Neeti Singhal

A psychologist, a developmental researcher, and a constant seeker of stories, Neeti is usually found slouching over her drawing sheets, sometimes weaving a maze of words, and always itching for her next calling! She is an avid reader, writer, artist, mountaineer, a bi- cycling enthusiast, and above all, a seasoned recluse at heart. A queer mix of outdoorsy & socially awkward, Neeti finds depth and beauty in the sheer meaninglessness of human existence. Armed with the curiosity of a child and the inquisitiveness of a philosopher, she navigates through the undulating terrains of life with a sense of humor. She thinks she was cursed to be obsessed with all-things-rocky ever since she took her first steps on the slopes of the snowy mountains , as a one year old.

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Informative Highlights of Friendship Peak
20 July 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Your springboard for hardcore mountaineering - with all the features and challenges of an expedition at a comfortably lower altitude, Friendship Peak is perfect if you want to up your trekking game by

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Informative How to Reach Manali: All You Need to Know
12 August 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Manali is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in the Beas river valley, near the northern end of Kullu. At an elevation of 2050 M feet, the scenic landscape and ease of access make it a

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Informative How To Make Your Way to the Charming Hamlet of Kafnu
12 August 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Kafnu is a charming hamlet in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. With a population of less than 1000, this quaint Himalayan village which is at an altitude of 2,408 M doubles up as the base cam

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Picture Blogs The Marvels of Friendship Peak – A Photo Story
29 September 2021 | Neeti Singhal

While we highly recommend that you witness the beauty of this trail first-hand, we do want to start you off on the journey from our end.  Nestled comfortably in between all the biggies from the t

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Informative Friendship Peak: Who is this Trek meant for?
29 September 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Friendship Peak has increasingly become popular for being the bridge between trekking and mountaineering. This 5,289 M peak which sits at the intersection of the two major ranges in Himachal Pradesh &

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Experiential If donkeys can fart without shame, why can’t we? The Story of my Ascent to Mt. Nun
29 September 2021 | Neeti Singhal

17th July, 2021 The day I was told I will be part of the team climbing to Mt. Nun that season, was one of extreme and conflicting emotions. As excited as I was to get the opportunity to climb my firs

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Experiential Unfinished Business on Friendship Peak
16 October 2021 | Neeti Singhal

1 AM, 23rd June 2021: We walk through the darkness in a straight line; headlamps illuminating our path on a bed of soft snow. The cold breeze served a twin purpose – its soft, monotonous sway lu

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Experiential Battling Addiction on the Slopes of Dzo Jongo (West)
29 October 2021 | Neeti Singhal

The sun was finally out. I had been waiting for it for hours; in fact, from the very minute we made our way out of our tents into the cold, crisp night of 29th August at 12 AM sharp – the turn o

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF PIN BHABA PASS TREK
03 November 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is one of the most striking crossover treks in India. Rife with drama and poetry, this trek, which is full of surprises starts at a charming little Himalayan hamlet called Kafnu. K

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Informative PIN BHABA PASS TREK: WHO IS THIS TREK MEANT FOR
03 November 2021 | Neeti Singhal

As one of the best crossover treks in India, Pin Bhaba Pass is your passage between two distinct worlds. It introduces you to the wide range of landscapes hosted by the beautiful state of Himachal Pra

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Picture Blogs All Things Bright and Beautiful – A Photo Story of Pin Bhaba Pass Trek
09 November 2021 | Neeti Singhal

One of the most dramatic crossover treks in India, Pin Bhaba Pass is a coming together of many shades of the land – the Greens from Kinnaur meet the Browns of Spiti at the home of the Whites on

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Our Book of Adventures WEATHER or NOT: Our Successful Summit of Mt. Nun in the summer of 2021
23 November 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Mt. Nun (7,135M) Zanskar Valley, Ladakh (24th July – 16th August 2021)   “It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun”. I don’t know what Mark Twight said this in cont

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Picture Blogs Mt. Nun - 7,135 Meters of Cold Mess: A Photo Story
02 December 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Himalayas are an inexhaustible treasure house to which devotees of Mountaineering have come for years to quench their thirst for exciting challenges. Amongst the many discovered and countless undiscov

