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Annapurna Circuit + Annapurna Basecamp (ABC), Nepal

Reading Time: 9 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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Homemade Turmeric soap recipe

Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently posted pictures of the homemade soap I whipped together with the help of few friends, on facebook. Since several of you asked for the recipe, I figured it would make a good blog post. Here is my recipe: One portion of Lye  2 portions of tap water  8 portions of oil 1 spoon of turmeric […]

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Patagonia Packing List for Trekking and Camping

Reading Time: 5 minutes This list of Patagonia packing list for Trekking and Camping, is from our experience in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. However, the list can also be used for rest of the Patagonia. Don’t take “packing-light” easily. Try to reduce the weight of the backpack as much as possible. 1) Bags: A well fit backpack. […]

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Budget Accommodations !

Reading Time: 3 minutes I didn’t know everything on day-one. I have made all travel mistakes before I figured out the style, budget and type that works well for me. Here are some tips from my experience. ** Stay at hostels or home-stays: Reasons for choosing hostels : – If I travel alone and unsure about the place I […]

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I am on H1B visa or EAD and is it safe to travel so much ?!

Reading Time: 1 minute Yes, it is safe !!! – If you are in US legally and have a legitimate job, walk through the immigration confidently. – Just be really honest with the immigration officer about your vacation. Yes, your vacation doesn’t always have to be going to India only. – Even if the international travels are back to […]

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