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Trek News Jun 11 To Jun 16: Indiahikes Launches A New Trek

We launched a new trek this week – the Phulara Ridge Trek. Most Himalayan treks in the past week witnessed rainfall. Whether it’s the treks in Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh, rains washed away the entire scenery in a refreshing green shade.

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When Indiahikes trekkers ran into legendary mountaineer Bachendri Pal at Kanamo

Our Kanamo trekkers fell speechless when they bumped into legendary mountaineer Bachendri Pal and her Everest-er colleagues. They were almost in tears at her incredibly kind gestures. Read more to know what happened!

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Trekking tips

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5 Steps To Take Care Of Your Trekking Shoes

It doesn’t matter how good your trekking or hiking shoes are if you don’t maintain them well. So here are 5 simple steps to take care of your shoes and keep them clean and healthy for re-use.

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Green Trails Updates

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6 Practical Ways Of Making A Green Model Village

Here are 6 practical ways that help us in making Jaubhari, a village on Sadakphu Trek, West Bengal, a green model village. I am sure these real-life instances will help you as well.

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Product Reviews

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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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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Green Trails Hero

Local Hero Heera, The Man Behind The Scenes At The Roopkund Base Camp

Meet the ever smiling, efficient, and environmentally conscious trek manager from our Lohajung base camp – Heera. Read his complete story to know why he is our local hero of the week.

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Product Reviews

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FENIX HL60R Headlamp Review: A High Utility Premium Headlamp For Trekkers

The Fenix HL60R Headlamp is definitely a notch above most headlamps in terms of brightness and range. A long-lasting battery and the sturdy waterproof metal body makes it a wonderful companion on long treks. Read more to find the pros and cons of this product.

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Green Trails Updates

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Find Out What New Green Ideas Jaubhari Has This Summer

Our folks at Jaubhari are stepping into unchartered territory. June has been a month of new ideas and new learnings. We got plenty of opportunities to work with the local school and villagers on multiple green projects.

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Expert Opinion

When will you find snow on Himalayan treks in India

Use this guide to plan your next trek in the Himalayas. Learn when you’ll get to trek in snow!

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Green Trails Updates

How Green Trails Ups Its Waste Management Game in Lohajung

Summer in Lohajung brings with a lot of Green Trails work. Read about how our team works with the local staff, local women and children to take green agendas forward.

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Treks in Uttarakhand

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Indiahikes Opens A New Trek – The Phulara Ridge Trek!

I’m super excited to announce our new trek- the Phulara Ridge Trek! Ridge treks are extremely uncommon in our country. There are hardly a handful. And the Phulara Ridge Trek is already looking to be one of the best.

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Green Trails Hero

How Local Hero Anjala Quit Her Urban Lifestyle To Empower Her Village Community

This week, our local hero is someone who gave up a good life in the city to bring awareness and progress in her home village. Read how Anjala makes a marked difference in Sepi, a village in the Sandakphu trek region.

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Green Trails Updates

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1330kg Waste Collected And Segregated At Sandakphu Over 6 Months

With more locals from Jaubari participating in the Indiahikes Green Trails initiative, we have been able to collect, segregate and reuse a big load of waste from the Sandakphu trail. Here are the latest updates.

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Trekking tips

How Much Should You Spend On Trekking Gear

In this article, we bust myths about branded and expensive trekking gear — trekking shoes, trekking backpacks, warm layers. How much should you really spend on trekking gear? And what exactly do you need? Find out here.

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Product Reviews

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Adventure Worx Xplore 50 Backpack Review – A Compact Feature-Rich Backpack That Fits A Budget

This latest backpack from Adventure Worx ticks the boxes on most fronts but is it really fit enough for a week-long outing in the mountains? Read the entire review to find the answer to that.

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Green Trails Updates

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3112kg Waste Collected & Segregated Since Jan 2018: Green Trails Updates, Lohajung

From Jan 2018 to May 2018, Indiahikes trekkers have removed 3112 kg of non-biodegradable waste from the mountains. This is rarely their own waste; almost always it’s waste that others have left behind. Read a detailed report from this week here.

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Latest Updates

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Trek News Jun 4 To Jun 9: Trekkers See A Greener Side Of The Himalayas

In this week’s news, we bring you the latest from all currently running treks. All treks are experiencing good weather. Inside this you can find a brief overview of the treks in Himachal Pradesh that open their season this week.

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