Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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 from Pokhara were pretty relaxing and much needed break from the hike.  Came back to Kathmandu and flew to Lukla for the next adventure.  Everest Basecamp this time- via Gokyo …

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Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps – Backpacking Guide

  Canyon Creek Lakes in Trinity Alps is a moderately trafficked beginner friendly backpacking trip. I was 6 months pregnant when I did the hike and it was really enjoyable even during the pregnancy. Canyon Creek Lakes Hike Stats: Distance: 16 miles round trip to lower canyon creek lake and back. Elevation:  3200ft (according to …

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Annapurna Circuit + Annapurna Basecamp (ABC), Nepal

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 …

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Dehydrated Indian food on the trail – Dhal Rice Recipe

Ever been on a long trip away from home and craved for the comfort food that you are used to. Dehydrating Indian food has saved us tremendously from mom’s food cravings, especially on backpacking trips and long international trips. This is another way, we save money when we travel to expensive countries.  Most Indian food, …

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Ansel Adams Wilderness – Parker, Silver, Agnew & Clark Lakes

Ansel Adams wilderness is so huge that one will never run out of loops or day hikes to do. This is our second trip to the wilderness. We only had permit for one night at the wilderness this time. These permits get sold out quickly. However at visitor center, they do issue walk-up permits. Call ahead to …

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Rim to Rim Hike – Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park rim-to-rim hike has been on my list for years. When a friend offered us permits, it was a no-brainer. After sunset at  Coral Pink Sand Dunes, we drove in the direction of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan was to stay at Kanab. However, all the hotels/motels were booked by the …

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Lillian Lake Loop – Ansel Adams Wilderness Backpacking Planner

  Lillian lake loop is a great first time trip to explore this wilderness area. Sandwiched between Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, the Ansel Adams Wilderness is home to pristine glacier lakes, and imposing mountain peaks. The wilderness offers multiple hiking options from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips. We chose to do Lillian …

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8 Lakes in a weekend – Desolation Wilderness

Often Californians stop just at Lake Tahoe and not explore other lakes in the area. Next time you visit Tahoe, consider the Desolation wilderness area that is full of amazing mountain lakes. There are multiple of trail heads to get into the Desolation Wilderness. The one we did is a very beginner friendly 13.5-mile loop. …

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Torres Del Paine – Itinerary ‘O’ Circuit

So, you have decided to spend more time at the park and brave ‘O’ circuit hike. Excellent decision !!! Before proceeding, read “Patagonia Packing List” for a detailed list of things to consider/pack for the trek. Also read, ‘W Itinerary’ to learn about details on how to get to Torres Del Paine and other logistics. …

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Comprehensive Guide to Torres Del Paine W Trek

Torres Del Paine

Torres Del Paine – ‘W’ Trek  is probably one of the most popular hiking route in Chilean side of Patagonia, for obvious reasons. It’s mind-blowing to say the least and very manageable for most hikers including kids. Perhaps, its better to be bit slower to enjoy the beauty as opposed to rushing through. If  you …

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