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IN THE VALLEY OF SPITI FOR CB-14

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IN THE VALLEY OF SPITI FOR CB-14 Bhaskar Das     The team at Base Camp Mt. Chandra Bhaga-14, located centrally in the Lahaul Massif of Himachal Himalayas offers a magnificent view of Kunzum Range, Chandra Taal Lake, and the Dhaka Glacier. With the unexplored and inaccessible valleys of the Chandra Bhaga Range and the calmness of Chadra Taal Lake, the CB-14 is one of the most attractive climbing peaks. With prior experience and sound knowledge of mountaineering, one can prepare himself to climb the summit. A ten member team was selected for this mission by Nature & Trekkers' Club of Jalpaiguri (NTCJ).  This time too I was given the responsibility to lead the team.  Five of them were experienced climbers while rest were beginners. The aim of the programme was to explore the area, gain experience of high altitude & to give exposure to fresher of the club. Climbing in the Himalayas is always challenging & it is a test of one’s skill, mental endurance & good planning.

SIKKIM - THE PARADISE OF ADVENTURE TOURISM

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Sikkim the paradise of adventure tourism- Bhaskar Das Adventure tourism has a wide prospect in Sikkim. Sikkim is a land of mountains and has a myriad of attraction for nature and adventure lovers. Natural features like mountain lakes, streams, natural caves, rocks, the forests full of rhododendron and pines and the snow capped peaks are the major attraction for the major chunk of tourists who come for sight seeing.   For the ones who come seeking for some thrill there are also the wild path through jungles and snow. Tourists have been coming here from different parts of the country and abroad for the last couple of years and taking the most of the views of its wilderness. The major attractions in adventure in Sikkim are trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, rafting and kayaking and mountain biking and cycling. Trekking In modern sense trekking means walking on foot in the hills and mountains for pleasure, study, research and recreation. Sikkim is the ultimate de

HIMALAYAN KINGDOM NEPAL

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Himalayan Kingdom NEPAL - Himali Thapa Das ‘The antique charm of Kathmandu is unshakeable’. This is the thought that came to my mind after my recent visit to the capital of the Himalayan kingdom after a decade had passed since my prior visit. The devastating earthquake and the political upheavals had not lessened the ‘awe’ effect that the place has on visitors. Starting from the traditional welcome at Tribhuwan international airport till the farewell dinner it was an enchanting experience. The major landmarks of Kathmandu, Pashupati Nath Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa are both robust places which are with no doubt an anthropology hub. An early morning visit to the Pashupati Nath temple is in the itinerary of majority of the tourists. The flower sellers at the entrance showed a peculiar sense of trust on the devotees. You choose your basket offer prayers and pay on your way back. Quite impressive! I tried my best to take a sneak photograph of the interiors of th

TREK TO ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, NEPAL

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A beautiful and popular trek of Nepal, Poon Hill (3210m) Trekking completed successfully. A team of 6 trekkers and 4 supporting staffs from Trans Himalaya Outdoors completed this trek successfully during March 2020!

Trekking and Climbing opportunities in East & Northeast India

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Trekking and Climbing opportunities in East & Northeast India Bhaskar Das, Founder-Trans Himalaya Outdoors (transhimalayaoutdoors@gmail.com)         India’s northeast region is a paradise for adventure lovers, if explored in the right way. The region has landscape suitable for land, air & water based adventure activities. It offers great mountains, rivers and valleys, dense forests rich in flora and fauna.   Anthropologically the region is noteworthy for its people with their ancient culture which is an additional attraction for the visitors. The region is still largely unexplored hence the land is a new destination for adventure lovers. There are many attractive trekking routes where one can get immersed in the wilderness of the Himalayas. Most of the trekking routes are less populated therefore cleaner in comparison to other regions. The routes offer variety suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. However to organize a trek in these routes o

GLOBAL STUDENTS FOR THEIR EXCURSION IN DOOARS

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Global students for their excursion in Dooars It was one of the most memorable and unforgettable weeks for the students of American School of Dubai (ASD) when they participated in a weeklong excursion programme at Dooars region of West Bengal. 28 participants including 04 teachers from USA, Saudi Arab, Australia, India, France, Canada, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Pakistan and Britain were participated in the excursion during 21 to 27 February’08 at Rajabhatkhawa under Buxa Tiger Reserve. During the stay in the region they did trekking, rappelling, water activities, jungle safari and volunteering also. On 21 st of February they arrived at Rajabhatkhawa Jungle Lodge via Bagdogra airport at late evening. After having refreshment the leader of the team Mr. Scott Herrington had taken an introductory session. Next day they did trekking to Mahakal Cave, which is one of the unique creations of nature by limestone, sulphur and water (stalactite and stalagmite) in side th