Why Travel?

Fr!day asked three travel bloggers to share their best shots to inspire the desk-dwellers to leave their confinements for the open air.

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Photo by Suraj Wagle

Tilicho Lake, Manang (5416 m), September, 2014

After walking 3 hours from Tilicho Base Camp, I couldn't stop dipping my head in Tilicho’s ice cold water to cool down. The trail is risky - filled with fresh snow leopard excretion - but worth going.

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Photo by Pramin Manandhar

Khaptad National Park, Khaptad, November, 2017

Walking through the dense pine forest inside Khaptad National Park was arduous. But the sprinkling of light rain and the dance of billowy mist through the trees made it  worthwhile.

Khongma Dingma, Solukhumbu, June, 2016

On a mission to mark a new trail to the Everest Base Camp, we walked for 11 days through the Everest region. Each day had its own taste of adventure.  We passed  through dense jungles filled with black bears, built bridges to cross rivers and walked on waist-deep snow. Later during the nights, we went out on walks and woke up to to see fresh snow leopards paw print all over our tents.

Every pain was forgotten when we reached the top of Khongma Dingma, Solukhumbu.

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Photo by Mohan K. Duwal

Lhonak village (4780m), Kanchenjunga, December, 2017

Lhonak (4780m) is the last village with basic food and accomodation facility before we move on to Kanchenjunga north base camp. The base camp from Lhonak is just 3 hours walk away along a well-formed trail. It was cold but the views were fantastic, surrounded by some of the highest snow peaks on the planet.

Somewhere in the Mardi Himal trekking route, February, 2018

When nature inspires you with musical notes in your head, you play it in the air like the mountains play with cloud. Also seen, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m) in the background.