Maha Guru Member
- About solo_trekker
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- About Me
- I usually travel solo, but am never alone...
Always meet up with others...
An avid lover of The Himalayas, I have travelled the length and breadth of the country - done many treks in Kumaon and Garhwal in Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand), Himachal - Kangra and the remote Kinnaur and Spiti valleys (all separate trips), the ultimate Ladakh, twice - a few of those trips solo...!
In fact, I could possibly qualify as being a citizen of Uttarakhand state...
Have spent atleast a stationary night in each one of the 13 districts in my favourite state...! (Have actually spent close to a month in some of the districts too)
I have spent a major part of my life down South, in Tamil Nadu... - Just loved Kerala n Coorg... And seen the coastline right from Diu to Kanya Kumari to Vizag...
Why solo...? I used to keep making plans with friends all the time... And something would usually always happen at the very last moment, and the whole plan would go for a toss - And then, I discovered the joys of solo-trekking...!
But, invariably, I have always, repeat always, found good company in the hills in the form of fellow trekkers - they have always happily tolerated me...!
One of my most memorable trips was in Nubra valley in Ladakh where four of us strangers - all solo travelers - a gal from Portugal, another gal from Britain, a guy from Italy and me - had the time of our lives...! I had initially planned to spend just a night in Nubra - ended up spending four fun-filled days...!
In Uttarakhand, I have done a solo trek to Pindari Glacier, been to the Valley of Flowers twice, a group trek to Dodital and Darba Top, done the ancient pilgrimage route across Panwalikantha, and also been to Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath & Hemkund Sahib... Done Tungnath and the Chandrashila Peak stretch... And been to Deoriyatal too... Been to Abbott Mount and Munsiyari and down a cave at Patal Bhuwaneshwar...
And, Skiing in Auli while it was snowing was an amazing experience too...
In Himachal, I've done a few short treks around the outskirts of Shimla, a trek ahead of McLeod Ganj, ahead of Triund, across a few glaciers - I'm lucky to have come back from there - Also been to the remote Spiti (Tabo, Kei, Dhangkar, Pin) and Kinnaur Valleys (Kalpa, Sangla, Chitkul), with different travel mates...!
Have also completed the trip of a lifetime...
The month-long Kailash Mansarovar Yatra...!
Amazing and enriching experience...
I am almost always on the look-out for options for my next Himalayan trip...
Would only be glad to pair up with any other solo travelers, as I have in the past - Rest assured, it will be an enriching experience for me too...!
- Music - anything goes...!
- Favorite Quote
- C'est La Vie...!
- Guilty Pleasure
- Just too many to count...!
- Favorite Books
- Bill Bryson - He's hilarious...!
- Favorite Television Programs
- Switchin Channels