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!
Pantwari to Nag Tibba is considered a slog, something to be dispensed with to get to Nag Tibba. Find out with us why this is not a trail you want to rush through. The second part of our trek log is a kaleidoscope of nuances that dot this trekking trail.
Pantwari is often viewed as the road head to Nag Tibba Trek. Yet, if you spend some time exploring this village you will find that there's a lot more beauty, hospitality and legend to this place than you might have imagined. Explore more of this place and people with me.
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.
This short 1-kilometre walk brings you to not one, but two viewpoints over the Garhwal Himalayas and the Doon valley. If you thought Lal Tibba near Mussoorie has the best Himalayan views you've probably never been here at sunrise. The Greater Himalayan peaks are best seen from sunup to noon, especially on a clear day after rains. If you are in Mussoorie especially after a rain shower, you owe it to yourself to walk to this knoll at sunrise.
A photo gallery for Lal Tibba to Kolti day trek. Find out why its called the Buransh Trail in our photos.
Mossy fall is a natural waterfall followed by a few manmade drops near Barlowganj (Mussoorie). There are many routes that can get you from Landour to Barlowganj. The route that we post here, is not the shortest but we belive it's the most scenic.
A place to relax from the hustle and bustle of Dehradun city. A place to watch the sun set over a river and a table hill. Read more about a short child-friendly hike to Santala Devi temple.