Hail Himalayas!

by Mridula on December 30, 2013

in Adventure,Cell phone photography,Hotels,Videos

Hail Himalayas is a phrase that any mountain lover will identify with. But it is also an adventure camp near Shimla. I spent the last weekend of 2013 with them (on invitation) and I had a great time. On the Chail road as soon as we took the detour to nowhere I knew it was going to be a great trip. They have tented huts at the adventure camp.

Now you may ask me if I froze to death in December near Shilma? No, I did not, because my tent had a blower, the bathroom had hot water and there was a tea maker in the room as well. What more one could ask for? Have a look at the video that I made of Hail Himalayas.

It was a trip where I went to see sunrise, did a small trek and enjoyed the bonfire, because it was really cold. This was also the trip when I got blue skies in the mountains, finally in 2013. The starry nights were amazing too. Now that I am back in favor with the mountain gods, I hope the luck will continue in 2014 as well.

I so like the places which are away from the civilization. I can also do without many comforts. For example when I trek in Nepal, I manage with cold water. For me it is a luxury to have a tea house to stay at and not in dome tents that we would pitch ourselves. I know not everyone is willing to go to great lengths and yet many may yearn for the wilderness experience. In that case Hail Himalayas is a perfect choice. Here you may rough it out during the day but you get back to a tent with attached bathroom and hot water. The room has a comfortable double bed. I would say if you wish to test waters about trekking, do a day trek with them. If you like it, you may try a more adventurous trek later. They offer other activities like rappelling, valley crossing etc within the camp.

 

As I just arrived yesterday night and then straight went to work, the detailed posts will follow. In the meanwhile enjoy the video.

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A.H. January 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

The camp’s facilities seem great! I’m sure you must have enjoyed your trip immensely.

Wish you a happy new year ahead, filled with travels to your favorite places, and some new ones as well!

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Thank you AH and ay 2014 bring the best for you.

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magiceye January 1, 2014 at 6:10 am

Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Wish you a fabulous 2014 Deepak.

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r ramakrishnan December 31, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Wishing you another amazing fun filled exciting wonderful sparkling and scintillating New Year 2014.

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Thank you Rama, wish you a fabulous 2014.

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Preethi Venugopal December 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Amazed at the tented huts which seems so comfortable.
Loved the song which added a rustic charm to the whole video.
Glad you had a wonderful trip.
Looking forward to read about many more such wonderful trips in 2014.

Have a ‘wander’ful year ahead Mridula.. :)

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Thank you Preethi, the violin is played by my husband!

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Pallavi December 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm

An adventurous end to a great year! Looks like you had a great weekend in the lap of the Himalayas Mri :) Wish you many more adventures in 2014! Happy new year.

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Thank you Pallavi, wish you a fabulous 2014.

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Lady Fi December 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

How lovely! The tented huts look very comfortable.

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Mridula January 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Thank you lady Fi. It would be super fun in summer as well.

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