Susan Welcome to IWC chat on "Trekking in the Himalaya region"
Susan Welcome to the mountains, seadweller
SeaDeweller no one yet
Susan Altaf is going to log in shortly-I just spoke with him
Susan Have you been on a trekking trip?
SeaDeweller long back
SeaDeweller i have been to Pindari & Kafani glaciers
Susan Which part of India?
SeaDeweller how about u?
Susan Where is Kafani ?
Susan I live in Gurgaon
SeaDeweller Near Pindari. Its in HP
SeaDeweller I was int. in making a trip at least to the base camp
SeaDeweller Mnt. Everest
SeaDeweller have u made any treks yet?
Susan I have been to Kedar nath wildlife sanctuary-trekked in Chopta, to Tungnath
SeaDeweller u live close to the North
SeaDeweller where is Chopta?
SeaDeweller i love wildlife & adventure
Susan Chopta is in Uttaranchal
SeaDeweller whats ur profession?
SeaDeweller how was the exp.? & how many days did it take to trek?
SeaDeweller still no one?!! u know i skipped my work to join the chat
SeaDeweller no worries!!!
SeaDeweller I like travelling to extreme places . thought might get some info.
Susan Sorry Altaf called he has problems logging in
SeaDeweller Anyway, i'll look around later
SeaDeweller No worries, I live & work in Dubai
SeaDeweller Im a Deep Sea Diver
SeaDeweller I'll try to catch up later
SeaDeweller take care
Susan I run this website you can say that is my profession
SeaDeweller Okie Dokie
SeaDeweller Ur website has been very informative
SeaDeweller u guys have been doing a good job
Susan we do publish the chat transcript online so you can always read it later if you have to leave.
SeaDeweller best of luck to the Wildlife Club
Susan Oh Thanks. Suggestions on how to improve the site?
SeaDeweller Do lemme know if i can do anything frm here to help the cause
Susan May be we can have you to moderate a chat on deep sea diving one day?
SeaDeweller im not an expert , but u guys r regular in sending news. I like it
SeaDeweller Yeah sure. Mine is more of Commercial Diving & not recreational
SeaDeweller But i have in my quest seen lots of marine life been destroyed for commercial purposes
Susan Welcome Altaf
Susan Seadweller , now you can shoot your questions
SeaDeweller Hi Altaf
Altaf It is great to be with all of you
SeaDeweller How u doing
Altaf not bad
SeaDeweller could u tell me something about the Mnt. Everest Base camp treks
SeaDeweller and any other exciting places i could go
Altaf We are experts in the Indian Himalaya, however one can reach base camp without any experience as long as you are in reasonable physical condition
Altaf have you been on any trek before and what altitude
SeaDeweller how many days does it take
SeaDeweller Just to Pindari, Kafani glaciers
SeaDeweller but not of high altitude ones
Altaf I would for sure advise you to go on Nanda Devi East base camp trek starting from Munsari or on Gochala Trek in Sikkim
SeaDeweller Wanted to do Mnt. Killimanjaro & couple of others
SeaDeweller any contacts i could get info
SeaDeweller anyone organising in Sikkim
Altaf Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Africa an is not a difficult peak at all it is below 6000mts, Try to do Stok Kangri in Ladakh which is 6100mts, a trekking Peak
Altaf can I ask you name please, which part of India you come from
SeaDeweller thats cool!!
SeaDeweller Im Rajesh & im frm Bombay
SeaDeweller But i work outside India
SeaDeweller & always hafta plan my trips
SeaDeweller As i get only 45 days leave every year
Altaf Bombay is a lovely place
SeaDeweller yeah & i have explored extreme corners of it
SeaDeweller where u frm?
Altaf You need only 21 days to climb Stok kangri, and about 14 days for nandaDevi base cmp and about 16 days for Gochala in Sikkim,
Altaf I am from Delhi, born n Kashmir Himlaya, and have led may foreign expeditions in the Indian Himalaya
Altaf Is there a lot to explore in Mumbai
SeaDeweller yes , in & around we have hot springs & small hills to trek over a day
SeaDeweller v also have National Parks & Beaches
Altaf We are presently exploring trekking in South India ( western Ghats) and in Sri lanka, Mumbai could be a good option
SeaDeweller Yeah especially in Monsoon
SeaDeweller There r places like Malshej Ghat with water falls
Altaf Not sure about trekking in Monsoon, that can be bit wet in tents
SeaDeweller & Mahabaleshwar which is a Hill stn
SeaDeweller Then winter is the best season
SeaDeweller as its very humid in summer
Susan Trekking in Matheran is a good outing for a day or two
Altaf I think you should explore Himalaya more, for the sheer beauty and peace! Indeed any time after monsoon is good
SeaDeweller i wanna ask u, have u heard anyone doing para gliding in the Himalays
Altaf I think I am really happy to trek in the Himalays
Susan I cannot agree more with Altaf
SeaDeweller I probably agree
Altaf Great, I think we should get a group together
Susan Paragliding is done in Billing, H.P
SeaDeweller its a non fuelled flight
Altaf also in Manali, and we are exploring options in Kashmir
SeaDeweller & u can travel around days in the mauntains with breaks
Altaf Yes dont get lost and become Sadhu in gangotori
SeaDeweller Hey GPS
SeaDeweller i would love to fly around & land whereevr its beautiful
SeaDeweller for treks , r there any company in India who make food which has more nutritional value & less weight
Altaf Think of Ladakh, the exciting Landing over Mighty Himalaya and the Karakorms, and enjoy the beauty of High altitude desert
SeaDeweller u know , i mean easy to carry for a week
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SeaDeweller got it!!
SeaDeweller ive jotted the places u have mentioned & sure wil do my research in them
Altaf Good bye, it is been great talking to you guys, I am just leaving on a trek to home
SeaDeweller gotta go, take care wil b in touch
SeaDeweller Cheers Altaf & Susan
Susan Thanks Altaf and Rajesh
Altaf Thanks Susan for the Invitation
Susan Let us have more chats on adventure tourism
Susan We have a chat on 18th of every month! For now good bye and thanks once again