A couple of years ago, I was teaching 6-9 year old children in Pune as a fellow at Teach For India. Being born and brought up in a town surrounded by hills and mountains in the foothills of Sahyadri, I had always desired to take my students trekking around Pune. Trekking in a group at a … More A journey is in vain, if it is not full of surprises!
continued from here. 10 We crossed a snow bridge on the way to Dhanderas. It was steeper than we had expected. We climbed very carefully. Almost at the end of it, it was no sooner that I sighed with relief that the glacier was over and we would step on normal ground again, than I … More Rupin Pass 3: target in sight
continued from here. 7 Next day, we crossed UK border… and entered Himachal Pradesh. The boundary was pretty interesting – it was a bridge made of two wooden logs over the Rupin river! The next camp was in village Jiskun. Another night in a homestay. Jiskun was a small village, though a little bigger that … More Rupin Pass 2: crossing UK border
1 It had suddenly started snowing the previous day when we were walking and by evening a few inches of snow-bed was formed. So we were using our buffer day today and waiting for the snow to melt. The next patch was too steep and narrow according to our trek leaders to walk on snow … More Rupin Pass 1: the quest begins