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF MOUNT NUN
02 December 2021 | Neeti Singhal

As the highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh, Mount Nun is 7,135 meters of sheer energy. You can feel its strength from the very moment you lay your eyes on it. It continues to silently exude i

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Informative Highlights Of Pangarchulla Peak
02 December 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Pangarchulla is the perfect introductory peak to up your trekking game and enter the world of high mountains. As a fine balance of beauty and challenge, Pangarchulla delivers a lot in its short durati

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Informative Pangarchulla Peak Trek: Who Is This Trek Meant For?
02 December 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Taking you through Nanda Devi National Park, the Pangarchulla Peak Trek is the perfect union of beauty and challenge. You witness some mesmerizing landscapes - from magical views of all the revered mo

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Picture Blogs Show And Tell: A Photo Story Of Pangarchulla Peak
14 December 2021 | Neeti Singhal

Every corner in the Himalayas has a distinct personality, a unique temperament, and a singular identity it proudly owns. Pangarchulla Peak is no different. At its humble height of 4,590M, it holds so

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Picture Blogs A TREK ‘ON THE ROCKS’ – PHOTO STORY OF BORASU PASS
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are two states you think of when you plan your travel to the Himalayas. Borasu Pass trek is one trek that gives you the best of both. Starting in Taluka in Uttarakhand

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF BORASU PASS
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

We discovered a gem and we are amply excited to tell you about it! Continuing on from the popular Har ki Dun trail, the route for Borasu Pass, which takes you to a height of 5,200M, opens up to grande

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Informative Borasu Pass: Who is this trek meant for?
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

The route for Borasu Pass, a trail which we recently explored, goes through one of the most popular treks into a more virgin land not touched by many. Located along the border with Tibet, the trail fo

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Picture Blogs A WALK THROUGH THE GALLERY THAT IS DZO JONGO (WEST)
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Let's talk magic; let's talk Dzo Jongo. Located in the heart of Markha Valley, Ladakh, Dzo Jongo (West) at a daunting altitude of 6,260M, takes you through the dry, desolate expanse of land

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF DZO JONGO (WEST)
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

There's a lot that the Himalayas are hiding within its endless ranges. One such hidden gem is the Dzo Jongo peak which stands tall at 6,260 M with its smooth icy slopes towards its West face

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Informative DZO JONGO (WEST): WHO IS THIS TREK MEANT FOR
01 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Hidden like a mystery in plain view, Dzo Jongo is one magical peak. Starting from Leh, the trek takes you through the magnificent and arid Markha Valley. This marvelous peak has been oversha

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Informative MOUNT NUN: WHO IS THIS EXPEDITION MEANT FOR
02 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

As the highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh, Mount Nun is 7,135 meters of sheer energy. You can feel its strength from the very moment you lay your eyes on it. It continues to silently exude i

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF GHEPAN GHAT
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Originating from the remote village of Sissu which lies a couple of hours drive away from Manali, Ghepan Ghat is an electrifying glacial lake resting at an altitude of 4,140M. This moderately difficul

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Picture Blogs A Cauldron of Awe That is Ghepan Ghat: Photo Story
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

We often wonder what's hiding in the Himalayas. We often wonder how much there is still to find. The sheer scale of the landscape and the force of the region has the power to hold so much within its f

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Informative GHEPAN GHAT: WHO IS THIS TREK MEANT FOR
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Some places have a very pleasing personality and Ghepan Ghat, the electrifying glacial lake resting at an altitude of 4,140M, is definitely one of them. The view of Ghepan Ghat after having spent thre

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF SPITI WINTER HOMESTAY TRAIL
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

The dry desert of Spiti is a marvel through and through which offers you a host of experiences in the form of local and cultural indulgence, spiritual reconnaissance, getting acquainted to traditional

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Picture Blogs A Mesh of Culture and Beauty: Photo Story of Spiti Winter Homestay Trail
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

There are places that you fall in love with and then there are some that leave a permanent imprint on your memory. Spiti Valley is one such place which holds the capacity to fill your heart with warmt

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Informative Spiti Winter Homestay: Who is This Trail Meant For
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

A geographical marvel and a photographer's delight, the cold desert of Spiti is a sight to behold. While this tiny patch of land houses all kinds of beauty that's rare, it remains so fresh to the eye

