Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi

The centuries old temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi is completely burned part Naturally and small part human err. As the temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda Devi had wooden sealing and flooring, the lighting stroke was enhanced by cylinder of liquid petrolium gas stored inside. All leftover now is darkened walls made of stone slabs. Though the area still has sufficient snow….no approach has been made to start the restorations effort. As of the work done to make concrete trail up to temple is also a total waste of funds as within two years the concrete pavement laid by state … Continue reading

Langha Mata

Since long Mountains have fascinated humans and some felt scared of them. But only within these Mountains the sage and saints find Peace. Mountains have been watching every activity down on Earth and have kept a record of all incidences and they share it with whoever comes to them and has the capability to communicate with them. Mountains have found an honorable space with the Gaddi shepherds. As these Gaddi shepherds have been frequenting them since long time and used Mountain Trails and Passes to migrate with their live-stock from one region to other. Though at present this trend is … Continue reading

Lahesh Cave to Indrahar Pass

Lahesh Cave to Indrahar Pass (Last time on December 2012 I’d witnessed a lone girl from Germany staying all night alone in cold Lahesh Cave and in the morning heading to Indrahar Pass. I’d followed her foot prints in snow and managed to climb up to 200 meters above Lahesh Cave but since I’d a terrible night in Illaqa I’d lost all strength to climb further, so I decided to enjoy the snowy views from there. As I was climbing down I’d met two more hikers heading to Indrahar Pass they even offered me their guidance but since I was … Continue reading

Illaqa to Lahesh Cave

Illaqa to Lahesh Cave As we reached the centre of Illaqa we were welcomed by inbounding thick dense fog with visibility of 5 to 10 meters. Now we were dependent on the Cairn. (I remembered the night of Dec 15th-16th 2012 when in snow I’d lost my way here while attempting to reach Lahesh Cave and had to take shelter under a rock  makeshift cave and to save myself from cold…and initiate a run to SnowLine Cafe. Well that was a lesson and I learned that I’m not experienced in trekking in dark and need to work on that.) I … Continue reading