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Ameen Shaikh describes how his experiences of coming back home to the hills have drastically changed over a period of 16 odd years due to the widespread “development” taking place all around the hills and mountains.
Towards the western end of Shimla, away from the crowded streets of the typical hill station, lies one of the seven hills that comprise the city of Shimla: Prospect Hill. Having spent his growing years on this very hill, Ameen Shaikh provides personal insights and details about this less...
Fatigue, self-doubt, and muscle pulls catch up with Ameen Shaikh, as he trudges through a difficult third day on the Bhabha Pin Valley trek.
Ameen Shaikh enjoys an easy day of walking, taking in soothing sights of beautiful meadows, being fascinated by a valley leading to a rarely visited Shakarog Khango, even as a subterranean river eludes him on the way to Kara campsite on Day 2 of the Bhabha Pin Valley trek.
Rocky mountain ridges, crossing log-bridges, walking in a drizzle, catching up with a group of Mumbai trekkers, candle-light dinner in the wilderness, a clear night sky full of stars... Ameen Shaikh has an eventful first day on the Bhabha Pin Valley trek.