May 2016 Photo Contest – Results Out!

Here are the nominations of the May 2016 Photo Contest! Pictures have been chosen by professional photographer, Ravindra Joisa. Take a look!

Why alcohol is a big NO at high altitude

Many people drink alcohol at high altitude assuming it keeps them warm. But they cannot be more wrong. Here’s why.

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.

How To Get Fit For A High Altitude Trek (Beginner’s Guide)

At Indiahikes we believe that getting fit for a trek enhances your trek experience. Here is a training guide to get fit for your high altitude trek.

The big mountains on the Roopkund trek

The Roopkund trail has a lot to offer. A journey through oak forests and high altitude meadows to a mysterious lake. But don’t miss out on the gargantuan mountains that surround you! Here is a list of must see peaks!

Is it safe to trek in Kashmir?

Many trekkers call us worried about trekking in Kashmir. But the Kashmir valley is relatively safe for trekking. In this video, Arjun tells us what the situation is like in Kashmir and what precautions one should take.

Green trails – what, why and how?

Indiahikes has been running the Green Trails initiative for over five years now. The main aim of this initiative is to leave the mountains in a better condition than before.

An experiment with cocopeat toilets

Managing human waste in the mountains has always been a matter of concern for us. Recently, our team at the Deoriatal base tried out cocopeat composting toilets.

Why Should Tarsar Marsar Be On Your Bucketlist?

Trekking in Kashmir is unique in many ways but few other treks can match up to the experience of doing Tarsar Marsar. Here Arjun Majumdar tells us why this trek must be in your bucket list.

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