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Weekly trekking tales #02



Explore Kaza in multiple day trips to Key, Kibber, Gette and Tashigang with Devil on Wheels.

Pandit Nain Singh Surveyor Mountaineering Training Institute (PNSMTI) is a newly established mountaineering institute in Uttarakhand State. The Institute is situated in the hill station of Munsiyari (2200m), Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. PNSMTI is the second premier mountaineering institute of Uttarakhand after Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), Uttarkashi. Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, is leading the administration and designing the outdoor program. Reena is the first Indian woman to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole covering a distance of 900 kms.

PNSMTI is offering an adventure course for 30 trainees from 18-Nov-2015 to 1-Dec-2015.

A navigation and orienteering overview, how not to get lost on a trek by Alien Adventure, Bangalore.


Did you know that in Laya, Bhutan, a bottle of Chinese beer or a chunk of dairy product comes far cheaper than a kilogram of salt. For an outsider, the price of this essential item could go up to Nu 100. Laya is a two day trek from Gasa, the nearest road head and by the next year it may be connected via a motor able road. Read more about the changing face of Laya.

How long is long? Lichter and Forry traveled 1,700 miles from Snoqualmie Pass in Washington to Walker Pass in California without seeing anyone along the trail. Their only human contact was when they left the trail for resupply or went through towns. Read more about this epic winter journey.


We reckon it is the best book written on K2 and a must have if you love eight-thousander mountain peaks. K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs available as paperback on Amazon India. Ed Viesturs is the only American to have climbed all 14 of the world’s eight-thousander mountain peaks, and the fifth person to do so without using supplemental oxygen.

Deals and Gear

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultra Compact Fixed Blade Survival Knife at 30% discount on Amazon India.


Columbia India has a 50% discount on Women’s Reel Beauty II Long Sleeve Shirt. The Full sleeve T shirt features a simple style that’s incredibly versatile and easy to wear and it comes with built in UPF 15 sun protection.

Cover Image, Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. Image By Douglas J. McLaughlin (Photograph edited by Vassil) (Own work) GFDL CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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