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Kareri Lake trek with kids: Day One

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsAs you have read in prologue about Kareri Lake Trekking, the plan for first day was to trek from Satobari (1700 mt/5600 ft) to the Kareri village (2500 mt/8000 ft), where we were to have our first night halt of the four-day trek. We reached Satobari village with Arvind, our tour guide and tour operator. Arvind gave us lightweight hiking sticks. He gave a short stick […]

Kareri Lake Trek with Kids: Prologue

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kids

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series High Altitude trek with kidsMcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh has all that Himachal offers; scented air, blue skies, white peaks, tall trees but it is heavily touristy as well. His holiness Dalai Lama also calls it home and you get a heady cocktail of people. Everywhere. To make it off beat or to say customise it to our palate was not that difficult. We threw some ancient ruins and a high […]

Sin and Sinners – Matiana, Himachal Pradesh

During our June 2012 sojourn in Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, almost everywhere, apple trees were flowering. Younger kid, who was only four then, wondered “All these flowers will become apples! How tasty the tree will be?” “I will eat all the apples – gap-gapa-gap-gap” gestured he, with his small hands.

Buddhism: Fluttering Flags and Floating Blessings

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Sikkim Diary

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Sikkim DiaryThe flags fluttered gaily, hymns written over them floated, carefully picked by the wind, the spiritual vibrations (of hymns) blended with the natural energy (of wind) touched mortal sentient, uplifted their merits and fortunes and the message of peace and happiness was delivered far and wide. Welcome to the Buddhist land of Sikkim.