How did thin Indian mountaineering pie taste in 2010-14?

Share of Indian and foreign expeditions in total mountaineering expeditions to Indian Himalayas during 2010-14

  India cooked a 2-flavor small thin mountaineering pie despite a tall pile of available ingredients during 2010-14. Local flavors dominated the pie because Indian mountaineers contributed more than 60% (303) of the expeditions.   Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) Slice H.P. with total 180 (36.66%) mountaineering expeditions prepared the largest slice …

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Reception of ram at Rameshwar temple in Nauti, Uttarakhand

A member of the priest community tries to appease a woman devotee in trance during Nanda Raj Jat.

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On August 17, 2014, harmless clouds befriended in the blue bright sky over lovely rural setting of Nauti (1,575 meters) in Uttarakhand. Nauti temple reverberated with sounds of folk music and jagar (devotional songs) narrating stories from the life of Nanda Devi. Around 04:00 pm, the procession consisting of representatives …

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Is trekking in the Himalayas a marathon or sprint?

trekking in the Himalayas

A marathon requires long time, whereas a sprint needs short time. Trekking in the Himalayas is more like a marathon than a sprint for nine reasons: 1.     Trekking devours energy   Trekking requires more energy than simple walking. If you go for a sprint that itself a high impact activity, …

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