Story of Triund from Jewel of Dharamsala to Public Toilet of the World

(As written and sent to us by Ravindra Thakur Chamba) त्रिउंड की कहानी धर्मसाला के गहने से भारत व दुनिया के सार्वजानिक शौचालय तक, त्रिउंड हिल, द ज्वेल ऑफ़ धर्मसाला त्रिउंड हिल, जिसकी वास्तविक ऊंचाई लगभग १०६३२ फ़ीट (10,632 फ़ीट) (3240.6336 मीटर्स) है और जिधर श्री कुणाल पत्थरी देवी जी का मंदिर भी है, इसके धरा में पहला कैम्पग्रॉउंड (कैंपिंग हेतु उपयुक्त जगह) त्रिउंड जिसकी ऊंचाई 9150 फ़ीट से 9414 फ़ीट के बीच है (2788.92 मीटर्स to 2869.387 मीटर्स ) दूसरा ऊँचा कैंपिंग हेतु उपयुक्त जगह सनो-लाइन कैफ़े जो की लगभग ३२५० ऊंचाई पर (3250 मीटर्स) है | (अब तो … Continue reading

Gaj Pass Travelouge

गज जोत यात्रा वृतान्त इनसे मिलिये। ये हैं तिलक राम जी।  उम्र 16 साल। 8 भाइयों में सबसे छोटे हैं। घेरा के पास खड़ी बाहीगांव के रहने वाले हैं। गज जोत यात्रा के दौरान बग्गा धार में इनसे मिलना हुआ।   ये गद्दी समुदाय से सम्बंध रखते हैं। बात करने पर पता चला की शाहपुर के नज़दीक मनोह गांव में भी जमीन है। गर्मियोंमें बग्गा धार की तरफ कूच करते हैं। सर्दियों में वापिस मनोह चले जाते हैं। आठवीं तक पढ़ने के बाद स्कूल छोड़ दिया है। पूछने पर जवाब मिला, “पढ़ाई कर के क्या करूँगा? 200 भेड़ बकरियां हैं। उन्हें … Continue reading

Lahesh Cave to Indrahar Pass

Jota Wali Mata of 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

Inside View of Lahesh Cave

Inside View of Lahesh Cave captured during our Lahesh Cave Clean Up 2. The interior is stuffed with empty bottles and plastic while outside also lots of bottles and non bio degradable trash is stuffed. This is in no way how a Responsible and True Hiker, Trekker and Mountain Climber or Nature Lover treats Nature!

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

Illaqa to Lahesh Cave

mineral water on the way of Lahesh Cave a head Laka Glacier

Illaqa to Lahesh Cave As we reached the centre of Illaqa we were welcomed by in-bounding thick  fog with visibility of 5 to 10 meters. Now we were dependent on the Cairn. (I recalled 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 night 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

SnowLine Cafe from Triund Hill

SnowLine Cafe from Triund Hill August 18th 2013 by 06:00 am we were prepared and ready to leave….for SnowLine Cafe (Though I’d planned to take Gordon up to Lahesh Cave beyond SnowLine Cafe and Illaqa). The morning sky above Dharamsala and Kangra was cloudy but something bit of different from the sky above Triund Hill (Sometimes we see city sky cloudy but often it is not same up in high mountains). As we moved upward and took the first turn to SnowLine Cafe we saw family of Red Jungle fowl gliding towards the water source in the ridge of Triund … Continue reading