We reached Gokyo lakes through Dole and Macchermo on September 11, 2017 right about lunch time. We stayed at the Himalayan Eco Lodge , and I have to say this place was superb. It would never have been accessible to us Nepalese if this were peak season. However, the fact that we were among the […]Read More Summit Gokyo Ri – 5357 M (Part 3)
We started off on the second leg of the trek from Lukla after a day of much needed rest. We had fresh (somewhat) clothes and some strategic changes around this period. First of which was to shed over 20 Kilos of stuff combined we had been carrying through the hills in the first leg until […]Read More Lukla to Gokyo (Part 2)
The idea of doing the Everest region trek branched off from my initial quest to form a group to do the Mera-Peak this season. After my efforts to get a team together failed , I pivoted to the Everest region. So far in my four previous trek I had been able to check off Annapurna […]Read More Salleri to Lukla (Part 1)
I just finished a 17 day trek to the peak of Gokyo Ri with some of my friends and mentees Watsal, Sarun and Suraj. Everything about this trip was spontaneous. Exactly how it should be and how I like it. Along the time we spent trekking to keep my creative juices flowing , I kept […]Read More The Travelogue
“One way to commit yourself to something is by telling the world what you are about to do.” I have tried this formula before and it works because you now have the fear and guilt of not living upto what you promised yourself. And we humans do not like being mocked at or laughed […]Read More Want to get up to a 6476 M-Peak with me?
“Belief” is a very strong emotion. Speaking to Marie Urbain of Actua about the Green Soldiers. I left the US down and defeated and with not much to brag about. When you lose constantly, you tend to lose purpose and start entering a depressive state. But one fails to realize that this is a […]Read More The power of Good Karma
These days I am very seldom behind the espresso machine making coffee. I started my journey in business from Trade Tower , Thapathali. This is a busy corporate building , thus much of the busy hours were during the weekdays. We stayed open on Saturdays despite very little business in the early days to let […]Read More Se-ke Vs Boss
Many times I get asked why the name Red Mud or how did it come to me?One thing I was certain was not to put either Himalaya or Beans in my coffee shop’s name. I had to register a domain and I was looking for inspiration. I started to dig out some pictures from my […]Read More The Picture that inspired the Brand Name
Sometimes in life you do thing without knowing why you do it, only to find a meaning to it later in life. Such is the story of this picture that you see above. This picture was taken by myself some 5000m+ above sea level just a little while away from the Larkya-La pass. A strenuous […]Read More Yet Another Battle
I was sitting for a meeting when ground started to shake. I was 7 when the last time Kathmandu was hit with a big one. My grandmother running to our backyard carrying me is the only memory I have of that incident. This was something out of a Hollywood movie. The ground stared to shake […]Read More Shaking , But not SHAKEN.