There used to be a time when after reaching late into their middle ages one used to retire and enjoy the rest of your life taking it easy.
Anand Krishnamurthy and Priya Anand is one such couple who have busted such myths. Rather than retiring in the Himalayas, they decided to trek there instead. They have proven that age is just a number and that its never too late to discover and pursue new passions however difficult they might be.
Anand has been a metallurgist with a long innings in the corporate sector. Priya is a development consultant, writer and poet. Priya also regularly writes about her trekking adventures, along with tips in her blog thesilvertrekker.com. A must read for all aspiring trekkers out there.
In this episode titled “Hiking with the Silver Trekkers – Anand & Priya” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we would trek with them in the Himalayas through their amazing stories and experiences.
Podcast Summary: Hiking with the Silver Trekkers – Anand & Priya
Hosts: Hemant Soreng & Rajesh Nair
Producer: Tanvi Jain
00:00:00: Intro. About you and your passion for traveling and esp. trekking.
00:08:52: Trekking in the the Himalayas.
– How it all started?
– First trek: Valley of flowers, Uttarakhand
00:20:31: Is there a sense of fulfilment or spirituality that you experience while trekking?
– The art of walking during the trek
– Bonding with other trekkers
00:29:50: Different treks in the Himalayas
– Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand
– Goecha La Trek, Sikkim
– Drukpa Trek, Bhutan
– Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal
00:42:55: Before the trek – Preparation – Physical, mental. Fitness. Medical condition.
– What should first timers and newbie trekkers keep in mind, prepare for multi-day treks in the Himalayas? What did you do? What should be the Dos and Donts?
00:54:37: During the trek – what all one should keep in mind?
01:09:39: What next?
01:14:20: The Silver Trekker Blog and other writings
01:16:38: Concluding remarks. Outro.