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Markha Valley Trek – Stok Kangri Climb

By on September 28, 2016

11 days of high-altitude acclimatization (Leh-Markha Valley-Stok Base Camp) crossing some 5000 m passes, sleeping in subzero temperatures in the tent, experiencing wolves attack at the base camp, getting frost-nipped, climbing Stok Kangri (6153 m/20,180 ft) for the second time in five years in the night at -15 deg…

Dhaulagiri Range as seen from Poon Hill


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Annapurna Circuit: The Holy Grail of Trekking

By on April 20, 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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Mt. Shitidhar Climbing Expedition: Zen and the Art of High-Altitude Mountaineering

By on September 25, 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?


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...

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