Indiahikes December 2022 Photo Contest - Happy Moments on the Trek

Indiahikes December 2022 Photo Contest - Happy Moments on the Trek

Theme: Happy Moments on the Trek

Category Photo Contest Trekker Space

By Latika Payak


The last photo contest edition of year 2022 is here! And we’ve decided to end the year on a happy note :)

Theme: Happy Moments on the Trek

As a trekker, we’re sure you relive moments from your trek every now and then — it could be that euphoric moment when you finally reached the summit! It could be that moment you were moved to tears by a beautiful sunrise. It could be the reflective time you spent by yourself at a campsite.

Through this month's contest, we are fishing for such happy stories from the treks. So dig into your trek album and share some of your happiest trek moments with us.

Like always, the contest is open to all. You're welcome to participate no matter which part of the country you are in (even overseas). To participate, you share pictures from your Indiahikes treks or treks you have done on your own.

Note: It’s still a photo contest, so the photo needs to be technically sound and well-framed. No selfies.

Click here to enter your top 5 photographs

Here are the kind of photos we are looking for:

Before sending in your photos, take a look at these:

Feeling soft snowflakes on the face, in the oak and maple forest of Dayara Bugyal trek. Photo by Jothiranjan.

Tasting first snowfall on the Dayara Bugyal trek. Photo by Jothiranjan.

That moment on the summit. Taken from the highest point of the Brahmatal trek with a view of Mt. Nanda Ghunti and Mt. Trishul. Photo by Aniruddha Sinha

The unforgettable experience of hugging an ancient oak tree in the forest of Deoriatal Chandrashila trek. Photo by Jothiranjan.

The taste of first snow is always special. A group waiting for snowfall on the Pangarchulla trek. Photo by Jothiranjan

Snow fights are big delights during winter. This one was captured on the Brahmatal trek. Photo by Vishwajeet Chavan.

A moment captured on the snow-covered landscape of Dayara Bugyal. The photo was taken in the Big Snow Season (Jan-Feb) by Debashish Ghosh.

Now that you have a good idea of what we're looking for, run through your archives and share your Top 5 Photographs that depict this month’s theme Happy Moments on Trek.

We have special prizes for our top 3 photographs :

  • The winner gets a 50-litre Rucksack by Adventure Worx.
  • The Runner up gets this wonderful water purifying bottle by Paany.
  • Trekkers Choice Award gets a surprise Goodie Bag from Indiahikes. The photo that wins the highest votes out of our Top 10 nominations will be the Trekkers choice award

Contest rules & How to Enter :

1. You can submit a maximum of 5 photos (Both Landscape and Vertical/Mobile photos accepted)

2. The size of each photograph should not exceed 10 MB

3. Please name your photos in the following format

“Trek name – Your name – Caption”

For eg. “Buran Ghati - Aditya Ramesh - A view of the Litham Campsite"

Regarding copyright: Copyright for all images submitted as a participant remains with the respective photographers. However, each photographer grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Indiahikes to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition (with due credit).

The last date for entries is on December 29th, 2022 at 11.59 pm.

We will announce the nominations on our website on December 30th, 2022, and the winners on January 2nd, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: If the above conditions are not met, we will not be considering your photos for the contest.

Click here to enter your top 5 photos

Looking forward to seeing your best photographs. Good luck!

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.