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Deoriatal Chandrashila trek

Which is a better trek in winter? Deoriatal or Kedarkantha?

The Deoriatal and Kedarkantha treks are both immensely beautiful winter treks. Arjun Majumdar writes from experience about which is the better winter trek!

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Trekking tips and advice

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6 Best Treks to do in October and November

Autumn in the Himalayas is something no trekker should miss. Read more to know the best treks to be done in autumn and what’s special about them!

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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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Sandakphu

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The silent threat to Sandakphu

Several beautiful trails in the Himalayas are being badly affected by human presence. Our Green Trail Crusader, Lakshmi, shares a little piece of advise after having stayed on the Sandakphu slope for a month.

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Trekking tips

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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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Trek With Swathi

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Why Deoriatal-Chandrashila is the best trek during Christmas

Deoriatal to Chandrashila peak is the best Christmas trek for families with children, especially if it is your first time in the Himalayas. In this video, Indiahikes founder Arjun Majumdar explains why.

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Trek updates

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Latest updates: It’s time to Look East!

We are venturing into Arunachal Pradesh with the brand new Talley Valley trek! At the other slopes, it’s raining at some places, and clear on some other. Here are updates from the Himalayas you don’t want to miss!

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Trekker Blogs

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Bada Bhangal Trek- The grinning grasslands of Himachal

The Bada Bangal trek is a well explored trek in Himachal Pradesh. Trekker Parth Joshi captivates the reader’s imagination by penning down his experiences about this difficult trek in a detailed 8 part series.

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Trek Experience

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A Rational Mind’s reasons to Trek

Why do people trek? It is no easy task and involves persistent efforts but the number of youngsters taking up trekking is on the rise. Why? In this article, Trek leader Vyshakh Nair lists out some profound changes that trekking brings out in people.

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Roopkund

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Roopkund: An untold story in the Himalayas

The El Nino effect disrupted practically everything in the Himalayas: from agricultural produce to availability of water. Here is a little story of how local folk took on the mammoth task of ensuring trekkers had water at each campsite.

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Trekking tips

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How to tie your shoelace so that it doesn’t come off

Have you ever had to stop while climbing on a trek, simply to bend down and tie your shoelace? Here is a quick tip by Swathi on tying the perfect knot.

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Trek Experience

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How even the most experienced trekkers can get lost in the mountains

When Sachin from our tech team went on the Kanamo Peak trek, little did he expect his most experienced trek leader, Saranbir Singh, to go missing. Dusk turned to night and nobody had heard from him. Here’s the story of what played out on the trail!

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Trek Stories

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Birds you can spot on the Deoriatal-Chandrashila trek

The Deoriatal Chandrashila trek is a bird watcher’s paradise. Trekker Prabodh Prabhughate skillfully photographed some winged beauties. He spotted over 50 kinds of birds! Take a look!

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Sandakphu

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How an eco-village at Jaubhari triggered a major movement at Sandakphu

Green trails crusader Lakshmi went on her first trek to Sandakphu and was shocked by the state of affairs. Garbage being burnt in the open and piles of rotting debris. Here is the story of how she designed a model eco-village at Jaubhari.

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Trek updates

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Latest updates from the Himalayas: A new trekking season begins

There’s a LOT going on this week, with 8 Himalayan treks running! Just putting these updates together involved speaking to at least 10 people in different locations! So here are the latest updates, from the Himalayas onto your screen!

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Trek Stories

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Deoriatal to Chandrashila -The Goechala of Western Himalayas

On the Deoriatal Chandrashila trek, the forests of Chopta Valley are known for their fiery red and pink rhododendrons that set the trail blazing!

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