Ashwin Muralidharan

Dreamer, listener, and a curious soul. I indulge influence and leave my impressions behind. If you have something to say, I am all ears. PS: you can call me "Macha"

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Experiential The Burning Tree of Har Ki Dun
12 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Be it a sleepover, party, or even a charcha over chai, this story can turn some heads and get some attention. On December 5th 2020, a group of mountain lovers and I started trekking towards the mounta

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Informative How to reach the famous base village Sankri?
13 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Sankri is a versatile village located in the Garwhal region of Uttarakhand. Every year hundreds of trekkers come to Sankri to explore the Himalayan mountains and wildlife. It serves as a base camp for

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Informative Highlights of Har Ki Dun Trek
15 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Clear your mind, relax and tune in to “Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. If Led zeppelin would have visited the valley of gods, this song would have been a perfect match made in heaven. Way b

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Informative Har Ki Dun – Who is this trek meant for?
19 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

  Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayan Range of Uttarakhand, Har Ki Dun is one of the most sought after treks of India and not without reason. Set at a height of 3500 meters, the trail takes you thr

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Informative Markha Valley Winter Trek – Who is this meant for?
21 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

  In the dictionary of offbeat experiences, Markha Valley in winters is a distinct trek of Ladakh hosting unconventional trails and astonishing scenic beauty. The trail runs along the Markha Riv

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Informative Highlights of Markha Valley Winter Trek
22 January 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

We are all in constant search of people, places, and experiences that fulfill us. We want to be somewhere special, experience something new, meet someone who can indulge and influence us with their un

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Experiential A Visual Ode To Markha Valley Winter Trek
01 February 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

When you fall in love with a place, several descriptions come to your mind. Dreamland, heaven, wonderland, and even a second home. Markha valley winter trek is one of the frozen paradises located in L

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Informative The Flora and Fauna of Markha Valley
04 February 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Nature has its own way of balancing things. On one hand, it allows us to explore and experience obvious and evident splendor like the mountains and oceans. On the other hand, it also allows us to enga

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Informative Brahmatal - Who is this trek meant for?
22 February 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Situated in the interiors of the Uttarakhand region, Brahmatal is one of the most popular and beautiful treks of the Himalayas. Its simple trails and changing landscapes make it an ideal cho

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Informative How to reach the famous base village Lohajung?
23 February 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Lohajung is one of the famous adventure hubs of Uttarakhand, the Garhwal region. It serves as the base village for unique treks like RoopKund, Ali & Bedni Bugyal, and Brahmatal. Placed at the heig

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Picture Blogs Why does time slow at Brahmatal? – A photo story
02 March 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

When we truly experience a moment, time either accelerates or slows us down. We never notice it. We realize it as an after taste that lingers for a long time. Things like happiness, sports, exams, sta

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Experiential My first trek in the Himalayas – Har Ki Dun
03 March 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

First times are always the best.They are fresh.They create eternal impressions.They blossom with excitement. They find a place in our hearts. They never fade with time.They put a smile on our faces. T

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Experiential Markha Valley – A journey from the summer land to the winter capital
03 March 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Contrasts of life-1 In extreme heat, we tend to eat something cold. In extreme cold, we tend to eat something hot. Under scorching heat, when the sun smiles with shining flares, my friends and I use

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Informative What is the Life of a Trek Leader like at Bikat Adventures?
22 March 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Hear it directly from our Trek Leaders themselves. Wakeel Ahmed: Head of Expeditions and Training, Bikat Adventures I am proud to say I am the first employee of Bikat.  My entry into the world

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Informative How is the Snow Leopard Expedition different from our usual Treks?
12 April 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Though we have categorized the Snow Leopard Expedition under the adventure category, the itinerary is very different from our usual treks and mountaineering expeditions. The very nature of t

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Informative Snow Leopard Expedition - Who is this meant for?
12 April 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

There is a world within our world, filled with exotic landscapes sliced through by a frozen Indus river, hosting some of the rarest flora and fauna and miraculous experiences. We are talking about non

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Informative All You need to Know about the Snow Leopard Expedition
12 April 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

The Snow Leopard Winter Expedition in Rumbak Valley, Ladakh, is one of the most distinct experiences for all wildlife fans and trekkers out there. It does not have the greenery of the grassl

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Experiential Snow Leopard Winter Trek – An Episode from the Cartoons
12 April 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Before we get into the experience regarding the Snow Leopard Trek, I need to take a moment to explain the inner workings of my mind. Imagine the pink panther and its quirky soundtrack. Without an

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Experiential My experience as an On-Field-Writer at Bikat Adventures
17 May 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Most of our lives, the streams of Fantasy and Reality run parallel to each other. When these streams decide to branch out and blend at some places, dreams happen. Dreams, which we desire to

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Informative Highlights of Brahmatal
24 June 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Brahmatal is a divine glacial lake situated deep inside the Gharwal region of Uttarakhand, Himalayas. Ancient stories say that the creator Brahma meditated on the shores of this lake to get spiritual

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Picture Blogs The Classic Assets of Hampta Pass – A Photo Story!
02 September 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

If the Himalayan Mountains are a significant asset of India, the Hampta Pass occupies an indispensable spot on the Himalayas. Positioned at a height of 4200 meters, this wonder holds a variety of spec

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Adventure Camps Hampta Pass – A Big Box of Assorted Chocolates
03 September 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Life is like a box of chocolates! You never know what you gonna get! -Forrest Gump   As a child, summer holidays have always been about chocolates to me. I had a special uncle who used to vi

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Adventure Camps KGL – A double dream come true!
06 September 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

When you go closer to your wishes, they run away! When you move away from them, they come closer to you!  

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Adventure Camps Hampta Pass – Who is this trek meant for?
29 September 2021 | Ashwin Muralidharan

Just like an assorted box of chocolates filled with delectable surprises at every bite, Hampta Pass is a tantalizing trek in Himachal Pradesh with landscapes set to astonish you at every step and stop

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