Monthly Archives: November 2010

Diwali in Uttarkashi

We arrived back in Uttarkashi on the day of Diwali. Diwali is a day of celebration and an evening of fireworks. Walking for me was still extremely painful, but I didn’t want to miss out on shopping, hanging out in … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- food

The porters are pretty good when it comes to food. We had a full day of hot breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, and warm dinner. The mules carry fresh provisions for the week. Its really funny to think at home … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Day 5

We decided to cut the trek 1 night short. Sunil’s son Advait came down with a weird skin rash, and the rest of us were not interested in spending another night at a forest department camp site. So, rather than … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Day 4

The fourth day we were scheduled for arrival at Dodital Lake. It was a simple, easy 5 km hike from our camp to the lake. We probably covered the distance within a couple hours. Today was going to be a … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Day 3

While the views and fresh air of the previous two days was amazing, we were all ready to get out of the snow. The truth is, no one had really packed for such wet circumstances, and we wanted to get … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Day 2

Surrounded by snow, we started our hike to the other side of the mountain. We figured that the hail/snow would be melted on the side facing the sun. We hiked along ridges, descended snowy trails, and then ascended even more. … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Day 1

The day started with a drive from the Hotel Ganga Puttra on Gangotri Road to a random town 10 km away. The plan: a 6 km hike to our first camp site with a >1 km change in altitude. I … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Getting there

The journey started on a train from Bangalore to New Delhi on the Rajdhani Express –36 hours, two nights and one day. Railway food was different than what I expected. The difference was most striking when I woke up at … Continue reading

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A trip to the Himalayas- Introduction

After vegetating in Southern India for nearly 2.5 months, I decided to take a vacation to the far North, to Uttarakhand. I’m just getting back now, and wanted to get all my thoughts out now before I forget or lose … Continue reading

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