Kedarkantha trek Versus Brahmatal trek

snow in Manali

Which one to go for, Kedarkantha trek or Brahmatal trek? Every traveler’s to do list holds a desire to insight into a picturesque of surreal mountains rooting into the serene landscapes covered with a white expanse of snow, which is why Uttarakhand is a traveler’s delight! Both Kedarkantha and Brahmatal are famous winter treks in […]

A guide to application in mountaineering institutes in India – Xpedition Series

Applying for a mountaineering course in India Mountaineering is something which one can start believing in only after experiencing it. There are many institutes which offer courses in trekking and mountaineering and other adventure sports. Your entry into the world of mountaineering depends on the mountaineering courses you take along. Mountaineering institutes in India differ […]

Rasol Trek – The offbeat trek in Kasol

Parashar lake trek

About Rasol Trek Rasol trek involves going to the Rasol village, a hamlet located in the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a very small village with a handful of houses and the place is ideal for a weekend getaway, better than Kheerganga if you are looking for a lesser crowded place. Highest […]

Looking for an ‘A’ grade in BMC ? Here are a few tips

Getting ‘A’ grade in Basic Mountaineering Course First of all, you must know that an ‘A’ grade is extremely important in your mountaineering career and you have to have an ‘A’ grade in BMC so that you can go for your AMC. There is no sure shot way that guarantees an A grade, but no […]

Preparation for the Basic Mountaineering Course – Xpedition Series

BMC fitness

Every year several mountaineers graduate from the mountaineering institutes in India, some with considerable waiting times. We recently covered a detail of all these institutes, courses they offer and info that would shorten your application process in the previous article (Click on the Mountaineering Courses in India to read in detail about such courses). Fitness […]

Weather in Manali – A detailed weather report

Manali weather report

Manali weather The weather in Manali is very important for the enthusiastic trekkers as a particular weather condition can determine the level of difficulty of the trek. It is highly recommended to avoid visiting Manali during the time of monsoons, as the Chandigarh-Manali road as well as areas around Mandi are highly susceptible to landslides. […]

Mountaineering Courses in India – Xpedition Series

Khumbu icefall

Any mountaineering course would focus on imparting skills related to rock craft, ice craft and snow craft. BMC would offer an orientation of the entire mountaineering essentials. You would be trained for rope essentials, outdoor survival techniques, expedition planning and team-work and a climb to the summit of a high-altitude peak. You might have already […]

Xpedition Series – Interview with Bhargab Borah

EBC Trek

From pursuing  BMC twice, once in 2009 and again in 2013, an AMC, climbing Mt Lapoche, Deo Tibba, Nanda Ghunti  and also witnessing the deadliest avalanche on Everest in 2014, Bhargab has seen it all. Bhargab Borah’s journey in the mountains started with a trek at a very young age. His love for mountains only […]

Xpedition Series – An interview with Monti Rajkhowa, Part II

Monti Rajkhowa

”Amat Victoria Curam” – Victory Loves Preparation!! In our previous article, we discussed with Monti Rajkhowa (the Kanchenjunga climber from 2018) about her background and her motivation behind mountaineering. Click here to read our first article on the Xpedition Series. Monti’s journey to Kanchenjunga involved intense preparation and all of this happened within a very […]

Xpedition Series – An interview with Monti Rajkhowa

Kanchenjunga climber Monti Rajkhowa

“The two great risks are risking too much but also risking too little. That’s for each person to decide. For me, not risking anything is worse than death. By far.” – Jimmy Chin Meet Monti Rajkhowa, who recently scaled Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest mountain, rising up to an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) and […]