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Service tax on trek fee set to increase to 9%. Book your trek before January 21.

Here’s a quick update. The service tax is about to rise over the weekend. If you’re planning a trek, register before 21st to avoid paying excess tax.

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Advice & Opinions

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15 Best Himalayan Treks To Do In 2017

Often, we find it hard to choose the perfect trek to do in the Himalayas. Arjun Majumdar, co-founder of Indiahikes lists out the best treks to do this year along with vivid descriptions that are like trailers to the treks.

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Announcements

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The Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar 2017

Every time we look at grand pictures of our treks, our hearts leap with excitement. We have put together twelve such heart-stopping pictures in The Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar 2017. Order your copy here.

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Trek updates

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Latest Updates: Indiahikes opens a new trek in 2017

In 2017, Indiahikes is opening a much-coveted trek. The views, the near-religious experience of being there, several things make this trek a class apart. Read about the trek and several other updates here.

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Trekking tips

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Roopkund vs Rupin Pass debate

It’s difficult to choose out of our two signature treks – Rupin Pass and Roopkund. But given a choice of only one trek what would we choose? Arjun Majumdar picks one of the two with great difficulty. Read all about it here.

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Announcements

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Instagram #IHTimelapse Contest – Results out!

The Instagram #IHTimelapse contest winner has been announced. Check out the winning entry along with the runners up here.

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Trek updates

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A very snowy Christmas – Latest updates from the Himalayas

If you’re going on a winter trek over the next two weeks, here are some useful weather updates. There’s also news about a clean-up our trekkers did and our latest Instagram contest! Take a look!

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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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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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Trek With Swathi

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Shopping for Winter Trek Layers at Decathlon

Going on a winter trek in the holidays but don’t know what kind of clothes to take? Here, Swathi and Ravi, a Product Trainer for Mountain Sports at Decathlon, help you pick the ideal layers for your winter trek.

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Trekking tips and advice

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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Trekking tips and advice

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How Indiahikes is making your trek safe

In this final article, Arjun Majumdar, founder of Indiahikes, explains the new protocols that Indiahikes has put in place to ensure safety of trekkers. Do read it and pass it on.

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Why Buran Ghati should be on top of your bucketlist

Why Buran Ghati should be on top of your bucketlist

Very few treks are built to perfection as Buran Ghati. In this video Arjun explains why the Buran Ghati trek should be on top of your bucket list.

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Trekking tips

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Top 3 Rhododendron Treks in India

During spring, for a short window between April and mid May, the forest trails of the Himalayas are ablaze with rhododendrons. Read this to find out which are the best three rhododendron treks in India.

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Trek With Swathi

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Pangarchulla, A Summit Climb for the Adventurous

In this video, Arjun Majumadar, founder of Indiahikes, talks about the Pangarchulla trek. He reasons out why it’s one of the best summit climbs in the Himalayas.

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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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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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Trekking tips

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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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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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Trek Experience

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Why I regret my trek to Kedarkantha after completing Rupin Pass

It’s not a nice feeling to regret a Himalayan trek. But we find that many trekkers go through this phase. Swathi writes about her personal regret in this post. Read on.

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Videos

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A must-see video of the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek

In his video, Ayush Dinker captures every special moment of the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek. Watch it specially for the sunrises on the big mountains!

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Photo contests

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November 2016 Photo Contest – Winners!

The entries for the November Photo Contest were nothing short of an exhibition on our screens. Our judge, Divas Mishra has chosen the nominations.

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Advice & Opinions

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Useful Information for Foreign Nationals Trekking with Indiahikes

If you’re a foreign national trekking with Indiahikes, here is some useful information about the documents required, travel and food served on the trek.

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Announcements

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Quick Update: It’s finally snowing on the winter treks!

It looks like all our wishes have come true this Christmas! It has finally started snowing on our winter treks. Deoriatal, Kedarkantha and Kuari Pass have received generous amounts of snow! Here are detailed updates.

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Announcements

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Participate in the #IHTimelapse contest on Instagram!

With the upcoming holiday season in mind, Indiahikes is hosting an Instagram Contest titled #IHTimelapse. Here are the rules to participate.

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Announcements

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It is getting colder, no snow in sight!

We have an update for trekkers heading to our winter treks: Kedarkantha, Deoriatal and Kuari Pass. While the temperatures are dipping, there’s no snow yet.

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Trek With Swathi

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Watch this video on Why Brahmatal is the Best Peak Winter Trek

By January and February, most trekking trails are buried in waist deep snow. Not Brahmatal. Which makes is a great winter Himalayan trek for that period. But what makes it a classic winter trek? Arjun Majumdar throws some light on the uniqueness of Brahmatal.

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Trek updates

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The Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar is now up for sale!

The wait is over. The Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar is up for sale! We have many more updates from the winter season of slopes and the head office in Bangalore.

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Product Reviews

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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX: All-Terrain Hiking Shoes for Seasoned Trekkers

After testing it for over a year and covering 1000+ kilometres with it, Indiahikes Trek Leader, Vishal reviews the Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX. Take a look.

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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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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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