Mission Peak Hiking

Mission Peak is a public park east of Fremont, California. People us this for Hiking and biking. It is relatively tough train for biking, but still you see people doing that.

I have done hiking on this trail in July 2015. Sun was very hot and we have forgot to carry the sunscreen. Whenever you are going for outdoor for trekking or hiking – i suggest sun cream is must to carry item.

It is around (10 km) round-trip ascent on a popular trail takes two to five hours for walkers, one to one-and-a-half hours for bicyclists and runners. Difficulty with the midday sun, such as dehydration, is common. So remember to keep hydrating yourself to avoid dehydration and cramps. Guidelines recommend carrying two liters of water per person.

Finally I have reached the top and enjoyed the scenic view.

Overall this is good hike, you can enjoy this place on any season be it summer, winter or rainy.


Why Trekking?

Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring the new horizons and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in wild or new areas.

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There are huge benefit of trekking, some of them are explained below:

  1. Enhances our leadership qualities.

One of leadership quality is to push ourselves to go ahead and explore the unexplored but we also help others to move along with us. It is like going the way and then showing the way. This reflects upon our leadership qualities, which may have been latent, and thus polishes it more.

It truly rejuvenates us from within, but at the same time, it can also be a little intimidating to face nature in its raw, pristine form.

  1. Makes us more disciplined.                                                                            

It is an exciting experience. We still have to maintain a certain level of discipline in terms of physical fitness, respecting nature and ensuring that we be responsible travelers and don’t do anything to spoil the purity of a landscape, we have to be especially careful in tough terrains and also look out for our fellow trekkers. This instils in us a feeling of responsibility, which instigates in us a sense of discipline. This doesn’t only help us in the short term while we are covering our trek, but also reflects on how we carry out activities in our daily life. This sense of disciplines starts seeping into our daily life as well.

  1. Makes you more responsible.

The fact that trekking offers us the freedom to choose a path which results in discovery of new terrains also it helps us to realize that we must be cautious of our freedom. It’s essential to make sure that we are fully equipped, in proper attire for our treks, carry sufficient refreshers, water, little snacks like glucose biscuits to munch on in case we feel hungry, carry medication, and take note of the weather condition and prepare for it mentally as well as physically. Thus, even though trekking makes us free, it reminds us that we have to be responsible for ourselves, and others, when they are trekking with us.

  1. Brings out the explorer in you.                                                         

Although amateurs usually go for the trails that have been marked out by previous explorer, many often find the courage to traverse through off-beaten paths only to discover something new and even challenging. Trekking offers you the chance to explore into unchartered territories, but with responsibility.

  1. Improves our physical fitness.  

Trekking doesn’t require a vigorous training method as such. It’s said that if you can walk, you can most certainly trek. However, since trekking involves climbing mountains, jumping over big stones, running over small streams, crossing mountain passes, it requires us to exert a lot more than how we usually carry out our day-to-day activities at home. Trekking at high altitudes, such as the Himalayan ranges in India, makes it a more demanding due to the reduced oxygen levels as we go higher. Thus, frequent trekking helps us work our muscles and keep our body fit.

  1. Happy heart because of cleaner air!             

Almost all trekking destinations are away from the hustle and bustle of city-life, and the various kinds and levels of pollution that come with it. Trekking to these magnificent, untouched wonders of the nature gives our heart and lungs a break from all the pollution, as they get a chance to inhale the pure air. Thus, trekking is beneficial for our health not only in terms of weight loss and muscle coordination, but also for internal wellbeing by making our hearts happier.

  1. Breaks the monotony of daily life                 

Just as overexertion tends to tire us out physically, similarly, following the same routine day-in and day-out can tire out our brains and make us internally demotivated and dull. Our minds need new challenges, which in turn will excite us and affect our heart in a good way. Trekking offers this challenge and helps our mind and our hearts.

  1. It’s a humbling experience.                              

Finally, trekking is a life changing experience not only because it is exciting but also because it reminds us how small creature we are against the hugely magnificent nature, we are at nature’s mercy. This helps us to realize that we should not worry too much over petty things and helps us develop a more healthy approach towards life.


Rupin Pass Trekking

Trekking is about walking in the hills and camping. Carrying all your requirements like food, clothes and shelter with you as you move along a trail.

I have done the one of beautiful trekking in Sep 2016, which Rupin Pass. Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh.

Trekking is one of the ways to visit places which offer great panoramic views and pleasant environment. The places which one can visit only by walking, since there are no roads up to these places. It brings one closer to the nature and brings the best out of an individual. For a complete answer one has to go on a trek or camp to find out the joys and advantages of going to the wild.

Any reasonably fit person may undertake trekking. Persons having heart problems should not undertake tough treks. Persons with knee problems must remember that trekking involves walking up and down rough and steep slopes and bad knees may not take the rigorous of the activity. A person who can run 05-10 Kms without any problems and who does not suffer from any ailments may have no difficult in trekking.

Chances of a fit trekker suffering from sickness are quite low. People should avoid competition in high mountains and should not push themselves beyond their limits. Before a trip physical conditioning, medical check-up may be of immense help.

Let me tell you about the Rupin Pass Trek that we have done in the month of Sep-2016. We were group of 4 friends started our journey from Delhi to Dehradoon via train and from dehradoon to Mori-Sankri via private Taxi, it is around 7-8 hours by road. Sankri is last stop where we can stay and relax overnight before starting the trek for Rupin Pass.

Next day morning we started from Sankri to Dhaula which is around 8 km from where we need to start the trek.

It took us 5 days of Trek from Dhaula to Sangla. On the Day1 we reached to Sewa. where we have done camping for overnight.

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On the Day2 we have started further from Sewa to Jhaka village. Jhaka is last village after that we will not find any village until Sangla. Second day i did the trekking on the slippers, this was also unique experience. I suggest to have nice trekking shoes while trekking – but you can try slipper if route is plan in the way, specially downhill. It will also give some breathing time for your foot.

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Beautiful mountains with lush grean areas.

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Relaxing on the way with fellow trekker Chandesh Sharma, it is advisable to rest while bag pack is unloaded. if rest time is 2-3 minutes.

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This is place where i took risk, this i have realized when i went little further. There is almost 100 feet slope in this area. This kind of risk should be avoided.

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Crossing wooden bridge.

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Resting where some other group is camping.

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This is the place where we have relaxed and taken our lunch.

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Great landscape

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Camping Site, one of very chilling night.

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Early morning uphill trek.

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Enjoying the first snowfall of the season.

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With trek lead.

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On the way to Rupin Pass

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Crossing the pass, one of great experience.

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Reached at the top. along with fellow trekker.

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Finally reached last day of camping where we have done bon-fire. Next day early morning we have reached Sangla. From Sangla back to Simla and then Delhi. This is one of great experience of lifetime.

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