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How One Year of Outdoor Leadership Training can make you a Top Class Manager

Indiahikes has started an Outdoor Leadership Programme for those who are looking to be effective managers and leaders in the near future. Read about it here.

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Trek updates

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Heavy Snowfall at Prashar, Brahmatal, Kedarkantha, Deoriatal, Nag Tibba and Sandakphu

After a bout of dry spell, there has been heavy snowfall in the Himalayas. While snow was welcome in Prashar Lake, it played spoilsport on our other treks. Read our quick updates here!

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Expert Opinion

Why Buran Ghati is a terrific alternative to Roopkund

Buran Ghati is a special trek. A virgin trail that offers the best of all Himalayan treks in a single platter, Buran stands at par with the juggernaut that is Roopkund trek. Arjun Majumdar tells you why.

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Product Reviews

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Wildcraft Manaslu 50L Rucksack Review: A Sturdy Rucksack for Himalayan Treks

Sandhya tested the Wildcraft Manaslu 50L Rucksack on her hiking trip to New Zealand. She reviews the rucksack in detail. Take a look.

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Trek updates

Now avail a Trek Insurance while trekking with Indiahikes

On all our Himalayan treks, trekkers can now avail a Trek Insurance that covers injuries, road accidents and more. Here are the latest updates.

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Blogs about kuari pass

The Kuari Pass Trek in Photos – Experiencing the First Winter Snow

Kuari Pass is one of the best Himalayan treks for beginners. But we have rarely seen this trek under snow. Here are some photos that you shouldn’t miss.

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Expert Opinion

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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Get fit with Akanksha

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Trek Fitness Guide for Himalayan High Altitude Treks by Indiahikes

Preparing for a trek can get intimidating. But trek fitness is an important part of trekking. We have designed three trek specific guides to help you get fit for your next trek.

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Expert Opinion

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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Expert Opinion

9 Tips to be a Good Trek Photographer

Anuja Gupta, a Photojournalist and Trek Leader at Indiahikes, talks about the 9 things to keep in mind as Trek Photographer. If you would like to be a Photo Trekker with Indiahikes, this article is for you!

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Expert Opinion

How trekking in Nepal is different from trekking in India

Trekkers from all over the world congregate at the base of Mt Everest. The Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal is a dream of many. Here is how trekking in Nepal is different from trekking in India.

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Trekking tips

How to choose your first Himalayan trek

Do you want to go on a Himalayan trek? Are you confused about which one to pick? Arjun Majumdar helps narrow down your options to that one perfect trek for you!

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Blogs about Goechala

How the Goechala trek perpetually changed my lifestyle

When a trek triggers a change in you, the key is in sustaining that change. Vidyadhar managed to do exactly that. He writes about it here six months later.

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Expert Opinion

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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Trekking tips

5 Best Himalayan Treks for Children

Trekkers often ask us about which trek will suit their children best. After much debate, we put together the Best 5 Himalayan treks for children! Take a look!

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Get Inspired

Har Ki Dun: A photo story of the doorway to ancient Himalayan villages

Har Ki Dun is a trail where time has stood still. Here’s how the folds of the mountains hide them away from the outside world.

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Expert Opinion

How a timely trek can bring about a sense of balance

Arjun Majumdar writes on how a timely trek has helped him overcome the most difficult crises in life. It has helped see things in a perspective that he had never considered before. Also, see treks as a way to change lives — to restore the sense of balance that is very much needed.

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Trek Leaders Speak

Why I left my job as a business analyst to be a trek leader

When Ankit found himself at crossroads, he could’ve chosen to be a better business analyst or anything else. So he chose to be a Trek Leader with Indiahikes. Here’s his story.

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Trek With Swathi

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Can you trek during your periods?

If you’re trek dates and periods coincide, don’t worry! It’s alright to trek during your periods. In this episode, Swathi interviews Sandhya UC, a partner at Indiahikes. Sandhya gives you quick and effective tips to manage periods in the mountains.

