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Safety and preparation during a trek

Why Trekkers need to take Safety on Treks more Seriously

In the second article of his three-part series on safety, Arjun Majumdar writes about a worrying trend that is spreading in the Indian trekking community.

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Trek Experience

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How mental preparation for a trek can mean the difference between life and death

Struck by altitude sickness, trekker Premanand fell unconscious at 18,500 ft. What our trek leader did next marked the difference between life and death. Here, Arjun Majumdar recounts an incident that underlines the importance of rapid action on a high altitude trek.

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Trek With Swathi

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How to Pack your Photography Equipment for a Trek

Carrying a camera for your trek is a great idea. But what about packing it wisely? Here, Swathi helps you with packing photography equipment for your trek, making sure it is safe and compact in your backpack!

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Photos

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Winners of October 2016 Photo Contest announced!

The October 2016 photo contest results are out! Apart from the top 3 winners. we have a Trekker’s choice prize too. Here is who you have chosen!

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Trekker Blogs

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I climbed up Sandakphu to see the Great Sleeping Buddha

This well written blog expresses Sarath Chandra’s thoughts and emotions as he trekked to Sandakphu and Phalut to catch a glimpse of the Sleeping Buddha.

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Trekking tips

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Top 5 winter treks in India that you must do

Winter is coming. And if you’re wondering which trek you should do this winter, this post by Arjun Majumdar will come in handy. He lists out the best treks to do in India in winter!

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Kuari Pass

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Spotting big mountains on the Kuari Pass trek

Despite being an ancient trail, few know of the wonders that the Kuari Pass trek presents. Here are the gigantic mountains that accompany you on the trail.

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Product Reviews

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Teton Scout 3400: A high comfort backpack for long treks

The Teton Scout 3400 is one of the rare backpacks we have come across that puts a trekker’s comfort first! Read our review of the backpack here.

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Get fit with Akanksha

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Tracking your fitness and how it helps you prepare for a trek

Ever wondered how tracking your fitness can help you? Especially while preparing for a trek, keeping a tab on your daily workout can really help you out later on the slopes! Our fitness expert Akanksha tells you how.

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Trek updates

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Tightening Safety protocols for treks and other updates!

High altitude trekking is no cake-walk. It involves certain risks. We at Indiahikes are revamping our safety protocols to ensure the safety of our trekkers. Read on for details.

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Warwan Valley

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How I dealt with Acute Mountain Sickness on my 28th trek

Sandhya UC, partner at Indiahikes, talks about how she dealt with Acute Mountain Sickness on her 28th trek.

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Trekking tips and advice

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All you need to know about Layering Up for a Himalayan Winter Trek

The mantra to have a comfortable winter trek in the Himalayas is to layer up correctly! Here is a quick read with everything you need to know about layering up!

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Trek With Swathi

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Why Kuari Pass is one of the best easy moderate treks!

The Kuari Pass trek in Uttarakhand is one trek that will keep you engaged every single moment. There are so many things to see and experience! Here Sandhya lists them out.

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Product Reviews

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Forclaz 500 High: Excellent Hiking Shoes for rough Himalayan Terrain

Your hiking shoes can either make or break your trek. So it is important to invest in a good pair! And the Forclaz 500 High could be your next buy! Read this review to know why.

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Treks in West Bengal

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Sandakphu, where you can see four of the world’s tallest mountains!

If you want to get a taste of trekking in India and Nepal, Sandakphu is your best option. Especially in the months of October and November, this trek will enamour you with views of Mt.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu – four of the world’s tallest mountains!

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Trekking tips

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Thoughts of a solo woman trekker

Many women trekkers worry about coming alone for a trek, about safety and whether they’ll have other women for company. It so happens that 30 per cent of Indiahikes’ trekkers are women and the number is only growing. Vishi Bansal is one such experienced solo trekker, who writes down her thoughts about the safety of solo women trekkers.

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Trekking tips

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What NOT to take on your trek

On a high altitude trek, even a handkerchief can weigh you down. More than knowing what to take, you need to know what NOT to take in your backpack. Here are a few quick tips to help you out.