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Experiential Warm Lighting and Cold Colours: A Winter Climb Up Pangarchulla (4,590M)
29 March 2022 | Neeti Singhal

The sun was down, wind grew cold – another day was almost over. The sight that was in front of me, however, held me captive, arresting my gaze. Peaks so distinct and misshapen as if they were mo

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Picture Blogs OUT, ABOUT and AROUND the ANNAPURNA MASSIF: A PHOTO STORY
22 August 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Annapurna Circuit Trek is 155 kilometers of sheer awe. With constantly changing landscapes, shifts in temperature, the massive peaks with boisterous personalities and the comings and goings of the exu

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK
22 August 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Annapurna Circuit Trek has a reputation and it is a reputation it has held strong to for decades. A known classic, it is christened as the ‘world’s greatest trek’ with fine reason &n

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Informative ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK: WHO IS IT MEANT FOR?
22 August 2022 | Neeti Singhal

What The Great Gatsby is to literature, Annapurna Circuit is to trekking – a classic! Annapurna Circuit Trek is 155 kilometers of sheer awe. With constantly changing landscapes, shifts in temper

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Informative All You Need to Know About Trekking in Nepal- A Comprehensive Guide
08 September 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Nepal, best known for being home to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848M) is much more than an access to the top most point of contact on the planet. Formerly known as the Federal

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Informative Sandakphu: Who is This Trek Meant For?
07 November 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Resting between the borders of India and Nepal, the trail to Sandakphu is breathtaking to say the least. As the highest peak of West Bengal, Sandakphu enjoys all the benefits of its title. This 3,627M

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Informative Highlights of the Dual Climb: CB13 and CB14
07 November 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Chandrabhaga range is a group of peaks located in the cold desert region of Himachal Pradesh of which a few have been climbed, a few barely so and some that are still waiting to invite climbers up the

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Picture Blogs CB13 & CB14: YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: A PHOTO STORY
07 November 2022 | Neeti Singhal

CB 13 (6,264M) and CB 14 (6,078M) are those gems which were made more accessible after the inaugural of Atal Tunnel. The beauty of Lahaul is one of its kind which you notice as soon as you come out on

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Informative CB13 & CB14: Who is This Expedition Meant For?
07 November 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Pack all your skills when you decide to come here for CB13 (6,264M) and CB14 (6,078M) are quite the pair and a perfect duo to provide you with all the challenges you are looking for as a mountaineer!

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF MT. DEO TIBBA EXPEDITION
21 November 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Even if it didn't bear the title of the second highest peak in Pir Panjal range of Himachal Pradesh, Deo Tibba at 6,001M would still be one fascinating peak. After having experienced the peak a few ti

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Informative Mt. DEO TIBBA: WHO IS THIS EXPEDITION MEANT FOR
07 December 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Lying to the southeast of Manali above Jagatsukh village, locals consider Deo Tibba (6,001M) to be the point of assembly for all gods (devtas) who are believed to come together and sit atop this peak

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Picture Blogs THE MANY MOODS OF MT. DEO TIBBA: A PHOTO STORY
07 December 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Mt. Deo Tibba is quite the trickster – a Denis the Menace of the mountains, if you will. You never know what its thinking or what it will throw your way next! The schemer that it is, it draws yo

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Informative HIGHLIGHTS OF BARAADSAR LAKE
12 December 2022 | Neeti Singhal

Considered sacred by the locals, Baraadsar Lake is known to have wish-fulfilling powers. A place for the locals to offer prayers to the forces of nature, with all its mystical and mythical powers, thi

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Picture Blogs BARAADSAR LAKE: THE RABBIT OUT OF A HAT: A PHOTO STORY
12 December 2022 | Neeti Singhal

If green is your colour of choice, Baraadsar Lake trek is where you want to be. Lush green fields as you start to lush green mountain faces with thick forests as you advance to lush green meadows for

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Informative Baraadsar lake: Who is this trek meant for?
12 December 2022 | Neeti Singhal

A mystery to most, the sacred lake known by locals to hold superpowers, Baraadsar Lake is a cauldron of awe which lies at the altitude of 4,600M at the convergence of the many ridges that bring you he

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Experiential The Slender Ridge to Mont Blanc: Summit Story of my Climb to the Highest Peak in the Alps
28 January 2023 | Neeti Singhal

“Will We Make It?”  