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Product Reviews

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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Get fit with Akanksha

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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Expert Opinion

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Trek Leading in the Himalayas as a career

If you want to be a trek leader, read this. Being a trek leader is not easy. It’s a wonderful job, where you get to be in the mountains for a long time, but it’s a tremendously demanding job, where you have to be on your toes almost 24/7!

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Trekking tips

How to Stay Away From Tummy Troubles on a High Altitude Trek

It can really be burdensome to have an upset stomach while on a trek. But why does it happen? How can you steer away from it? Find out.

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Product Reviews

Lifestraw Go – A worthy portable water filter for trekkers

Here is a detailed review of the Lifestraw Go water filter. Indiahikes trekkers can avail a 25% discount on the Lifestraw Go! Find the coupon code inside.

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Trek With Swathi

What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

Every high-altitude trekker needs to be aware of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Arjun Majumdar, who has witnessed hundreds of cases of AMS amongst trekkers resolves all doubts about it.

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Trek Leaders Speak

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

Indiahikes opens up new Kedarkantha route

We have changed the route of Kedarkantha this year. It is a cleaner route that is currently exclusive to Indiahikes trekkers. Read details about the new route and other updates here.

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Photo contests

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Indiahikes contests for February 2017 Open!

Have you trekked with us in February 2017? You are welcome to participate in our Monthly Contests! Send in your entries to contest@indiahikes.com.

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Photo contests

Winners of the Photo Trekker of the Month – January 2017

What better way to celebrate the new year than to head to the Himalayas. Although January doesn’t see many trekkers due to the chilly winter, this year was quite a surprise. Take a look at the winners of our January 2017 Photo Trekker of the Month

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Blogs about Sandakphu

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The Quest for the Sleeping Buddha – A Sandakphu trek video

This Sandakphu trek video is about a trekker’s quest for the Sleeping Buddha. We were left with goosebumps after watching this video, for the raw emotions that Vijesh has managed to capture.

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Trek updates

Important update for those going on the Deoriatal trek

We have an important update for our Deoriatal-Chandrashila trekkers. The Forest Department has withdrawn permission to camp inside Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. We are changing the itinerary to accommodate this order. Here are the details.

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Contest Archives

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Can You Write The Best Slogan For Your Indiahikes Trek T-Shirt?

We are looking for slogans that highlight the spirit and attitude of trekking. Win this contest and thousands of trekkers will sport your slogan!

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Trek updates

Indiahikes is looking for an accountant

We are looking for someone who can be part of our team as an accountant. Someone who loves the mountains and is willing to try on everybody’s work is a perfect fit! In other news, our Trek leaders and our mountains staff are undergoing training to enhance their skill sets. Read on for more updates from our head office and the Himalayas.

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Contest Archives

December 2016 Blog Contest Winners!

There must be something about December that gets city slickers to brave the minus temperatures of the Himalayas. Could it be the awe of the seasons first snowfall, the pleasure of huddling up inside the dinning tent with a hot cup of tea, just an escape from routine – the reasons are endless. These blogs will […]

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Trek updates

Indiahikes opens a new trek to Thakoor Top in Nainital

We are opening a weekend trek in Kumaon: Thakoor Top. Our explorations have led to this gem of a trail! The first batch of Talle Valley have come down to Hong, delirious with the sheer adventure. Read more updates from our slopes!

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Photo contests

Photo Trekker of the Month December 2016 – Winners

December is a month that always makes us want to add at least 10 extra pictures to our nominations. This year is no less. every picture is postcard-perfect, bringing the Himalayan winter alive! Take a look at the nominations of our December 2016 Photo Trekker of the Month

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Trekker's Blogs

A peek into the life of the Apatani Tribe at Ziro Valley

Ziro Valley is home to the ancient Apatani Tribe. Here, Sneha Rao jots down snippets about their intriguing way of life and also her quick trek to Pangey Valley – the half way point on the Talle Valley trek.

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Blogs about Kedarkantha

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Neha Pant speaks to you from the Kedarkantha summit

Neha Pant did the Kedarkantha trek with Indiahikes in December 2016 and witnessed the season’s first snowfall. She speaks to us directly from the summit. Take a look!

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