February 2017 Blog Contest winner

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February 2017 Blog Contest winner

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By Aswati Anand


Few treks can be done in the chilly month of February. However, out of the bone chillingly cold season, comes the warmest stories of  trek experiences. We had a quite a lot of beautiful entries from this season: a story from Brahmatal, a memoir from Thakoor Top..

However, the blog we have chosen as a winner–makes you a companion on the trek. By the end of it, you would want to set off for Sandakphu with Whisky the dog! Take a look at the winning entry.

Blog Contest winner- Sriram Rajagopal


No words can do justice to the view that was on offer. The Sleeping Buddha and the Everest range- Too much grandeur in a single frame. I felt a sense of calm that I had not felt in a long time and I let out a silent chant- “Om Mani Padme Hum”.

It was truly magical. We got together as a team and thanked the powers that be, for giving us an opportunity of a lifetime to be there- standing there at that moment, savouring every bit of the experience.

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Aswati Anand

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Aswati Anand is a journalist in love with the Himalayas. She is interested in stories of resilience from difficult terrains and sustainable living. When not mooning over the mountains, she can be seen doodling in her sketchbook.