel” is a trend that is slowly but surely catching up a lot nowadays with more people wandering out on their own to explore the unseen. If you haven’t travelled on that path yet, then you might be wondering what made the others do so. I’m sure most of you will be thinking about…

Why offloading your backpack during trek is not a good idea

March 2018 – Sari, Uttarakhand I had signed up with Indiahikes for my first ever high altitude trek – Deoriatal Chandrashila which is a 3 day trek. Sari is a small village from which the trek begins. First we were given a briefing by our trek leader Bhupender about the details of the trek and…