Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She heads the content team and runs a video series called Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates that mind like nothing else can. Through her work at Indiahikes, she hopes to let more people experience this sense of liberation, by spreading information about trekking and by instilling the right spirit of trekking in them.
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This Independence Day eve, we bring you 6 Himalayan treks that you can attempt on your own. Most of these treks have the required infrastructure to support the first-time trekker. Read this article to know about these treks.
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...
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.
I’m super excited to announce our new trek- the Phulara Ridge Trek! Ridge treks are extremely uncommon in our country. There are hardly a handful. And the Phulara Ridge Trek is already looking to be one of the best.
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.