All tagged Garhwal

Har Ki Dun March 2017. Part 3 - There and back again (to Osla)

Har Ki Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. This valley is at an altitude of approx 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered during October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka (Uttarakhand). Travel with me as I make a final push towards Har Ki Dun in a approaching snowstorm. This is the third and final part of the trek journal

Har Ki Dun March 2017. Part 2 - Taluka to Osla and beyond

Har Ki Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. This valley is at an altitude of approx 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered during October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka (Uttarakhand). Travel with me as I make my way from Taluka to Osla and beyond in Part 2 of my trek journal.

Har Ki Dun March 2017. Part 1- Nainbagh to Taluka.

Har Ki Dun Valley is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. This valley is at an altitude of approx 3500m above mean sea level and is snow-covered during October to March. The valley is around 25 km from Taluka (Uttarakhand). Travel with me as I make my way to Taluka village in Part 1 of my trek journal.

Pantwari to Nag Tibba Trek Detail (with GPS logs and recommended trekking gear)

Nag Tibba has a beautiful and unparalleled view of the Garhwal Himalaya which makes it a popular trekking destination. With this popularity comes the bane of commercialisation and the loss of solitude. Still, you would be wrong to discard Nag Tibba as one for dilettante trekkers. Inditramp explores every facet of Nag Tibba to bring you what's popular and also its unexplored coves and meadows. Whether you seek to revel in the company of others or plan your own sylvan trek, we have you covered in our comprehensive Nag Tibba coverage.

Meru film review - Of Giants and Men

In 2011 a three-man team successfully made it to the 6310m (20702ft) summit of the central peak of Meru via the treacherous Shark’s Fin route. Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk had climbed their way to a world record.

Sundance Audience award winner Meru (2015) chronicles their journey along this most challenging vertiginous climb. The film is not just a documentary on climbing, but a meditation on the choices made, of passion, mentorship, brotherhood, trust, loyalty and the human will.

Watch the film for its universal appeal. Brilliant!

Nag Tibba Trek - Prologue

This March I spent a week at Nag Tibba. Often camping and staying with Gaddis or goatherds that flock to its slopes, seeking fodder for their livestock. Gaddis have wandered the Himalaya for generations and no-one understands the topography and geography better than these nomadic people. Living with these shepherds, I discovered that there is more to Nag Tibba than meets the eye at first glance or what a fixed schedule trekking tour would have you believe.