About my trekking at the age of 47....a journey of feelings and self exploration!!!


Hey friends, this is Savita Kanade. I am from Pune, Maharashtra, India. The land of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, an Indian warrior king and the founder of Maratha Empire in western India. He was well known for his forts and possessed of around 370 forts at the time of his death. Shivneri, Raigad, Rajgad, Purandar, Pratapgad and many more…

I started trekking at these places 3 years back in 2015.  That time I was 47 year old. I would like to mention my age here because before this I was never involved in any physical exercise regularly. The life was truly focused on school, college, job, and then family responsibilities. I used to do jumping rope or go for walking in a garden when I used to feel like I put on my weight!

Till mid June 2017, I did 35 treks around Pune. One of them includes  my first experience of 300 ft rappelling and  60 ft valley crossing. 

Trek to valley of flowers and Everest Base Camp were my memorable treks ever.  

June 2016, I felt like I should write trek experiences and here I am! The drive behind, mainly was to highlight emotions I faced while trekking, contributing factors in overcoming physical and mental challenges and in achieving trek summit!

You will not find any detail information related to trek, like history of the place, trek endurance, difficulty level, grade etc. This type of information is available there on internet, trekking website, books etc. You can also seek such information from leaders of trekking groups.

This blog is solely focused on emotions and feelings! I am not sure whether this will help you in any way….but if it does…..it will be a wonderful feeling!

At present, experiences written are in Marathi, my mother tongue…but very soon you will find posed write-ups in English as well!

I highly appreciate your reactions, remarks, comments, suggestions after reading the experiences.

Have a safe and joyful trekking!




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