Category: Nepal

Diamox is Not a Substitute for Acclimatization

By Mridula Dwivedi September 20, 2015 19 Comments , , , ,
high-altitude-acclimatization

I am no expert on high altitude and high altitude sickness. It is commonly known as AMS or acute mountain sickness. But I am someone who loves going to the mountains. For me views are more important than gaining height. But as it is easy to gain height on treks these days, I have been up to Kala Pathar (Everest Base...

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23 Tips for First Time Trekkers

By Mridula Dwivedi July 5, 2015 57 Comments , , , , , ,

I first went on a trek in 2002 and how green I was! I trekked with Seshadri (my husband) to Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. He had been on a few treks in college itself. The stories he used to tell were enough to put anyone off trekking for ever! Once they were lost in a jungle in Uttarakhand and walked from morning i...

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Nepal Earthquake

By Mridula Dwivedi April 26, 2015 24 Comments ,

I visited Nepal twice in 2012 and 2013 and I simply fell in love with the tiny nation. It feels like my other home. Like so many others my trips to Nepal have been for trekking- Everest Base Camp in 2012 and Annapurna Circuit in 2013. I was able to complete the EBC trek and I had to give up the Annapurna Circuit Tre...

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Mountains, My Love

By Mridula Dwivedi October 3, 2014 16 Comments ,

This is the first post from the new domain, about my first love, mountains. First off two big thank yous are due, first to Max Hartshorne, editor of Gonomad, who gave me my first break. You and Gonomad will always remain special. Second one is due to my brother-in-law Amrit Hallan who managed my domain shift with s...

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Boats at the Phewa Lake- Pokhara, Nepal

By Mridula Dwivedi December 6, 2013 29 Comments ,

December is the month of nostalgia. I usually do not do year round up but this year I am succumbing to it big time. You have been warned! Yesterday night I was browsing through my Facebook timeline. And it made me so happy looking at the pictures from the past trips, trips that are now slowly receding to a corner of...

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Petrified of Street Photography? So am I!

By Mridula Dwivedi October 2, 2013 25 Comments , , ,

I am truly petrified of street photography. It feels like a daunting task to point my camera at a stranger's face and click. I know, I know in India not too many people mind, but I just completely freeze most of the time. And yet I was fascinated by it too. I would keep reading tips after tips thinking something wo...

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The Bumpy Ride from Beshishehar to Sangey, Nepal

By Mridula Dwivedi October 1, 2013 8 Comments , , ,

These days as I have started playing around with videos I am looking at my old folders as well. I remember this bumpy ride from Beshishehar to Sangey really well. It required a strong back, it was that bumpy.  Sangey could be one of the starting points of Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal. Many people feel the charm...

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5 Budget Hotels Where I Enjoyed My Stay

By Mridula Dwivedi August 29, 2013 13 Comments , ,

To the 5 budget hotels that I have enjoyed, there are at least 50 that I didn't. Some of them were outright nightmares. One day I will talk about them too. Thinking about those experiences, I guess they will generate more conversation but for today I talk about the good ones. One word of caution about the word budg...

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Looking Back on the Phewa Lake

By Mridula Dwivedi August 23, 2013 27 Comments ,

Do you ever sit back and think about a trip you did sometime back? Do your feelings about the trip change with the passage of time? When I just got back from Nepal after trying to trek through the Annapurna Circuit Trek, I was tired and not too happy about the amount of rain I got. The trek had to be given up at 420...

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My 5 Most Cherished Treks

By Mridula Dwivedi August 19, 2013 15 Comments , , ,

I need one major trek every year to cope with my daily grind. And I eagerly look forward to it every year. I tried to trek through Annapurna Circuit in Nepal in June 2013 and the next major trek is now going to happen in June 2014 only. Yet I think of it daily and I talk about it daily. In the end it is going to be ...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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