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14 day Goecha la Singali la Trek in Sikkim, trekking India Nepal border. Singalila In the Himalaya

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Published on Sep 1, 2016

Trekking in Himalaya covering most of the west Sikkim treks, including Dzongri trek, Goecha la trek, HMI base camp trek and Singalila trek along the Singalila ridge through Singalila National Park and Khangchenjunga National Park for 14 days in India and Nepal overlooking the views of Mount Kangchenjunga and Mount Everest.

■ ■ Awards

■ 2017 NOMINATED International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) 2017
■ 2017 Special Recognition Girimitra Sammelan 2017
■ 2016 Dec 23 Pokhara International Mountain Film Festival, Pokhara, Nepal.
■ 2017 Feb 12, Special Recognition Award, IMF Mountain Film Festival 2017, Indian Mountaineering Foundation, New Delhi, India
■ 2018 April 1, Official Selection, International Tourism Film Festival, Riga, Croatia
■ 2018 Kadakam Forest and Environmental; Film Festival, Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad, Kerala

■ ■ Non Festival Screenings

Friends of Elephant, Nama Metro, Bangalore

■ ■ The Story

With ten porters, two guides and a cook, the team of three: George, Alexa and Blanchet starts their epic trek from Yuksam in West Sikkim.

The team head north to Goecha La Pass to see early morning views of Mount Khangchenjunga and, then head west to the border of Nepal or the Singalila Ridge.

From there they head south along the Singali La ridge to see Mount Everest and Mount Khangchenjunga.

On the 13th day, the team reach a remote village at the border of India and Nepal, inhibited by a nomadic yak herder. The film was shot using camera powered by custom made solar chargers, as there was no power facility during the entire trek.

George was affected by Keratoconus, a rare eye disorder which decreases the thickness of cornea and results in a distorted vision, during his childhood. During his teenage years, he lost all his hopes about life as this took him away from what he wanted to do in his life and what he dreamed. George finds that traveling is one of the best medicines for his eyes and end up trekking in the Himalayas to find solace and tranquility.


A film by
GEORGE THENGUMMOOTTIL
KERATOCONUS FOUNDATION INDIA

Produced by
DHANRAJ GURUNG
RED PANDA TOURS & TRAVELS

Cast
SURYA GIRISH
AS GEORGE THENGUMMOOTTIL

Stock footage
KANUPRIYA RANIWALA
RAMSHAJ WAYANAD

Camera Assistant
BIRKHA LIMBOO

Location Manager
TULA RAM GURUNG

Location Assistant
NAMSANG LIMBU

Logistics
ATM RAI
BHIM HANG LIMBOO
DHAN RAJ RAI
MANGAL SING LIMBOO
NAMSANG LIMBU
PASSANG LEPCHA
PEMA SHERPA
UGEN KARTHOK

Trekking Team
ALEXA HONE BLANCHET
BLANCHET RICHARD
GEORGE THENGUMMOOTTIL

Transport
RAJU

Film Editor
GEORGE THENGUMMOOTTIL

Songs
1. SINGALILA IN THE HIMALAYA Writer AMAN JOHN Singer ADITI SIVARAMAN

2. HIMALAYA Performer/Writer JO KELLY CAFE MANTRA MUSIC

Music
1. Om Mani Padme Hum
2. SAD DAY Composer Benjamin Tissot / bensound.com
3. BETTER DAYS Composer Benjamin Tissot / bensound.com
4. HIMALAYA Composer Edoardo Romani Capelo
5. KEEP IT SIMPLE Composer 9loops

Engineering / Solar Power
DR. THOMAS THENGUMMOOTTIL

Special Thanks to
BINOY VALSAN
MALAIKA VAZ

Thanks to
DHEERAJ AITHAL
DOMINIC XAVIER
GIRI SHANKAR
NISHITHA IYANAHALLY
NOBLE MATHEW
PHUB NAMGAY
SIDDHARTH REDDY
SOORAJ PUTHIYEDAM
VISHAL SUVARNA
VYDHEHI KADUR

DR. J. BHUNIA
KINZONG BHUTIA
PRIYA SINGH

ADARSH NC
SANDESH KADUR

FELIS CREATIONS PVT LTD
KHANGCHENDZONGA CONSERVATION COMMITTEE (KCC)
THE HIMALAYAN CLUB

FORESTS, ENVIRONMENT & WILDLIFE - MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, SIKKIM KANGCHENDZONGA NATIONAL PARK SINGALILA NATIONAL PARK VARSEY RHODODENTRON SANCTUARY

MINISTRY OF FOREST AND SOIL CONSERVATION, NEPAL KANGCHENDZONGA CONSERVATION AREA

INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT, WAYANAD, KERALA
VAGAMON HEIGHTS, KERALA

BASED ON THE 14 DAY SINGALI LA
ROUND TREK IN SIKKIM

2016 THEINDIA.INFO / theindia.info

#himalaya #Kangchenjunga #Sikkim #India #Documentary #trekking #trekkingfilm #trekkinginhimalayas #adventure#himalaya #singalila #goechala

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