Forest fires in Uttarakhand have not affected our treks. All trekkers safe.

Forest fires in Uttarakhand have not affected our treks. All trekkers safe.

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By Swathi Chatrapathy



Here’s a quick update for worried family members and friends of our trekkers.

The forest fires in Uttarakhand have not affected our treks and all trekkers are safe. Our treks to Kedarkantha, Har Ki Dun, Chandrashila, Pangarchulla have been running smoothly without any issues. The only impact the fires have had is that the views from the summits are a bit hazy.

We are in touch with the base camps of all our treks. We receive news from them on a daily basis. As of today, 80 per cent of the fire is under control. The weather is cloudy and a good rain will wash off the smog.

All our batches will be running as per the schedule.

There is absolutely no need to worry. Trekkers are safe.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy 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.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's 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 bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.