I landed in Quito with absolutely no planning and couple of weeks in hand. It was one of those trips that I booked on a ...
August 2012, I was traveling alone in Colombia. Now that i think about back, it was my last solo trip 🙂 I fell so much ...
It’s been a few weeks since my little one arrived, oh those sleepless nights and what feels like a constant feeding sessions, it’s time ...
After a 26-days of hiking at Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Basecamp, we spent a few days at Pokhara. White water rafting and Chitwan National Park ...
What was originally a 3-day labor day weekend, came down to a day trip due to fire in the region. Here is what we ended ...
Friday night – we started driving around 7:30PM from bay area to Redding and stayed at a motel for the night. After a 6-hours of sleep, the day started early at 6-ish in the morning. From Redding the trail head is a good 2 hour drive from Redding to Weaverville. From Weaverville, head west on […]
Another gem of Santa Cruz mountains, the Henry Cowell State Park offers camping as well as day hike options. We did a 7.3 mile loop that took us through 4 river crossings, some waist deep. We started at Rincon Fire road parking lot and followed the trail for 1.2 miles. The first river crossing comes […]
No of days: 26 days ( ABC alone can be done in 8-9 days) Maximum Elevation: 5416m Best Months: March, April, May, September, October, November. We hiked in September. Start From: Kathmandu End at: Pokhara No. of hours of walking: At a moderate pace anywhere from 5-8 hours. Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest peak […]
Day 1: Arrive at Calgary, rent car, drive to Jasper National Park Day 2, 3, 4: Jasper National Park Day 5: Icefields Parkway Day 6: Banff region of Banff National Park Day 7: Kootenay National Park Day 8 : Yoho National Park Day 9: Lake Louise region of Banff National Park Day 10: Drive from Yoho to Calgary via Banff […]
From Kootenay National Park, we drove through the town of Golden and Field into Yoho National Park. The route took us through rural Canada that we would have otherwise not seen. Yoho is another national park that is well suited for backpacking trips than drive-to scenic spots. However there is a beautiful waterfall Takakkaw falls […]
Just off of Banff National park are Kootenay National park and Yoho National Park. People tend to skip these national parks often. Especially Kootenay, because there are no drive-to view points on this park. You have to pretty much hike to see anything here. Since we had only given ourselves one full day for this […]
After Jasper National Park, we went to Banff National Park for the next two days. Banff park regions: Banff Lake Louise Castle Junction Icefields Parkway We camped at Tunnel view village I. Since it was a long weekend for both US and Canada, the campground was super crowded. Banff Hikes: Tunnel Mountain Summit: 4.8 KM […]
Icefields Parkway,from Jasper to Lake Louise is a good 230KM highway that connects Banff and Jasper National Parks. It is one the most scenic highways to drive through in Canada. And I can vouch for it. View of Waterfalls, Glaciers, turquoise blue lakes, and snow covered mountains – thats what you get on this highway. […]
Jasper National Park is split into five major regions: Around Jasper Town Maligne Valley Miette Hot Springs Edith Cavell Icefield Parkway Here are the hikes we did at each region. We mostly did easy to moderate ones. However, there are “diamond” rated strenuous hikes and backpacking options in each of these regions. The longest hike […]
How awesome would it be to have sambar rice for lunch on a backpacking trip ?! And I have figured out a few recipes that work really well for us. Things needed: A dehydrator : https://smile.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-61WHC-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B0002WSQHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497980520&sr=8-2&keywords=nesco+dehydrator Home cooked food or left overs Patience White Rice/Pongal/Pulav/Upma: Just cook like you would regularly and layer them up on […]