BMC at HMI – Days at the Basecamp (Part 3)

This is final part of the HMI Basic mountaineering course series, do give a read to know what goes on during the 28 day training session for us aspiring mountaineers

Basic Mountaineering Course at HMI Darjeeling – Part One

Basic mountaineering course to me was a huge learning opportunity. As they say “life is the best teacher” so I chose to go some extra mile to learn as much as possible by signing up for this course. This is a 28-day course through which we get to undergo rigorous training at the end of…

Things to do in Andaman: An amazing 4-day backpacking guide

Yes, you heard it right. You can cover all the major attractions of the Andaman islands (including Scuba diving) having just 4 days in hand and can easily visit during any upcoming long weekend! Please make sure to go through their current COVID guidelines here before making any plan. We travelled during the month of…

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…