Day 4 – To Phalut


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Having touched the highest peak in our journey, one can consider it would be a cake walk from then. But, our organizer Wangchuck had arranged for a drive specifically for this day, a 21 km walk. We all were given a choice – 14 km drive and then 7 km walk; or walk throughout. Geetha […]

June 17, 2012

Day 3 – To Sandakphu


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This was THE day – the day when we walked upto Sandakphu (3636 metres above sea level) – the highest we were going to reach as a part of the trek. And so obviously it was a steep, yet short climb of 7 kms. We started the walk in the misty background after a yummy […]

June 17, 2012

Day 2 – To Kalapokhri


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Day 2 dawned as a relatively clear day, and I woke up with the background music of dogs barking. The sound kept on increasing and later I came to know the reason for it. The dogs had had a ritualistic welcome for each new dog that entered the campus. They would bark and run upto […]

June 17, 2012

Day 1 – To Tumling


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Day 1: The actual start of the trek, prior to which was the scary 2 hour drive uphill (scary to those who have motion sickness, which is pretty much everyone in my family!) So after tea and bath (the last we could have on civilized place for quite some days after that), we sat to […]

June 17, 2012

Day 0 – To Darjeeling


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The day dawned as an average hot Chennai day and I started out to the airport where I was to meet my cousins and aunt. At the airport starts this phenomenon of looking at people’s faces and guessing if it was one of our gang. The fact that I had seen the rest of them […]

June 17, 2012

Prologue – The Trek Prep


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I have never done something in my life that requires so much of prep work as this. One of the reasons being, we are totally new to this concept called “Trekking”. Yes, I was invited by my cousin to join this group who were planning to go on a Himalay Trek later this summer. I […]

June 7, 2012

Childhood…


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This is a guest article from one of my best and favorite friends, who also happens to be a poet (something I can never be :P)… Kudos, Archu!! On going through a blog triggered me to put up a write of my own. How to start and proceed with the same? I wonder. This is my first […]

June 2, 2012