Positive Trend: More trekkers embrace DIY-style of trekking

Positive Trend: More trekkers embrace DIY-style of trekking

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By Latika Payak


The number of trekkers wanting to trek DIY-style has significantly increased. This is a heartening shift to witness. It shows that awareness about DIY treks is growing.

“Most trekkers learn about the DIY-style on our treks, where they get a chance to cook on their own, pitch tents, and even navigate during the DIY-day of the trek. Learning these skills on a trek gives them the confidence to venture out on a trek on their own,” Suhas says.

We've also made the process less-daunting for trekkers who are unsure about trekking entirely on their own.

“You needn’t do the DIY trek all on your own. You can now opt for a local guide to come along. I feel this option is giving more trekkers the confidence to trek DIY-style,” Suhas adds.

Most DIY trekkers are choosing popular trails--Kuari Pass, Kedarkantha, Gaumukh-Tapovan, and Phulara Ridge--which have a strong Indiahikes presence on them.

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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.