Author Archives: Debolin Sen

The Annapurna Diaries Part II: The Two Peaks & the end of the Fellowship

Contd. from The Fellowship of Annapurna. The fellowship, now reduced to 6 hastily made its way towards the fish tailed mountain. It was a bright and clear morning. There was just a hint of that gentle breeze cutting across the … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries Part II: The Fellowship of Annapurna

Contd. from Kali Gandaki & Ghorepani The group continued walking together over the next two days. We were the fellowship of the mountain Annapurna. The days and the moments within them were full of general cheer and mirth. Each of … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries Part II: Kali Gandaki & Ghorepani

The date on the handphone was April 12th. We were nearing 2 weeks in the mountains. How time had passed us by, we didn’t know. So busy were we everyday. The one marker which was an indication of this however … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries: Ascent of the Mighty Thorung La

Contd. from The Best Skies ever and the very cool lodge of Thorung Phedi The night was a long one. Not in the number of hours we spent shivering as we tried to sleep, but in those countless seconds which … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries: The Best Skies ever & the very cool lodge of Thorung Phedi

Contd. from The Annapurna III summit by Lt. Cdr. M S Kohli and The Kristiansens. When you are in the mountains, there are moments when the blood doesn’t stop rushing through the body, and the emptiness of the insides is … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries: Annapurna III Summit by Lt. Cdr. M.S Kohli & The Kristiansens

Contd. from Manang & The Best Day of the Trip The cool insides of Hotel Thorung La played havoc with the body which was steaming hot courtesy the burning trail we had just walked on. The quadriceps froze instantly, felt … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries: Manang & The Best Day of the Trip

Contd. from Annapurna 2, Paungda Danda & The Peaceful Forest The dinner mess was snug and warm as the fireplace crackled away with much gusto. All it’s inhabitants crowded around the central heating unit, to soak in the heat generated. … Continue reading

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The Annapurna Diaries : Annapurna 2, Paungda Danda & The Peaceful Forest

Contd. from 9000 feet & Chame The morning of April 6th was bright and sunny. The rain had subsided and it had eventually stopped sometime during the night. Wet traces however remained in the lodge’s porch and the adjoining narrow … Continue reading

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