Mt Everest Base Camp – Complete Guide!

Oh My God! I really cannot contain the excitement! I have finally done it. Mt Everest Base Camp – which was a distant dream – I have done it!!! This has been the epitome of all the adventurous things I have done so far in my life. But I will for sure confess – I…

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Acclimatisation is very important!

I had always heard about the altitude sickness but had never experienced it. But this hike taught me how important it is to acclimatize and not to take altitude for granted. Let me give you a real life example, where my porter Ashish suffered a high altitude sickness. Day 1 at Lobuche: My guide Lal…

Kathmandu to Lukla Transportation options

This is Day 2 and my friend Vijay and I are still at the Kathmandu airport waiting for our flight to Lukla. After a lot of talking and research at the airport, we have learned that there are mainly three options (okay five) to go to Lukla. Option 1: Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu…

Our adventure at Figure 8 pool

It was a beautiful Saturday and as part of our weekend exercise, my friends, Vijay, Som, Priya and Sree, and I had picked Figure 8 pool. Priya and Som had checked various websites to see the best time to visit on that Saturday. NOTE: The best time to visit Figure 8 pool is during low…

Helensburgh Temple

My first drive with Ruhi was to Helensburgh Temple. “It is always wise to take blessings from the almighty when you buy new things.” – This is something my mother always reiterates. I decided to listen to my mother and headed straight to Helensburgh Temple. My friends Som and Vijay accompanied me during my visit…

Hiking pack (daypack and backpack)

The first lesson I learned during my Inca trail hike was that that it is important to have two packs – the first is the backpack, carried by the porter, mainly containing clothes and things not required while hiking and the second is the day pack, carried by me, mainly containing water bottle, snacks, passport…

Mt Everest Base Camp – Tour details

It is advisable to go with a reputed tour agent for the Mount Everest Base Camp hike. My friend Vijay and I did not do much of research – we just picked the best one reviewed in Trip Advisor. The details of the bookings are: Tour Operator: Unique Path Trekking and Expedition (P) Limited Contact…

Getting around in Sydney

Sydney has four modes of public transport: Trains Buses Ferries Light rails The main train station is the Central train station. The recent andĀ up-to-date information on public transport can be found on NSW Transport website. Opal card is the card used to travel within Sydney and can be used for any modes of public transport…

Castle Head Walk

Another spectacular walk in Blue Mountains is the Castle Head Walk. The walk provides the actual bush walking experience and has mind boggling views of the mountains. It’s definitely one of the hikes to add while considering hiking in the blue mountains. Logistics: Starting point: Scenic World bus stop Distance: 15 kilometers return Grade: Easy…