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Valley of Flowers

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7 year old Samyak treks to the Valley of Flowers

Shitalkumar Ramchandre went on the Valley of Flowers trek with his son Samyak. After getting back he wrote a blog to motivate his 7 year old son who fell in love with high altitude hiking. Read on to know how this father son duo successfully completed the trek against all odds.

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Trek Stories

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“We found the perfect trek”- The Explorer of Talle Valley gets candid

Initially, the route to Talle Valley wasn’t appropriate for trekking. Explorer Soumya Jyoti Mitra went out of his way to find the perfect trekking trail to this little known gem of a trek. Read on to relive his experiences during the exploration.

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Trek Experience

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“My first failed trek was a game changer” – The making of a Trek Leader

When SJ’s first trek to Goechala failed, he knew he had to come back to it. And how he bounced back! From one of our most loved Trek Leaders, here is an inspiring story about picking yourself up and going after what you want.

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Trek With Swathi

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Green Trails: A mission to leave mountains in a better condition

In 2013, Indiahikes took up Green Trails as a mission. In this video, Green Trails crusader Lakshmi Selvakumaran talks about how far we have come and our vision for the future.

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Trek updates

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Kuari Pass trekkers return with a smile – Here are the latest reviews

Last week, we shifted all Har Ki Dun winter batches to Kuari Pass. This week trekkers have returned from Kuari Pass and they can’t stop smiling.

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Photo contests

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Indiahikes Contests for November 2016 trekkers open!

Have you trekked with us in November 2016? You are welcome to participate in the Trek Photgrapher and Blogger of the month contests! Send in your entries to contest@indiahikes.com.

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Blog Contest

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October 2016 Blog contest winners announced!

With the monsoon rains having left the atmosphere squeaky clean, autumn is all about crisp mountain views. Putting in their experiences with crisp writing, here are the winners of our October 2016 Blog contest!

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Outdoor Learning

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Himalayan Mountain Challenge Program

In the mountains, lots of basic things are uncertain and resources scarce. Strategizing and competing in such an environment brings out the highest degree of individual learning and transformation. The Himalayan Mountain Challenge focuses on developing real life management skills in a non-simulated environment. Indiahikes has been running this adventure education module for over 6 years now.

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Trek updates

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All winter trek batches to Har Ki Dun shifted to Kuari Pass

As a latest development, we have had to shift all our Har ki Dun winter trek batches to Kuari Pass. Here are some detailed updates.

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Trek With Swathi

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What photography equipment to take on a trek

Many trekkers are often confused about the photography equipment they need to carry on a trek. In this video Swathi helps you choose the right kind of camera gear for a long Himalayan trek.

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Trekker Blogs

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Sunrise at Kanchenjunga changed my life

Nutan was looking for change when she decided to celebrate Diwali watching Kanchenjunga light up. She did find what she was looking for as she describes her experience as “Demystifying the process of change in life”.

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Trek Experience

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How I overcame a deformity in my foot and became a Trek Leader at Indiahikes

Born with a deformed foot, Indrajit’s love for the mountains was always met with rejection. Here is the story of his pursuit to become a trek leader.

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Trek updates

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Upping Safety Standards: Indiahikes local team undergoes BLS training

As a part of upping our Safety Processes, our team underwent a Basic Life Support training. Also, we have introduced new protocols for trekkers. Take a look

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Indiahikes in media

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Indiahikes In The Media

Here is a list of articles on print and digital media Indiahikes has been featured in.

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Trek With Swathi

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Assess your BMI before choosing a Himalayan trek

High altitude trekking is not the same as vacationing in Manali or Ladakh. Your BMI plays the biggest role in making or breaking your trek. Here, Swathi tells you how to assess your BMI before choosing a trek.

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Product Reviews

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Forclaz 500 Warm: Pocket-friendly Hiking Shoes for all Weather Conditions

Sharad Pandey decided to try out the Forclaz 500 Warm shoes on the Rupin Pass trek. Here is his detailed review of the hiking shoes.

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