Hiking adventures of 2018

Continuing the promise from 2017, I hiked a bit in 2018 as well. Even though I did not hike as much as I would have expected, I did tick off one of the awesomest things I have ever done in my life – The Everest Base Camp. So, on the last day of the year,…

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Ruined Castle

One of my favourite walks in Blue Mountains is to the Ruined Castle. After planning numerous times, one fine day I made it to the Ruined Castle. The views from the top is surely worth it. Unfortunately, I could not complete the last leg of the climb because of the difficulty. Logistics: Distance: 16.3 kilometers Grade: Very…

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Burbie Canyon

A very short walk but a beautiful walk is the Burbie Canyon. The walking trail is through the Warrumbungle National Park and through a sandstone gorge. Logistics: Distance: 2 kilometers return. Grade: Easy. Public transport: Unfortunately, there is no public transport. The only way to go to this national park is by car. Park entry fee: AUD…

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Hiking pack

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…

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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…

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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…

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Wedding Cake Rock

One of the most beautiful rocks I have ever seen in my life is the Wedding cake rock. Why is it called the Wedding cake rock? Well the answer is simple – the rock formations look like the wedding cake layered up. I had been planning a hike to this walk for close to 2 years.…

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Mt Iron loop walk!

If you want panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Wanaka town, Mt Iron Summit is definitely the place to be. Mt Iron is about 573 metres high and is one of the prominent mountains visible from Wanaka town. The Mt Iron car park is about 2 kilometres from the Town centre. And that is the…

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Mt John – South Summit Walk

Tekapo is a small town located in the inland South Island in New Zealand. One of the must dos when in Tekapo is hiking the South Summit of Mt John. The walk starts off at the hot springs and makes its way through the lush green forest, till the Summit and then to the Cafe…

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Central to Milsons Point ❤️

Everyone knows about Sydney Opera House. It is a jewel that Sydney has. Sydney also has a Harbour Bridge that overlooks the Opera House on the waterfront. This view is something to die for. A short walk of 5 kilometres, perfect for a mid week, provides some spectacular views of the Opera House from the…

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