Book: Trekking In The Himalayas by Harish Kapadia

If you’ve ever wondered which book would perhaps be the best one to help you identify some key treks, then ‘Trekking In The Himalayas’ by Harish Kapadia is the most ideal read to get started with.The book is quite simple and easy to browse through. It covers itineraries panning across various regions of the IndianContinue reading “Book: Trekking In The Himalayas by Harish Kapadia”

How to layer up?

When it comes to packing for a trip to the mountains its very important to align yourself with the terrain, weather, local conditions and pack accordingly.There is a fine line of difference between packing what you “need” vs packing what you “want”. While the contents of “need” should suffice to help you stay comfortable andContinue reading “How to layer up?”

One Dish That Binds Them All…

Momos are basically bite size dumplings made typically with a wheat flour wrap and a filling consisting either of meat or vegetables or both. They are served either steamed or fried, with dips or with hot soup. Try as you may, you can’t go wrong with it and never has a plate been just enough.TraditionallyContinue reading “One Dish That Binds Them All…”

Mountaineering Courses in India

The genesis of mountaineering courses in India can possibly be traced back to the initial forays made by The Doon Scool, Dehradun. The school was founded in 1935, and among its first set of teachers and staff were a niche group of alpinists. Arthur Foot, the headmaster was a member of the Alpine Club. HouseContinue reading “Mountaineering Courses in India”

International Mountain Day

11th December is designated as “International Mountain Day” by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Since 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life.The Himalayas, although the youngest mountain range in the world, also have the largest fresh water catchment outside the poles. Its glaciers eventuallyContinue reading “International Mountain Day”