Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part 3: Tilicho Lake Side Trek

Day 6 – It’s recommended that once you reach Manang that a day is taken to rest and acclimatize to the elevation. Since I made it here in five days, one day ahead of the guidebooks I probably shouldn’t have left at seven in the morning to take on the most difficult and dangerous side … More Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part 3: Tilicho Lake Side Trek

Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part 1: 50 Shades Of Green

Day 1 – 6:30 am. Packing only the essentials, a couple outfits to hike in, one to hang around in at the days finish, gore-tex gear, basic toiletries, a couple books, a little food (muesli for the mornings, granola bars and trail mix as snacks on the move), and of course my juggling balls I … More Trekking the Annapurna Circuit – Part 1: 50 Shades Of Green

Cold, Pain, Illness, All Amongst Beauty – Himachel Pradesh, India

Not starting with any of these, instead my first mistake… booking two tickets too close together and relying on the Indian rail system to be punctual, but these others were soon to come. I was heading to the hill station of Shimla on the UNESCO World Heritage train from Kalka (six hours north of New … More Cold, Pain, Illness, All Amongst Beauty – Himachel Pradesh, India