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Experiential A Deeply and Distressingly Personal Tale of the Horrors and Hilarities on Chandrabhaga 13
31 January 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The night was dark and dry, there were literal cracks in the sky like parched land but only upside down. Two massive rock pinnacles stood opposite each other like they were having a conversation. Migh

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Informative Ali Bedni Bugyal: Who is This Trek Meant For?
17 February 2023 | Neeti Singhal

If a ‘land of meadows’ had to have a name, it would be Ali Bedni Bugyal for their massive expanse, majestic views and some of the best vantage points on an easy terrain, friendly altitude

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Informative Highlights of Sandakphu Trek
17 February 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The highest point of West Bengal may not be very high, but it’s got everything going for it. At 3,627M, Sandakphu is a small package with big surprises ribbon-tied with the most comfortable trek

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Picture Blogs The Visual Wonders of Sandakphu Trek: A Photo Story
17 February 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The highest peak of West Bengal located right along the border of India and Nepal takes us on a walk through the clouds, quite literally. Thick, green forests of Singalila National Park, miles and mil

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Informative A Comprehensive Guide to Climbing Mont Blanc
07 March 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Did you know that the first ascent of Mont Blanc on August 8, 1786 marked the birth of modern mountaineering? If being responsible for giving birth and name to an entire sport does not make a mountain

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Informative Simplifying the Visa Process for Climbing Mont Blanc
09 March 2023 | Neeti Singhal

First of all, if you have decided to climb Mont Blanc, we just want to say – hurray! We speak from experience when we say it is going to be one hell of an experience. What the mountain lacks in

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Informative How to best prepare for a Mountain Climbing Expedition: All you need to know
11 April 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The prospect of moving towards bigger challenges, whether in nature or any other setting, is amply exciting. It is also extremely scary. There is no debate about that. But the question is, does advanc

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Informative Panwali Kantha: Who is This Trek Meant For?
12 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Care to witness the biggest and most important mountains of the Garhwal range of Himalayas from the most beautiful of surroundings? We suggest you get yourself to Panwali Kantha. The secluded trails o

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Informative Highlights of Panwali Kantha Trek
13 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Panwali Kantha is one of those rare treks which gives you a zoomed in view of the entire Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath ranges. This trail which is part of a larger route previously used

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Informative Highlights of Ali Bedni Bugyal
14 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Ali Bedni Bugyal is one of those rare treks which gives you so much in exchange for so little. This breezy year-round trek is a cauldron of mesmerizing beauty in the form of its massive expanses, exqu

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Informative Interesting Facts About Northeast India
22 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The Seven Sisters and one brother state (Sikkim) together constitute only 8% of the total geographical area of India. This 2.62 lakh square kilometers has so much to offer in terms of its natural beau

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Informative Permits Required for Northeast India
23 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

 First off, we just want to say that if you are planning to head to the Northeast of India, it is one trip you are likely to remember for a long time to come. The Seven Sisters and Sikkim togethe

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Informative Misconceptions About Northeast India: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear!
26 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Did you know that close to THIRTY FIVE percent of the Indian Himalayan Range lies in the Seven Sister States (+ Sikkim) of Northeast India! That's a massive stretch of the biggest mountain range in th

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Informative Myths and Legends from Northeast India
27 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

India is a land of folklore. There is a story in every stone, a tale for every river and a legend in each corner of this massive landmass. Our love for personification and storytelling is proudly admi

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Informative Tips for your Trip to Northern India
28 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The seven sisters and one brother state that make up the Northeastern end of the country, are some of the most geographically isolated and least visited parts of India. With their expanse of natural b

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Informative Best Time to Visit Northeast India
28 June 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The question about the best season to travel to the Northeast is one that is frequently asked. It is also a question which is the most difficult to answer because, unfortunately, there is very little

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Informative Who Should Travel to Northeast India
25 July 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Is it for nature lovers? Or photographers? Those who like to walk on high mountain slopes? Or for the ones who like to study societies and traditions? Wildlife enthusiasts or birders? Or for those who

