Mountains Love

Enjoying Indrahar Pass -

Mountains Love   This is not about the height or difficulty level of Mountain Pass….it’s more than that!  I got up early by 03:30 am to get ready for my third High Mountain but first long duration and length hike with all ration and cooking stuff on backpack. Left home around 5:40 am and was at Dramman around 06:15 am and the good thing was like election campaign days and marriage functions, for all taxis were engaged, so I’d to kill myself at Dramman for almost 2 hours and finally at 8:30 am got the lift up to Kandwari…. I remember … Continue reading

Stone Cold Mountains

Mostly people refer Mountains as nothing but a heap of granite boulder and rocks…may be, but these days, it is opposite! 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

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

Triund and BhagsuNag

Triund Hill and BhagsuNag Decmeber 8th, 2012 month and the streets of BhagsuNag look deserted, even most of the cafes are closed and dismantled. Cafes and hotels are closed due to off season and lookout for a new owner for the next year but come to Triund Hill the jewel of Dharamsala it is always seeing new visitors. This was a comparative view of Triund and BhagsuNag. While most of tourists head to warmer places like Goa, some daring tourists as well as lone trekkers brave the freezing cold and hike to Triund Hill, snowline cafe and Illaqa and some … Continue reading

Triund Hill Pilgrimage

Triund Pilgrimage in 2012 This summer of 2012 Triund Hill has turned up to be some like a favorite place for a sort of a delightful pilgrimage and people from all walks of life are showing up every day in number of 20 to 40. Some are coming without guide, some are coming with guides and porters carrying tents, sleeping bags and food supplies and then there are solo trekkers and some are couples in love, some are even new ones who are coming to Triond for the first time and counting their every breath on every step towards Triyund … Continue reading