How to Trek the Chamba Valley, India

Chamba Valley Trek Photo

This is an outline on how to trek the Chamba Valley, India. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. This is […]

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How to Trek to the Source of the Ganges River, NW India

Ganga Pilgrimage

How to trek to the source of the Ganges River in NW India. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided pilgrimage on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. This […]

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How to Travel from Manali to Leh, NW India

Manali to Leh

This is a post on how to travel from Manali to Leh, NW India, the hard way. I completely underestimated this scheduled 18-hour ride. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a […]

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How to Ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India

Lamayuru

In this post I outline how to ride to Lamayuru Monastery, NW India. It is the oldest in Ladakh, dating back beyond the 10th century. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided motorcycle activity […]

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How to Trek near Leh, NW India

Digala Trek 7

In this post I outline how to trek near Leh, NW India (to the Diga La Pass specifically). I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided adventure on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig […]

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How to Attend the Wagah Border Ceremony

Indian woman runs with flag

In this post I outline how to attend the Wagah border ceremony. I will provide details that include maps, costs, logistical requirements and facts as well as links to a full written narrative, photos and videos. This is a self-guided activity on a shoestring. Follow the links to dig deeper into the adventure. Difficulty Level: […]

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Chamba Valley Trek, India

Chamba Valley Trek Photo

Himachal Pradesh, Bhagsu to Lamu, India  Chamba Valley Trek Dam it! How long can it possibly take to walk down a slippery slope in a cold rain shower? What on earth was taking Eli so long? It was getting late, the temperature was dropping, my clothes were soaked, we were still at least 4 hours […]

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Pilgrimage to the source of the Ganges – Narrative

Ganga Pilgrimage

Uttarakhand, Gangotri, India Indian mythology In Indian mythology, the Ganges River was brought to earth from heaven by a rishi (sage) named Bhagirath. The rishi endured a long penance so that India could have a perennial water source. However, the force of the Ganges was so strong that Shiva had to break her fall on […]

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Manali to Leh Expedition – Narrative

Manali to Leh

Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh, India Manali to Leh Expedition Ok, how complicated or adventurous can a simple jeep trip from Manali to Leh be? I wasn’t searching for an overland expedition, just a ride. Actually I had made the trip before, but in the other direction so knew that the route is pretty rugged in […]

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Ride to Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru

Ladakh, India Lamayuru Ride Lets rent a motorbike and ride to Lamayuru, Cristina stated. I looked up from my eggs on toast breakfast and frowned. She continued to stare at me expectantly while I chewed my toast much longer than necessary. We were in a holding pattern. She was playing the persistent Italian girlfriend and […]

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