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Volunteers Required For A Management Game With IIM In The Himalayas

Indiahikes is looking for volunteers for the highly acclaimed IIM Mountain Challenge. We are looking for fit trekkers with excellent management skills. To apply, enter here.

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Trek Debates

Can You Help Trekkers Out Of This “Fitness Faking” Epidemic?

We’ve noticed that many trekkers have started faking their fitness. They have begun to fool us by showing fake fitness proofs. And they’re struggling on their treks. Even our Trek Leaders and staff members find it difficult to handle unfit trekkers. And we need a way out.

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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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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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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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Announcements

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Would you like to volunteer to take school children on treks around Bangalore?

Are you someone with a flair for trekking but don’t get much chance to indulge in it? If Yes, take a look at our volunteer’s programme for the Eco-Hiking Club.

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Thursday Trek Talk

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Are Indian Trekking Trails Getting Crowded?

With increasing number of trekkers every year going to the Himalayas, are the Indian trails getting overcrowded? Read this article to know the stark reality and what we as trekkers can do in this situation.

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Green Trails Updates

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How Empowering Women Through Upcycling Is Helping The Himalayas

Our Green Trails team has brought about a transformation that involves financial independence for women, cleaner villages in the Himalayas and an unusual product for trekkers. Take a look!

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Thursday Trek Talk

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How Trekking Impacts Your Mind, Body And Spirit – A Full Script Of Indiahikes Founder’s TedX Talk

Arjun Majumdar, our founder gives a TEDx talk on how trekking has holistic impacts on the human body. Read this article to know real-life stories from which he draws this conclusion.

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We’re Looking For A Full-Time Graphic Designer To Work With Us

The content team at Indiahikes is on the lookout for a Graphic Designer. We think you will love a career in the world of treks. Here’s why. With a reach of more than 1 lakh viewers per month, Indiahikes is India’s largest trekking organisation spreading information about treks in India. We generate a lot of content […]

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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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Get Inspired

Pin Bhaba Pass – An interview with the explorer of the trail, Tanmay Bain

Trekking the Pin Bhaba Pass is a surreal experience where grasslands transform to deserts in no time, Here, trek leader Tanmay recollects fond memories about exploring the Pin Bhaba pass.

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Trek With Swathi

What makes Hampta Pass a terrific crossover trek

The Hampta Pass is not like any other mountain pass. It is hugely dramatic as it takes you from the lush green valleys of Kullu to the desert-like Spiti Valley. Arjun Majumdar explains the gorgeousness of the trek in this video.

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Get Inspired

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Starting Too Late? There’s No Such Thing for This 50-Year Old Trekker

Suma Sampath shares her story of choosing to be a runner and a trekker for life. At 50 years old, she believes she’s just getting warmed up. Read this article to know what keeps her motivated.

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Expert Opinion

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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Notes From My Recce Of The Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lakshmi Selvakumaran writes about why the Annapurna Base Camp trek left a lasting impression on her. A must read for anyone looking to trek in Nepal.

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Trek Highlights

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Why Bhrigu Lake Is The Perfect First-Timer’s Trek

There are very few treks that climb up to the splendour of this trek. And the best part – it’s a first-time trekker’s delight. Read this article to know more about this trek.

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Trek Photography

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How To Be A Better Trek Photographer- Know the Basics of Photography

We all take photographs on a trek. But what makes a photo exceptional? Read this article to know quick tips to help your trek photography.

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Expert Opinion

Why Roopkund is a great trek

Arjun Majumdar reviews the Roopkund trek and gives it a 4.5/5. In this article, he lists a few reasons to do the trek, that are not known to many.

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Expert Opinion

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What Are Chilblains? How Can They Be Prevented?

Chilblains are itchy, painful and burning red-blue swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to a sudden change in temperatures. This condition can worsen your trek experience. Read & find out 8 ways to prevent these Chilblains.

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Trekking tips

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Understand These 18 Parts Of A Backpack Before Buying One

A backpack is the most integral gear on a trek. Understanding its key components is key to choosing a good backpack. In this post, we break down the parts of a backpack and tell you how each part helps. Take a look.

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Photo Story

In Photos: The Spectacular Clouds And Colours Of Kashmir Great Lakes

A photo story about the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. These pictures were shot between August and September, one of the best months to do the KGL trek, with a lovely mix of clouds and blue skies!

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Thursday Trek Talk

3 Hidden Benefits Of Trekking With Your Family

Apart from the bonding, confidence and sense of achievement that families feel after trekking together, there are a few hidden benefits that go unnoticed. Here is what they are.

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Trek With Swathi

Bhrigu Lake – The best high altitude grasslands near Manali

A lot of trekkers do the Bhrigu Lake trek to get to the famous lake. While the Bhrigu lake is definitely worth getting to, this is not why you must do this trek. It is the meadows on the Bhrigu Lake trek that are the real treat. Here Arjun explains what the trek is like.

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Trekking tips

Trekking Alone? Here Are Tips From An Expert Solo Trekker

Most trekkers look to progress by doing tougher treks. But Trek Leader Karthik Maddineni says it’s not what trek you do, but how you do it that matters!

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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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Thursday Trek Talk

Some Extraordinary Stories Of Ordinary Women In The Mountains

This is the full text of the speech that Sandhya Chandrasekharayya, partner at Indiahikes, gave for Women’s Web. In her talk, she speaks about very real and everyday women achieving incredible feats in the trekking world!

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Product Reviews

Forclaz 500 High/Trek 100: 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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