What is altitude sickness and how to deal with it

I "read" extensively about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) before my trip to Spiti. I understood that it can be very unpleasant at best and fatal at worst. But only when I reached Kaza, I actually "experienced" it. And yes, it was bad! The experience spurred me to know more about AMS and understand why I … Continue reading What is altitude sickness and how to deal with it

Why I didn’t like Shimla

Well, for me this is a civil way of saying "Shimla sucks". That's how much I hated it during my trip to Spiti. I was so glad that we planned to have Shimla as only a stopover. Despite being a fanatic of greenery and hills, I don't think I would return to Shimla for these … Continue reading Why I didn’t like Shimla

Missed bus, got cab, saw Hatu peak and reached Sarahan

Day 2 of Spiti trip I am a light sleeper. Slightest sounds wake me up unless I am absolutely exhausted. That night I could not sleep well. There was some construction work going on and workers were dropping iron rods as if they there was nobody around. Somewhere far, someone honked horn continuously for more … Continue reading Missed bus, got cab, saw Hatu peak and reached Sarahan

Take off, Chandigarh and unpleasant Shimla

Day 1 of Spiti trip Got rid of the impractical rucksack Morning on May 31st, I was busy packing up my stuff in rucksack and checking myself in the mirror to see if I am able balance myself with the camera bag in the rucksack. I frankly was very unsure about the rucksack. It kept … Continue reading Take off, Chandigarh and unpleasant Shimla

EPIC TRIP TO SPITI

Spiti, first makes you go out of breath and then makes you hold your breath! Two girls head to Spiti SPITI!! Ahh! I am not sure where to begin. This has been a very eventful enriching and enlivening journey. Except for my trip to Manali with mom when I was 8 years old, I have … Continue reading EPIC TRIP TO SPITI