COLD MOUNTAINS Mostly people refer Mountains as nothing but a heap of granite boulder and rocks…may be, but these days, it is opposite! January, 1st, 2017, I completed my year’s first humanly solo hiking and hill-walk all the way to Billing and RajGundha, the gateway to Thamsar Pass, Bara Bhangal of high Dhauladhar Mountains! By 02:00 pm I was back at Bir and boarded Anurag Bus service for Baijnath, as the passengers boar ded along the bus, a tourist couple/friends (may be from Delhi/Gurgaon, as they later boarded Delhi bound bus) also boarded on the way (my guess they had landed after paragliding from Billing). Then after some distance a local folk’s family boarded. One of its family members sat on the empty seat by my side. The bus was moving to Baijnath. My mind still in RajGundha, still repenting for not having stayed over there and ending my solo-hike at Barot, which of course was not planned! Anyway we approached Baijnath, the tourist couple/friend stood up to get off at the ent
Panchal Deva Mountains How was our Date with Death at Panchal Deva Mountains HOW OUR DATE WITH DEATH AT PANCHAL DEVA RANGE They hire two senior guides for their exit trek from one of the remotest points. All of it started with one experienced trekker, two trekkers and businessmen. One energetic wanderer and one amateur trekker all from Himachal Pradesh. It was the beginning of our Date with Death. The two senior guides are Shri Durga Ram and Shri Maan Singh Gurung! First day of trekking starts with some easy to moderate walk through dense forest. With all black shades, Ravi River runs madly beside the trail. We did not knew this was the beginning of our Date with Death at Panchal Deva Range. The trail has constant and clearly visible huge footprints of chubby and furry wild friend. It reminded to us that we are venturing in the home of the Brown and the Black Bear! The first days walk turned out easy and long. But it was refreshing with beautiful fragrance of the herbs all along t
Trekking To Thatharna The Reality of How Dangerous and Difficult Thatharna Trek is? Today, we will discuss the reality of Thatharna trek. Thatharna trek is just another trek like Kareri lake trek . The only difference Is that, it has steep climbs and at one point you can sure loose the trek. This point come right under a huge tree with a small/temple type of structure made of rock slabs. Here the actual Thatharna trek goes to the right-hand side. During our first trek to Thatharna, we also had got misled from this point. But since we had the basic idea of climbing straight up side. So after some effort were able to connect with the actual trek to Thatharna. Now we will detail the points of Thatharna trek, starting from the big temple in Kharota village. Follow these free guidelines and we are certain that you will not get lost in trek to Thatharna. The Steps for Thatharna Trek The points: Once you get off from your vehicle or motorcycle at the end of the road to Kharota village.