Trek to mysterious Kutla….a day hike from Tosh

After visiting Parvati valley quite a few times in the last one year or so, I had built this impression (completely wrong though) about myself that, even if I haven’t visited all of the places around it, at least I know all their names! This misconception was shattered to smithereens immediately after its inception, when…

The Bewitching Beas Kund…finally the complete story

Its been quite a few days since we came back from this trek (I did not put any adjective for this trek as I am sure none would convey what I am feeling) and ever since I have been thinking what exactly can I write about this trek. While in a trek, I have felt…

Kasol-Kheerganga Trek in Parvati Valley

The Parvati river valley is an ethereally beautiful treasure trove hidden between steep-sided mountains which runs eastwards from the town of Bhuntar, the place where Parvati pours into Beas. The valley is well reputed for its natural and cultivated growth of Cannabis which plays a major part in attracting travelers from all around the globe.  With…

Hatu Peak…a day hike from Narkanda

Its hard not to find any mythological connection to any Himalayan region you go. And for Hatu too, so it goes. According to the local legends, the Pandavas of Mahabharata spent a part of their incognito exile on this hill top. And to add to that the deity of the Hatu temple is Mandodari, Ravana’s…

Going up the course of bustling Beas…attempting the Beas Kund trek

For the first time I am not feeling handicapped due to my inadequate English vocabulary because any amount of words would fall short to describe the beauty of this trek. I was searching for an easy trek option which could be done in weekends and came across a few(hopefully I will right blogs about them…

Triund in winter…a one day solo snow trek

Much have the mountains to offer than one can absorb in a single visit. Someone once rightly said that it is not about the place that you are revisiting, it is the viewpoint that you are seeing it from. And what more can one hope for when Nature itself conspires to change that viewpoint of…

“Chamba kitni door”….Dalhousie to Chamba winter trekking

  Dalhousie, Kalatop and khajjiar, people say they are beautiful. But, I had no idea they could have been breath-taking too, and sometimes quite literally! So, here it goes:  my second travelogue on these breathtakingly serene Himalayan treasure troves. And it starts from the famous hill station; Dalhousie in the state of Himachal Pradesh. At…