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Journey of nature before my Himalayan expedition
My first trek in my life was in 2009 in Western Ghats - Mulliangiri - the highest peak in Karnataka, accompanied with my friends - Rajeswari, Sudhir, Vijay, Vibhav & their friends - Pavan & Narendra. After this, we have done several treks other treks in South India. It gave me a great experience & love for nature. As i love travelling & exploring new places, I wanted to visit Jammu & Kashmir once in my lifetime. During this research, I was stunned seeing the excellence of Ladakh in pictures and I began to wonder how do I go there to experience it. I always had a dream of going to Himalayas, however didn't know how to design it out, from persuading my family and test myself to do it. Thanks to Adobe for my 1 month sabbatical, which I took the holiday and planned my "Leh Ladakh" Trip during 2016 and had a wonderful voyage, delighted in the comfort and peace and I began to look all starry eyed at mountains and snow :) This was little foundation about how i ended up with this crazy passion of exploring or enjoying the Himalayas.
It was in mid November 2017, when i decided to trek the mighty Himalayas. This time it wasn’t easy to convince my family as i was planning to go for solo trek in extreme weather conditions, also I knew far away from network to keep family posted about where about is next to impossible. In any case, I needed to and I mean to. Needed to take a break from my standard life and needed to explore. Rightly captioned by John Muir - "Mountains are calling & I must go" was there on my head :P
It was at some point between August - November, 2017, even in the wake of having a cherishing and minding family, friends, astounding work life, I was feeling lost. There was something major missing in my life. Had a feeling that I have lost a piece of me. I was attempting to make sense of how to escape the state. Then finally in November 2nd week, I chose to move and invigorate myself. I required my "personal time" with me to conquer myself. Kedarakanta trek was somewhat an instantaneous choice that I made and further I began to accumulate all data related to this. One of my friend had attempted with TTH and had given great input on the same. Hence, I enrolled as solo traveller with "Trek the Himalayas" (TTH) for my first Himalayan Expedition - Kedarkantha Trek.
The Kedarkantha trek is situated among the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The distance is not much and the trekking trail is neither very difficult which enables even the first time trekkers to set on the adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best
Duration :- 6 Days, Max Altitude :- 12,500 Ft., Approx Trekking Km :- 20 Kms.
Who can go:-
1. First timer can apply, should have some interest in trekking and mountaineering.
2. The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 45 minutes without a stress.
3. The climber should be able to carry a 10 kg backpack.
4. Heart problem, high blood pressure, asthma, and epilepsy cannot be reconciled on this mission. The climber must not have the conditions mentioned above
Items to carry
The list - Trek Essentials
Fitness before Trek
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