Posts Tagged "Himalayas"

Skimming through Sikkim

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021 in Reviews & Recommendations | 0 comments

Skimming through Sikkim

It is said that rivers Rongnuy (Teesta) and Rangeet were in love and wanted to meet in the plains.. clandestine and in secrecy. They decided to leave their homes and flow down, liberated and in free spirits. But Rongnuy reached first and Rangeet, misled by his guide, was late. When he reached the plains, he was furious to see his lover there already. He refused to meet her and stormed ahead and Teesta had considerable calming to do! Lover tiffs, I tell you !That told, today the two rivers are as beautiful, spontaneous and pristine as they would have been as young lovers, many moons ago. We...

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Learning the ‘ABC’ of the Himalayas

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Travel Tales | 16 comments

Learning the ‘ABC’ of the Himalayas

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)- the very foothills of the world’s tenth deadliest mountain. Honestly, the one year in between committing for this and actually setting foot into the flight that’ll take me to Kathmandu, I’ve had ample chills- even emotional chills- by just thinking of this Himalayan eight-thousander. But that afternoon of 13 Nov, there I was- standing right before it. The small base camp, with a small canteen and a few rooms to lodge trekkers is located in the middle of an amphitheater of high peaks. I overheard one of the trekkers ( from another group)...

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