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Everest Base Camp Trek: Lukla to Namche Bazaar
Everest Base Camp Trek: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche
Everest Base Camp Trek: Tengboche to Dingboche
Everest Base Camp Trek: Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Everest Base Camp Trek: Dingboche to Lobuche
Everest Base Camp Trek: Lobuche to Gorak Shep
Everest Base Camp Trek: To the Base Camp
Everest Base Camp Trek: Kala Patthar
2011, January

Trek day 10
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Everest Base Camp Trek: Gorak Shep to Thukla
Everest Base Camp Trek: Thukla to Tengboche
Everest Base Camp Trek: Tengboche to Lukla
2011, January

Trek day 13,14,15

Nepal

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Danum Valley Sunrise
2010, September

We watch a beautiful sunrise over Danum Valley

Malaysia

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Danum Valley Purut Waterfall Trail
2010, September

We trek deep into the primary rainforest on the trail to purut waterfall. Purut waterfall is made up of tiered pools.

Malaysia

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Danum Valley
2010, September

Pictures of the Danum Valley Field Center, the tembaling waterfall trail, the orchid trail and other miscellaneous photos.

Malaysia

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Kota Kinabalu
2010, September

We visit Mt Kinabalu national park. Dine at the waterfront restaurants each night. Get a foot massage. Do island hopping and look for the famed night market which turns out is just behind the hotel we checked into.
Malaysia

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Pulau Redang Snorkeling
2010, September

We charter a boat and take a round the island trip exploring its various coral sites.

Malaysia

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Pulau Redang
2010, September

Redang Island situated off the east coat of Malaysia is part of a marine park. A perfect island getaway if you are looking for clear blue waters and white sandy beaches.

Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur
2010, September

We photograph the Petronas and Kuala Lumpur towers dawn to dusk like we have never seen anything like it. We walk along Bukit Bintang absorbing the feel of the place and exhaust ourselves window shopping at various shopping malls.
Malaysia

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Grand Canyon Views from the Rim
2010, January

We spend a day taking in the views from the South Rim. There are numerous view points all along the Rim. Give yourself an entire day to experience the splendor of the Grand Canyon.
USA

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Grand Canyon South Kaibab Trail
2010, January

We catch the sunrise at Hopi point and hitch a ride to the South Kaibab Trail head off Yaki Point to trek down to the Colorado river. Its a knee jerking steep descent all through and we catch some of the best views of the Grand Canyon from the inside.
USA

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Grand Canyon Bright Angel Trail
2010, January

Its a strenuous climb from Phantom Lodge to the Rim top along the Bright Angel Trail. The previous days decent has left us with sore knees and we limp our way to the Rim top. Not many photographs. We dream of reaching the Rim top all day.
USA

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Las Vegas
2010, January

We make a night stop at Las Vegas and take a long walk along the Las Vegas Strip. All the major Casinos, Hotels, Restaurants, High rise buildings are located on the strip.
USA

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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 1,2,3
2009, September

We trek from the village of Dumur to the village of Lilam on the Day 1 along the Gori Ganga river on stairways cut into the cliff walls. On the second day, we trek from Lilam to Bugdiyar through the scenic Hasling forest. We then trek from Budiyar to Rilkot after a strenuous climb at Mapang.
India

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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 4,5
2009, September

A scenic trek from Rilkot to Martoli where we get the first glimpse of Nanda Devi. After watching the Nanda Devi sunrise from Martoli we trek to Ganaghar.
India

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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Day 6
2009, September

After catching the sunrise on Nanda Devi from the hill behind Ganaghar we trek upto Base Camp through some lovely forest of Bhoj Patra trees.
India

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Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek: Days 7,8,9
2009, September

After bidding goodbye to the friendly people at Ganghar we trek back to Rilkot. We are happy to see the friendly ITBP staff at Rilkot. From there we trek to Bugdiyar where again we meet up with the friends we made at the ITBP checkpost. It all a happy marathon trek all the way to Dumur where we'll have a jeep waiting for us to take us to Munsiyari.
India

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Bheemeshwari
2009, June

We head out for a little trek in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. We start at the Cauvery Fishing Camp at Bheemeshwari, climb a hill to get to the watchtower and climb down to walk along the river back to camp.
India

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Murudeshwar
2009, January

Home to the worlds largest Shiva statue that sits on a hilltop sarrounded by the sea on three sides and a 20 floor modern gopura, Murudeshwar draws devout temple and beach-hopping crowds by the thousands. This is "Janata Beach" after 9am. We check into the RNS seaside hotel and are presented with splendid views of the ocean and the shoreline. The Shiva statue is amazingly beautiful and dominates the view wherever you are.
India

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Kodachadri
2009, January

We check into the temple town of Kollur after driving through some thick forests of the Mookambika National Park. After a 90 minute bone jarring jeep ride to the mountain top, we catch the first sunrise of 2009 on Kodachadri Peak. Kodachadri is also where Adi Sankaracharya did meditation.
India

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St Marys Island
2008, December

We take a ferry to the island which is geologically unique with its basalt rocks which have crystallized into whole columns and split into a horizontal mosaic. A nice tranquil uninhabited island off Malpe beach very close to udupi town. Spectacular views in all directions.
India

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Udupi
2008, December

We vist the temple town of Udupi famous for its Krishna temple founded by Saint Shri Madhvacharya. A lovely old temple where the story of kanakana Kindi took place. Udupi is also very famous for its cusine.
India

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Delhi to Leh
2008, October

Spectacular views of the Himalaya from high above. This is one flight where inflight service can at times be distracting when you are so occupied taking in the view.

