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Why Kanamo Peak Is a Great Alternative To Stok Kangri

Most trekkers are attracted to Stok Kangri because of its altitude and the thrill that comes with it. But there’s a lesser-known and prettier trek that climbs up to nearly the same altitude. That’s Kanamo Peak for you!

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Trek updates

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Latest Updates: Nag Tibba Trek Itinerary Extended To Three Days

We have good news for trekkers. Acting on trekkers’ feedback, we have stretched the Nag Tibba trek to three days instead of two, to make it a more enjoyable experience. Read our updates here.

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Green Trails

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How We Manage Waste Collected On Our Treks

When we trek the Himalayas – there is a lot of waste produced and also collected. In fact, our trekkers go out of their way to help clean up the slopes. Here’s what finally happens to all the waste collected.

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Batches Opened for Monsoon and Autumn Treks: Pin Bhaba, Buran Ghati and more

We have opened our treks from monsoon all the way to autumn! This year, we are adding Pin Bhaba to our list of monsoon treks. Read our updates from the Himalayas here.

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Trekking tips

4 Best Monsoon Treks in the Indian Himalayas

We have chosen four of the best monsoon treks in the Himalayas. You might get a little wet, but it’s worth every drop of rain! Here they are.

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Altitude Sickness Case Studies

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Can you get Acute Mountain Sickness on an Easy Trek? Here’s a Real Life Case Study

As a trekking organisation, we find that knowledge about altitude sickness is scarce. Through these case studies, we intend to spread knowledge and make trekkers more responsible. Here’s the first high altitude case study. Take a look.

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Expert Opinion

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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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Trekking tips

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How To Choose The Right Backpack For A Trek

Putting time into choosing a good trekking backpack is very essential because your backpack is going to be your companion throughout your trek. So here are some tips from Vaibhav Chauhan, about how to choose the perfect backpack.

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Announcements

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Special Himalayan Trek for Children – Kuari Pass

From May 5th to 11th, 2017, we are running a special Himalayan trek for children to Kuari Pass. Read details about it here.

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Trekker's Blogs

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Off-Season Trek to Bhrigu Lake: A Trekker’s Account of Mission “Almost” Impossible

When Manas Arora, a solo trekker, decided to go to Bhrigu Lake in April, he didn’t he know would end up doing it Alpine Style. He narrates his story here.

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Which Himalayan trek should you choose as your second one?

After your first Himalayan trek, you might want to challenge yourself a bit more. In this episode, senior Trek Leader Vishal and Swathi discuss the next level of Himalayan treks you can do.

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Expert Opinion

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5 Stunning Highlights of Tarsar Marsar most trekkers fail to notice

The Tarsar Marsar trek gives trekkers a unique experience of camping between two alpine lakes, a feat that no other trek offers. Here, Arjun Majumdar lists out five stunning aspects of the trek that unfortunately, most trekkers fail to notice.

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Expert Opinion

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Why Sandakphu is one of the Most Underrated Treks in India

The Sandakphu trek is an underrated one. But Trek Leader Indrajit Hazra seeks to change that. He puts down experiences that make it one for a lifetime.

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What are the Best Himalayan Treks for Beginners?

In this video, Swathi sits with senior Trek Leader Vishal to find out the perfect Himalayan trek for beginners.

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Photo contests

Nominations for March 2017 Photo Trekker announced!

March is a beautiful season for trekking. With its high snows and spring blooms, trekkers get best of both worlds! Have a look at the nominations from this month here.

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Trekker's Blogs

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Caught in a Blizzard on the Har Ki Dun Trek

Being caught in a blizzard reminds you of raw power of the mountains. Last week, Har Ki Dun Valley experienced a massive blizzard. Here is a trekker’s account of blizzard at Har Ki Dun Valley.

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Trekker's Blogs

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5 Important Takeaways from Brahmatal, My First Himalayan Winter Trek

A trek changes your perspective and often changes your life. Our trekker Gayatri, who trekked to Brahmatal this winter, compiles a list of lessons she took away from the trek. Read it here.

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Talle Valley, a Rare Jungle trek in Arunachal Pradesh

In this video, our Ground Coordinator Prathima talks about Talle Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. She tells you why it is one of the best jungle treks you’ll ever do.

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Trek updates

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Fresh Trails Open Up As Snow Melts: Latest Updates from Himalayan Treks

The weather has been moody this spring season: with irregular rain and sweltering heat. Here is an update on how all our spring treks have been running.

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Get Inspired

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How Our Youngest Trekker Prepared for his Kedarkantha Trek

Meet Aditya, the six-year-old that made it to the Kedarkantha summit. We speak to his parents and get some tips on how to prepare children for Himalayan treks.

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Trekker's Blogs

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Valley of Flowers: Where I Learnt That Fitness is Key to Enjoying a Trek

What led Prerna to sign up for the Valley of Flowers trek was her deteriorating fitness. Sometimes a “fitter” you needs to go on a trek to make you feel better about an earlier trek. Read her story here.

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Blog Contest

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February 2017 Blog Contest winner

Out of the bone chilling month of February comes the warmest stories of trekking. Take a look at the winner of 2017 blog contest here.

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Photo contests

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Instagram 20k Photo Story Contest – Win a trek to Bhrigu Lake!

We just hit 20000 followers on Instagram! We’re celebrating with a Photo Story contest. The winner gets a fully sponsored trek to Bhrigu Lake!

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Photo contests

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Trek Photographer of the Month – March 2017

Our photo contest for this month is now open. If you’ve trekked with us in March 2017, you’re welcome to share your entries with us. Winners will be rewarded handsomely.

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Trek With Swathi

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What is the best time to do the Roopkund trek?

The Roopkund trek is the most popular trek in the Himalayas. Here, Swathi talks the best time to go for the trek so that you don’t miss out on the highlights of the trek.

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Which are the best Himalayan treks for children?

Choosing Himalayan treks for children is quite hard. Here, Swathi helps you choose a trek that your children will learn from and enjoy.

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