Body in Motion / Adventure

Preparing For a Trek

So you are off on a trek. Or deciding maybe. You are headed out the door and into Mother Nature’s lap. Yippee!! A trek is not easy work. Without adequate preparation it becomes even harder. If you plan on doing it based purely on inspiration and dreams, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Trekking (especially high altitude) presents multi -dimensional challenges. The last thing you want to do is to hit the trail mentally and physically unprepared. Proper preparation significantly increases quality of experience, chances of success and reduces propensity to stress and injuries. MENTAL PREPARATION Attitude will be as important as anything else you’ll carry on your expedition. Keeping an open mind, nurturing resilience and carrying along a sense of humour will enhance the...


Paragliding in Sikkim-The adrenalin junkie’s flight

The North East has always appeared as a beautiful, mystical frontier to me, promising abundant natural beauty and promise of a culture so different from that witnessed in the plains of this country. My appetite had for long been whetted by the stunning imagery of this region, as presented time and again on various media. When a trip to Gangtok, Sikkim seemed ready to materialize, I wasted no time in finding out various experiences to partake whilst there. It wasn’t a very long trip so I wanted to soak in and absorb as much as I could of this beautiful State. The prospect of seeing Mt. Kanchenjunga (world’s third highest mountain) albeit from a distance, had all my nerves tingling and energised. If not a...


Roopkund Saga – A story of stories

Situated in the the lap of Trishul massiv, Roopkund, a high altitude glacial lake in Uttarakhand at a height of 5,029m, is famous for human skeletal remains and is tantalizingly known as “The Mystery Lake”. It had been on the agenda for quite some time. The long, arduous treks through stunning and difficult terrain that needed to be undertaken only whet my appetite. So when an intrepid group of friends came together to form a team, it was a no brainer to say a resounding “YES!” and get on with it. The fact that I had fun memories of another trek with some of these friends and the suitability of dates, only made the packing swifter.A trekker’s suitcase!The most frustrating part by far was the...