Dhaulagiri Range as seen from Poon Hill


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Annapurna Circuit: The Holy Grail of Trekking

By on May 7, 2014



AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness

HACE   – High Altitude Cerebral Edema

HAPE   – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

The briefing was in progress. The dal bhat (lentil soup with rice) routine (for every meal) including for the dinner was over. The group was sipping hot ginger lemon honey tea rather quietly. The mood…

Mt. Shitidhar


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Climbing Travel Trekking

Mt. Shitidhar Climbing Expedition: Zen and the Art of High-Altitude Mountaineering

By on October 11, 2012

Phaedrus, why do you climb mountains? 

I am tempted to reply with Bear Grylls’ (of Man vs. Wild TV series fame) response to a similar question – “if you ask this question, you will not understand.”

However, I keep mum and ponder.

Do I really have the answer or reasons?


View from the resort


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Exploring Travel

Magnificent Maldives

By on August 13, 2012

August 2007. It is surreal and it is unbelievably astounding to find these coral islands of such beauty in the middle of nowhere in the Indian Ocean. Plundered by the 2004 Tsunami and coral bleaching by the El Nino, Maldives have stood still so far giving luxurious refuge to…

Rafter's retreat


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Whitewater River Rafting in Sri Lanka

By on May 21, 2012

Kithulgala, October 2009. Sri Lanka, the pristinely beautiful island off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent, earlier known as Ceylon and Serendip (much earlier), and just Lanka (much much earlier during the times of Ramayana.) Incidentally, the word “serendipity” stems from it “much earlier” name of Serendip.

However, any…

Hemant Albert Soreng
Somewhere, Everywhere, Anywhere

Hi, I'm more of a story teller of my various travels and experiences. This blog is an account of my adventures so far. Hope you enjoy reading it and in a way travel with me...