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Forum: Sikkim May 20th, 2016, 12:05
Replies: 18
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Posted By sidch
I'm not sure North Sikkim would be accessible....

I'm not sure North Sikkim would be accessible. You could visit Tsongo or Nathula instead or could try Paro - Bhutan.

Alternatively Gulmarg or Pahalgam in Kashmir or Solang in Himachal and of...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 19th, 2016, 14:52
Replies: 1,309
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Posted By sidch
Just got back from quick Sandakphu Phalut trek....

Just got back from quick Sandakphu Phalut trek. Route was

Day 1 : Maneybhanjyang to Gairibas
Had overcast skies from the start itself and intermittent rain and wild wind all the way till...
Forum: Sikkim May 19th, 2016, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By sidch
Gangtok, West and East Sikkim are fine although...

Gangtok, West and East Sikkim are fine although it is raining in the region. Permits for Tsongo lake, Nathula etc are being issued. Only North Sikkim is out of bounds for now.
Forum: Sikkim May 19th, 2016, 10:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By sidch
North Sikkim permits not being issued for the next few days or weeks

Just received news that a concrete bridge ahead of Mangan has collapsed. About 300 travellers were stranded but the villagers and emergency rescue teams constructed log bridges and managed to...
Forum: Sikkim May 19th, 2016, 10:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,969
Posted By sidch
Please be aware that a concrete bridge ahead of...

Please be aware that a concrete bridge ahead of Mangan has collapsed and trips to North Sikkim have been called off. No fresh permits are being issued as of now.
Forum: Jammu & Kashmir Nov 1st, 2015, 14:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,726
Posted By sidch
Srinagar to Pahalgam will take about 3-4 hours....

Srinagar to Pahalgam will take about 3-4 hours. So if you want to do it in one day you will need to leave very early in the morning to be able to return back on the same day. I personally like...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 7th, 2015, 11:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
btw I am on facebook Murali - you can message me...

btw I am on facebook Murali - you can message me there (you can get my facebook ID via my blog profile) :)
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 7th, 2015, 11:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
Thanks Tanzee... yea will look to figure out in...

Thanks Tanzee... yea will look to figure out in advance preferably! :)

@harish - thanks for you wishes for the run... hope I am able to complete it alright!

@Murali - luckily another of the...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 5th, 2015, 18:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
thanks a lot for your wishes lonewolf :) although...

thanks a lot for your wishes lonewolf :) although im but a fraction of the speed at which Milkha ran! :D just a slow long distance runner!

@jayesh - yea they do ask for past experience... i...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India May 4th, 2015, 11:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
Hi Murali, Yea my plan is definitely on and...

Hi Murali,

Yea my plan is definitely on and will be... whether solo or otherwise cos I have the Khardungla Challenge (72 k run) coming up on Sep 13th, so I have to finish the climb before that to...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 13th, 2015, 12:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
thanks Inditramp! will check it out :) ...

thanks Inditramp! will check it out :)

@lonewolf - many thanks for the suggestion! if you could please inbox me his contact number (if he does not mind speaking to me!) I will call him up :) Once...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Apr 9th, 2015, 15:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By sidch
Chamser kangri in Sep 2015

Hi all,

I will be attempting Chamser kangri Summit (Ladakh) around the on the 4th of Sep 2015 (4th Sep is the departure from Leh) The cost depend son the number of members is what I have gathered,...
Forum: Car, Motorbike, and Bike Photologues Apr 9th, 2015, 15:22
Replies: 26
Views: 26,752
Posted By sidch
hi Vsprabhu, It will be hot since its...

hi Vsprabhu,

It will be hot since its summer, and humid too, especially in the city. However if you stay along the beachside, it will be much better due to the sea breeze blowing in.

I do not...
Forum: Sikkim Apr 1st, 2015, 14:45
Replies: 26
Views: 4,776
Posted By sidch
ah!!! did not see your message till today!! have...

ah!!! did not see your message till today!! have been off Indiamike since quite a while... will reply in detail later today :)
Forum: West Bengal Sep 16th, 2014, 10:31
Replies: 88
Views: 45,084
Posted By sidch
I do not recall having seeing a bungalow there...

I do not recall having seeing a bungalow there but I'm sure the Forest Department should have accomodation of some description! You will have more stay options in Bagora and can always drive to...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Sep 16th, 2014, 10:28
Replies: 556
Views: 77,234
Posted By sidch
Ah I saw this thread after a long time! Too late...

Ah I saw this thread after a long time! Too late to reply to Raktimpiku, but I will reply anyway. The guide I used twice, was a young boy, but he is no longer taking treks up. I do not know about...
Forum: Car, Motorbike, and Bike Photologues Aug 23rd, 2014, 12:44
Replies: 28
Views: 9,005
Posted By sidch
thanks for the kind words SinghalongSA :) A...

thanks for the kind words SinghalongSA :) A pretty old trip report this one, haven't posted any since a long time now! :D
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 21st, 2014, 15:26
Replies: 185
Views: 194,660
Posted By sidch
Lot of good stuff available at very reasonable...

Lot of good stuff available at very reasonable prices in Mumbai The owner is an avid trekker, mountaineer, rock climber.... very humble guy - Nandu Chavan


Mountain Sports Academy Adevnture Gear...
Forum: Sikkim Jul 21st, 2014, 14:53
Replies: 2
Views: 3,183
Posted By sidch
hi there, I have not been to Tsongo/Nathula...

hi there,

I have not been to Tsongo/Nathula since quite a few years now so cannot really recommend any agency (to me they were all pretty ok its a v short trip and you can get it done via the...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 21st, 2014, 14:45
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By sidch
btw I was wrong when I said you could go direct...

btw I was wrong when I said you could go direct from Thansing to Yuksom... yes its possible but you need to be very fit and leave very early. I actually meant directly from Thansing to Tsokha! :)...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 21st, 2014, 14:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By sidch
@savybaids When you stop at Thansing,...

@savybaids


When you stop at Thansing, with Lamuney and the pass/valley on your left look straight ahead. There is a trail that leads up the opposite mountain which take syou to the actual...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 17th, 2014, 10:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By sidch
If you are reasonably fit, the itinerary seems to...

If you are reasonably fit, the itinerary seems to be extremely stretched out!!!

The first few days are crucial with the first 2 being the toughest. On the third day, once you have done Dzongri...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 17th, 2014, 10:30
Replies: 77
Views: 13,538
Posted By sidch
@Subhajit The Sikkim peaks are quite...

@Subhajit

The Sikkim peaks are quite technical and are not really trekking peaks. I do want to climb Tenzingkhang but am (as yet) unprepared and will attempt after I finish my Basic...
Forum: India Expat Area Mar 25th, 2014, 10:14
Replies: 221
Views: 23,057
Posted By sidch
Its surreal the fuss over a bedsheet/pillow cover...

Its surreal the fuss over a bedsheet/pillow cover set. Makes me suspicious that perhaps its not what it is supposed to be. Maybe worth getting sniffer dogs to check the parcel out! :D (perhaps this...
Forum: India Expat Area Mar 24th, 2014, 12:05
Replies: 221
Views: 23,057
Posted By sidch
Uma...if the guy wants the blanket, surely he can...

Uma...if the guy wants the blanket, surely he can come and pick it up from you at a designated spot. I don't see why you need to go all the way anyway. I personally would always ask my friend to come...
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