The Thought Behind Indiahikes

Over 12 years ago, our founders, Arjun Majumdar and Sandhya UC, started Indiahikes with one simple belief — Everyone Must Trek. They wanted to do this by bringing out information about treks, and by setting the right spirit of trekking in India.

What began as one humble blogpost about the Roopkund trek has now blossomed into India’s largest database of trek related information.

Today, we are India’s Largest Trekking Community, with over 20,000 trekkers joining the Indiahikes Experience every year. Here's the story behind our vision and how we look at the future of trekking.

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What We Are Known For

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A Team You Can Actually Trust Your Safety With

As industry leaders, we have innovated and set the safety standards in the trekking industry. Our people, our processes, our equipment, these are what make Indiahikes the safest trekking organisation in India. 

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Treks That Make You Independent

Not every time you trek will you have Indiahikes next to you. Over 1,000 articles and videos give you all the information to trek DIY. On our treks, you learn skills that teach you to trek independently.

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Leaving Mountains Better

Green Trails is our promise to leave the mountains better. We have removed over 1 lakh kilos of waste left behind by others on trekking trails. Yet this is a small percentage of what we do. Green Trails dives into reducing use of resources, reducing our carbon footprint and bringing about a change in the daily practices of our trekkers too.

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Transformative Experiences

Trekkers often call The Indiahikes Experience “life-changing.” This is because through our treks, we consciously bring about a transformative impact on your mind, body and spirit. 

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The Core Values That Make Us Who We Are

You are Humble

Humility is the biggest trait we look for in our team members. Even if an applicant is highly skilled, or experience but not humble, we do not take them. You’ll find this as a virtue among all team members at Indiahikes — whether it’s our founders, our Trek Leaders or our local staff members. A humble person makes for an ideal team member. They are open to feedback, easily teachable, curious and eager to learn.They are able to grow and nurture the organisation

Humility is practiced everyday at Indiahikes. Those who are not humble are not encouraged to be at Indiahikes.

You are Fit

We expect trekkers to be fit for our treks. It holds true for all of us at Indiahikes as well. If we are unfit, then we have little right to ask trekkers to be fit on our treks. To us, fitness is a way of life. This means everyone has a fitness routine, everyone is always ready to go on a Himalayan trek.

If you are unfit and do not have a fitness routine, you cannot work at Indiahikes.

You are a Sustainability Champion

Humility is the biggest trait we look for in our team members. Even if an applicant is highly skilled, or experience but not humble, we do not take them. You’ll find this as a virtue among all team members at Indiahikes — whether it’s our founders, our Trek Leaders or our local staff members. A humble person makes for an ideal team member. They are open to feedback, easily teachable, curious and eager to learn. They are able to grow and nurture the organisation.

Humility is practiced everyday at Indiahikes. Those who are not humble are not encouraged to be at Indiahikes.

You show Care

To show care for our trekkers is to put the needs and interests of our trekkers before our own. It means sacrificing ourselves on behalf of our trekkers. Caring means using our time, skills, and talents to help our trekkers.

To show care is giving beyond what is required. Nobody asks you to do it. Showing care is one of our biggest differentiators at work. It has helped Indiahikes be where it is today. If you do not show care, eventually you will be a misfit at Indiahikes.

Why Trekkers Love Indiahikes

Trekkers have always respected Indiahikes whether or not they trek with us.

Trekkers Rely on Indiahikes for Information

Not many people know this but Indiahikes started as an organisation to document treks. We noticed that the biggest obstacle holding people back from trekking was the lack of information. People did not know where to trek, when to trek and how to trek.

This is why we started documenting treks across the country. Today, we have created a vast Trek Library replete with information about where to trek, when to trek, how to go about it.

Trekkers use this information everyday to trek on their own. It has always been our vision to enable trekking, and it is what we continue to do.

Tedx Talks By Our Team Members

It’s not everyday that we get to work so closely with TEDx speakers, who are creating a big impact on the society. Yet, at Indiahikes, 4 of our team members have been invited to present TEDx talks. This speaks a lot about the far-reaching work we’re doing at Indiahikes.

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How Trekking Impacts Your Mind, Body And Spirit | Arjun Majumdar | TEDx Sayajigunj

Trekking can have a profound impact on mind, body and spirit. Sometimes, trekking changes lives. But how does it affect your mind? In this video, Indiahikes Founder, Arjun Majumdar talks about the effects of trekking on mental health.

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How I climbed The Mountain of Entrepreneurship | Sandhya UC | TEDx Manipal

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What does it take to grow as one? In this video, Indiahikes Co-Founder, Sandhya UC takes us through her journey and offers a peek into how trekking affected it all.

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Treks Without Trails | Lakshmi Selvakumaran | TEDx NITK

Have you ever thought what happens when you litter in the remote Himalayas? No Municipal Corporation van comes to clean the litter after it is dumped in the mountains. Indiahikes Head of Green Trails & Training, Lakshmi Selvakumaran offers a stoic peek into this problem.

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Why Work Somewhere Meaningful | Swathi Chatrapathy | TEDx BMSITM

Swathi Chatrapathy, the Chief-Editor at Indiahikes, shares her radical thoughts on work-life balance and how work and life are not separate for her but an intimately collaborative affair. Listen to this TEDx talk if you have ever pondered how to strike a balance in life.

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3 Unusual Lessons in Entrepreneurship | Arjun Majumdar | TEDx IIMBangalore

Lessons in entrepreneurship don't always come from text books. In this video, Arjun Majumdar, Founder and CEO of Indiahikes shares some lessons in entrepreneurship that he has learnt the hard way from the trekking world.