A brand new show on trekking in India

Here’s a big announcement: We have started a new video show called Trek With Swathi.

If you are new to trekking, this will be the perfect place for you to begin your journey into trekking! Swathi will help you out with any queries you have about trekking in India. All you need to do is stay tuned to this show. Drop comments if you want videos on any particular topic. We’ll be posting one video every Friday. If you’d like it directly in your inbox, hit subscribe in the video.

Watch more videos from our Trek With Swathi channel:

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Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to impact a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

4 thoughts on “A brand new show on trekking in India

  1. How to tackle downhill descents without stressing your knee and foot? Suppose backpack weight is around 7-8 Kg. Last time in Sandakphu getting down to Gurdum was tough for me.

    1. Dear Arka,

      The issue that you faced during sandakphu trek is usual among trekkers. However, there are few tips n tricks that will let you win over this problem and enjoy your trek more.

      Here is an article in which Indiahikes founder Mr. Arjun has shared his views and observations about this problem. Please go through this:


      I hope you’ll be getting the answer you’re looking for.

  2. Hi,
    I have planned to go an high altitude trek ( at Ladakh- India) for two weeks. Could you please advise which sunscreen is effective for this trek. Please name the sunscreen lotion or cream for me to use in this trek. Your advise will be highly appreciated.


    1. Hi, your choice of sunscreen will depend on your skin type. For oily or mixed type go for a water-based sunscreen, for dry skin, select a cream-based sunscreen. You need one with SPF 40+. Apply it half an hour before stepping into the sun and re-apply every two hours. Here’s a video that talks about preventing sun-burns on treks – https://www.indiahikes.com/how-to-avoid-sunburn-on-a-trek/ Hope it helps 🙂

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