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Informative How to Reach Dibrugarh
31 July 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The Tea City of India, Dibrugarh, rests in Upper Assam surrounded by tea estates that are characteristic of the state. The name of the city has an interesting past as does the city itself. When the Br

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Informative How to Reach Dimapur
31 July 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Dimapur is the largest city of Nagaland and also the gateway and commercial center of the state. Which means that if you plan to travel anywhere in Nagaland, you will probably be going through Dimapur

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Informative How to Reach Uttarey
31 July 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Uttarey is a small, unassuming village in the West district of Sikkim. As a town which sees very few tourists, it is known best for its picturesque setting and natural beauty. Surrounded by lush green

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Informative How to Reach Ziro Valley
31 July 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Ziro Valley, in Arunachal Pradesh, is probably best known for hosting the infamous Ziro Music Festival which sees an inflow of music enthusiasts from all over the globe. The energy of music in the pic

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Informative 9 places to visit in Northeast India in Summers
07 August 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Looking for respite from the sweltering heat of city summer? We might just have the perfect destination for you where the afternoons seem like a warm hug even during summertime. Being an all year roun

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Informative 5 Best Treks in Northeast India
11 August 2023 | Neeti Singhal

As is fairly obvious, we are quite obsessed with the Himalayas. While we are intrigued by all bumps and corners of this magnificent range of mountains, off-late we’ve been experiencing a special

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Informative How Wise is it to Attempt Pangarchulla Peak in the Winters: All You Need to Know
16 August 2023 | Neeti Singhal

The Garhwal Range of mountains in Uttarakhand houses some of the most reverential giants in the Himalayas such as Nanda Devi, Kamet, Choukhamba, Hathi Ghoda, Mana, Trishul (to name a few). Pangarchull

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Informative A Travel Guide For Northeast India
07 September 2023 | Neeti Singhal

It is a common belief that if you want to experience beauty untouched by the footprints of man, Northeast India is your haven. Where tourism hasn’t got its claws in to the lay of the land yet, t

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Informative How To Reach Gulmarg
21 November 2023 | Neeti Singhal

Gulmarg is known as the best ski destination in Kashmir and the Himalayas, and for good reason. It receives the most snowfall in India, with fresh powder regularly falling throughout the season. The g

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Informative Skiing Courses: Who Are They Meant For?
21 November 2023 | Neeti Singhal

There are a lot of things that make skiing a beautiful sport and the top amongst them is most definitely the locations that skiing allows you to visit. What started thousands of years ago on wooden sl

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Informative Highlights Of Skiing Courses
21 November 2023 | Neeti Singhal

If you are new to learning skiing, you are in for an exciting journey. It is normal for learners to feel overwhelmed by how much there is to know when it comes to skiing – from gear to terminolo

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Informative Dayara Bugyal vs Deoriatal Chandrashila: Which is a Better Beginner’s Trek?
05 January 2024 | Neeti Singhal

Dayara Bugyal and Deoriatal Chandrashila are two beginner-friendly treks in Uttarakhand which are very distinct from each other but also worthy competitors on almost all fronts. They are multiple-seas

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Informative A Day-Wise Guide to Sandakphu Phalut Trek
06 January 2024 | Neeti Singhal

Sandakphu is a trek of multiple climaxes. Not only is the day of the climb to its highest point the highlight of the trek – the entire trek is a series of highlights one after the other right fr

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Informative Comprehensive Guide To Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek
23 January 2024 | Neeti Singhal

The Deoriatal-Chandrashila trail is located in Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand, going up to an altitude of 3,700M. It takes you through the gorgeous forest trails of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctua

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Informative Informative 9 Reasons To Do The Everest Base Camp Trek
14 February 2024 | Neeti Singhal

Regarded as a classic, there is barely anyone in the trekking community who wouldn’t be familiar with the star trek of Nepal, Everest Base Camp Trek, lovingly called EBC. It is one of the three

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Informative Preparing For The Everest Base Camp Trek
20 February 2024 | Neeti Singhal

Have you always wanted to trek to the Base Camp of Everest but found yourself drowning in questions like “Is this the right trek for me? “Will I be able to do it?” “How should

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