Crossing Drake Passage

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ถ In a traditional Antarctic cruise from Ushuaia almost 2.5 days are spent crossing Drake passage. I will try to reproduce my personal diary I maintained during this trip. 10 - Jan - 2018 Our journey to Antarctica has began. I was very excited since morning. I went for some last minute shopping and also got some USD in cash from a local exchange. I also visited local prison museum in Ushuaia to kill few extra hours. We were allowed to board the ship after due immigration formalities at about…
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Sunday walk to Lavender Farm

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This was my first meetup. We met at Clapham Junction and then took a train toย Chipstead village in Surrey via Croydon. ย We walked around 14 miles through lovely landscape of Surrey . The Lavender farm itself is in Banstead. It is a family run business named Mayfield Lavender. Weather was perfect and it was a very nice day out.  
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Chadar Trek

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ย  โ€œLife is an adventure, itโ€™s not a package tour.โ€ ย  ย  ย  โ€“ Echart Tolle When bad luck strikes it takes a moment to change everything. Due to heavy snowfall mountain passes become impassable during winter and some villages in Zanskar valley remainย isolated from outside world. From ancient times frozen Zanskar river is used as a trade route to connect Leh in winter. This trek starts from Leh in Ladakh, literally โ€œthe land of high passesโ€, lies between the Himalayas and the Kunlun mountain range at a height of more than…
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Haut Route Trek

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท This is the Mountaineers' Route covering a distance of 180 Km from Chamonix valley in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. I arrived in Geneva and then transportation was arranged to Chamonix. That day we had an introduction ,equipment check and goodnight's sleep in cozy room. We had six people in our group -ย Randy and Ryan Maksymowich father and son duo from Canada,ย Chris Lennox, retired doctor from Scotland,ย Chris Parks and Rona Hodson British couple staying in New York . Our guide was Andy Perkins, a French national. Day 2 Montroc - Balme…
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Cruz del Condor and Colca Canyon

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช This was a 2 day 1 night trek from Arequipa. I arrived Arequipa after a long bus journey all the way from Nasca. The city is located at the altitude of 2,328 M . I was staying at Casa De Avila. The trek started the very next morning at 3AM. ย I booked the trek through my the hotel. The bus arrived at 3 AM to pick me up. We drove to Chivay ย and had our breakfast and then drove another few hours through bumpy road to Cruz-del-Condor for Condor viewing. Andean…
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Sar Pass Trek

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณย ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Those who love travelling must have experienced YHA. In India YHAI has an extensive set of programs from camping to trekking catering various age groups. Sar Pass was most difficult trek organised by YHAI at that time. The camp ground is right beside Parvati river and all water is sourced from river except drinking water. There is no permanent structure except toilets.We spent our first 3 days in Kasol base camp and followed strict routine ย of jogging /exercise in the morning acclimatization walk during the day and some adventure activity like…
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Inca Trail : Machu Pichu

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช This is probably the most famous trek in South America and rated by many as one of the top 5 treks in the world. Total length of the trek is about 50 Km. It combines beautiful mountain scenery, lush green cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious โ€œLost City of the Incasโ€.This is a controlled trek. Only a certain number of people are allowed to trek each day.…
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Helvellyn walk, The Classic Ridges of Striding and Swirral Edge

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This climb was part of our Lake district and Blackpool trip. We started early from Ambelside Youth hostel. It took only 20 mins from the hostel.ย ย This mythical mountain, standing at 950m, is one of the great mountains of the Lake District. Helvellyn offers walkers the chance to step back in time to rocky terrain and narrow glaciated edges. It is one of Englandโ€™s four 3000 ft summits and is home of the best ridge walk in Britain โ€“ Striding Edge. We began our walk in Glenridding and made our way up…
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