An Interview with Pratibha Singh (@pratibha176)

#1 Who are you and What got you into traveling?

Hi, I am Pratibha, a design graduate working into e-commerce industry and based in Gurgaon.
Well, when I was studying design, I got to learn a lot about people and different cultures, something which excited me a lot. I guess that’s when the bug caught me… 

Only a few years later I figured it was a travel bug.

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#2 What is your favourite Himalayan destination and Why ?

Ladakh..

There’s something there which sets Ladakh pole aparts from other Himalayan destination.

The weather, the people, the landscape.. that feeling that there’s no one around for miles and you are still safe.

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I miss the snow. I miss looking at it, walking in it, tasting it. I loved those Gulmarg days when it was so cold that I had to get into this beautiful cozy kitchen trying to stay warm and I could look across the mountains and see miles of snow without a single footprint in it. It would be completely silent – no cars, no birds singing, no doors slamming at this height. Just silence and snow and ofcourse a hot and sweet cup of kahwa 😍😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #beautiful #snowfall #gulmarg #kashmir #kashmiri #captivatingkashmir #visitkashmir #india #travel #indiapictures #indiaclicks #india_gram #hippieinhills #cntgiveitashot #lonelyplanetindia #bbctravel #passionpassport #sheisnotlost #instagood #like4like #picoftheday #photooftheday #_coi #_soi #_woi #dametraveler #india_undiscovered #kashmirdiaries

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#3 What sort of a traveler are you ?

I’m genuinely a curious kind of traveller.

Eyes, ears, mind all wide open with weapons of my choice – iPhone & Pixel3XL always ready for rare, precious and beautiful shots.

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Well, I am finally here – Dzukou Valley, the D is silent 🙂 So, after climbing through the Zakhama village with the forced ascend and steep climb for nearly 6 hours and extinguishing myself to death, one look at the valley made me forget everything. Nature is the biggest drug one can get high on, saw this happening to me, literally.. and here I am, dancing with the joy at the Dzukou Valley. 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 . . . . . . . . . . #indiapictures #indiaclicks #lonelyplanetindia #cntgiveitashot #mypixeldiary #photographers_of_india #whereisnortheast #desi_diaries #_soi #_coi #_woi #_hpics #storiesofindia #northeastindia #incredibleindia #travelrealindia #foto4everofficial #indianphotography #instagood #likeforlikes #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagram #tripotocommunity #shotoniphone #hippieinhills #oph #bbctravel #himalayangeographic #beautifuldestinations

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#4 What’s your best and worst experience in the Himalayas ?

It’s been 3 years and still Sikkim, North Sikkim to be precise, is something which I would call best in last few years.

The locals I met there, the women empowerment I saw there, the honesty and cleanliness (not saying that I didn’t see these at other Himalayan destinations, but you ought to be in Sikkim to understand what I mean). Meanwhile, I still have to come across the worst experience in the mountains. I don’t even have a bad one yet 🙂

#5 What tip would you like to give to fellow travellers?

Respect locals and their culture.

Be ready for the unexpected and enjoy the moment.

And do a little research before heading upto your next destinations, it always help 🙂

34 Replies to “High on Himalayas Interviews Pratibha Singh”

  1. Congrats pratibha .. you are truly an inspiration for fellow travelers.. your gallery is just amazing.. keep traveling and capturing some amazing pictures ..

  2. Your profile is truly a delight.. and with your interview i can imagine how wonderful as a person you are .. keep traveling and inspiring..

  3. Another lovely article. I keep reading and keep feeling happy about knowing so many people getting high on the Himalayas indeed. Nice to know Pratibha’s love for the grand mountains and yes Ladakh is one of my favorites too.

  4. Amazing pratibha.. I really enjoy all your stories behind photos.. keep motivating us😍lots of love from other traveller…

  5. Hey Pratibha , I just loved reading these lines. It is so inspirational n giving hope to one and all. Keep up the good work! Always keep smiling.

  6. Good to hear you’re out there exploring the Himalayas and still loving it. I’m not surprised you’re impressed with Sikkim – there’s a lot to discover in that region.

  7. Respect the locals and their culture is certainly a good advice and the most important thing to do when traveling. Thanks for sharing this interview with Pratibha, it’s nice to see how other people who studied design or arts ended up getting caught by the travel bug! 🙂

  8. I have to follow your Instagram account, your pictures are gorgeous! I love Ladakh too, it is gorgeous and I wish to go back again someday. I’ve never been to Sikkim, but the way you describe it sounds really amazing. It’s been bucket listed 🙂

  9. Good to know more about Pratibha! I agree with her that we must respect the locals and their culture. Haven’t been to Himalayas yet, she inspires me to get there some day.

  10. I would love to visit the Himalayas. Ladakh definitely looks like it would give me the feeling of having no one around. Pratibha seems to have had great experiences with the locals. Not surprising when her travel tips includes respecting the locals.

  11. Thanks for sharing this interview with Pratibha Singh. Although, I would have liked a bit more depth; I would have liked to learn about other places she travels to, and of course how she travels (bus, plane, train, hotel, guesthouse, etc.) – all things, which contribute to your personal travel experience! I can understand very well that Pratibha Singh names Ladakh as her favourite place in the Himalaya. It seems to be the closest you can get to something like Tibetan culture, without entering China.

  12. It’s good to hear about your thoughts and experience on your Himalayas visit Pratibha. I like visiting places that I can interact with the locals and your best experience in Sikkim is a great thing to know about. Will note more of this as I have the plan for booking a trip to the Himalayas in September.

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