India

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Hemis
2008, October

The Hemis Monastery is undergoing some major renovation. After spending little time inside the Monastery, we explore the area around Hemis. We find a Kala Mata temple hidden amidst the trees. We also find a large field of Mani stones.
India

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Wari la
2008, October

This is the new road to Nubra Valley. Not as high perhaps as the Khardung La but very high none the less. We drive through the picturesque villages of Chemrey and TakTok and climb the high road. This is still a new road and since we had no plans on visiting Nubra valley we climb as high as there is good tarmac to 4450 metres. On the way down we stroll a bit and spend time by a trickling little stream of melt water that would eventually feed the villages below.
India

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Stakna
2008, October

Stakna may not be as famous as the Monasteries of Thicksey or Hemis. But this monastery is right in the middle of the Indus valley along the Indus River. From its balconies you get sweeping views of the Indus River, the valley and the mountains on both sides of the river. At dusk, you can see the long shadow its casts on the neighbouring landscape stretching up to more than a kilometer. Inside the monastery, things are very quiet with few visitors. A place of great quiteness in the middle of all things yet above.
India

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Matho
2008, October

Matho Monastery is undergoing renovation. When we visited it we could see all the effort and material that goes into making a Monastery. Perched much higher than Thicksey or Hemis it offers fantastic views of Matho village and sarrounding landscape. Matho village is a very pretty little place. We got to stay at a lamas parents home. The lama himself was not allowed to stay there as he had to get back to Matho monastery. We got a firsthand experience of living with a Ladakhi family in a Ladhaki village.
India

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Stok
2008, October

After visiting the Stok Palace we trek right into the Stok Kangri base camp trail. Stok Kangri is a gentle three day climb to the mountain top and back. The season was out, the food tent at base camp closed. We pass by the owner of the food tent who was coming back down.
India

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Chilling
2008, October

This is the foot road to Lamayuru which would take a week for a local if they walked it up. And they have been doing just that since ages on much narrower goat paths hanging precariously over the mountain surface. The road we explored is a much wider road being newly built that runs parallel to the old goat path. We also hear that many of these goat paths go a lot higher than the more popular high motorable roads. Many of the paths are not on the tourist trail so not much is known about them to the civilised world. But they exist all over the Himalaya which the locals have always been using to carry out their affairs even before tarmac first came to Ladakh in the 90's.
India

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Mangyu
2008, October

We explore the 11th century aging Monastery of Mangyu after which we trek up to a neighbouring village. We spend time by a stream after which we return along a water diversion which the villagers have created to channel water to the village of Mangyu. Meera loved this walk absolutely and it was wonderful to notice the various moods in which the water flowed as we walked along.
India

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Aang
2008, October

Aang is probably the prettiest village I have visited. There is nothing much to do here except take in the wonderful views. It is also the starting point of the Hemisthiksopan route. A delightful diversion indeed.
India

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Taklang la
2008, October

Taklang la is a high mountain pass reaching an elevation of 5359 metres or 17582 feet. We spend some time at the highest point getting high on the rarefied air feeling so very elated with the elevation and all. We are also driven to such ecstatic heights by a driver whose knowledge of Buddhism surpassed that of some of the lamas we have conversed with. He would tell us several stories from Buddhist folklore sometimes looking all the way back from the wheel as we were driving up the high twisties just to know that we understood. But we werent afraid as this mans faith was so unshakable that we knew we were in good hands.
India

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Washington DC
2008, February

We have three days in Washington DC. We spend a lot of time at the Smithsonian which was such a treat. We also visit the grounds outside the Capitol and George Town.
USA

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Manhattan
2008, February

A whirlwind tour of all the things you gotta see and do. Times Square, Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Wall Street, NYSE, Adorama, Sarvana's Cafe
USA

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Dallas
2008, January

Like they say, Everything is big in Texas.
USA

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Pangong Tso
2006, September

A spectacularly colourful high altitude brackish lake on the Indo China border.
India

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Khardung La
2006, September

Supposedly the highest motorable road in the world. We set out from Leh to cross the Khardung La pass reaching an altitude of 5359 metres to reach Nubra Valley. The highest point on the pass is called KTOP. A signboard warns us not to stay more than 30 minutes high up on the pass but we are stranded on the pass for more than hour and a half thanks to a high altitude traffic jam. But we are cool and dont feel any symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We felt a little light headed though. The drive through Khardung La gives you splendid high elevation views of the Indus valley and Nubra Valley. Dont forget to have hot Maggi and Tea at South or North Pullu.
India

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Sarangkot
2005, November

Panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain Range
Nepal

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2005, October

A scenic trek on the river bed of the Kali Gandaki in the upper Himalaya quite into the rain shadow region of Mustang and finally the holy piligrimage site of Muktinath.
Nepal

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