The fact that this trek starts from a village called Chilling is an indication of things to come. With freezing temperatures of minus 30 degrees and a precarious walk on the frozen Zanskar river, the Chadar trek promises an experience like no other.
It was about seven years since my last trek into the mountains. Yes, I had gone whitewater rafting down the Brahmaputra but then other than it being an outdoor adventure, there was nothing in common with a trek. A trek is different. Mountains have a different aura about them. There’s an aloofness, a solidity, a sense of permanence about them that nothing else in nature provides.
Cloud-piercing peaks, dense forests and roaring rivers make for heady adventures
– Kabir Gupta has been participating at the Himalayan Adventure Challenge for over three years along with his family and friends at this unique event held each year in Rishikesh. Here he recounts his experiences in the outdoors and what it means for him to come back each year: The lush green valleys, snow covered…
Assam, in India’s little-visited northeast, harbours a wilderness rafting experience that will soon disappear with the completion of a controversial dam.
Swept overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggles in his life jacket and helmet to get back to our boat, terror flashing in his eyes. I sit closest to his flailing hands and the rest of the group shouts for me to get hold of him.
The spectacular Auden’s Col trek offers you the rare chance to experience wilderness and climb in solitude. Text and photographs by Milan Moudgill for Outlook Traveller
By Patrick Scott for the Wall Street Journal The Beatles sought spiritual enlightenment in Rishikesh, a Himalayan mountain town on the banks of the Ganges. These days, it’s a white-water-rafting hub, offering more physical highs SWEPT overboard by the churning rapids of the Ganges River, our rafting mate struggled in his life jacket and helmet…
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I always thought it was quite cute the way rapids are named. Rocky III, christened so for the three quick bursts of rock-strewn surges, socks us cold with an inaugural taste of the Tons. An Article by Nirad Grover for Man’s World Magazine