Goecha La - Sept/Oct 2012 Photo Contest

Goecha La - Sept/Oct 2012 Photo Contest

Category Photo Contest

By Sandhya UC



The contest results are out !  The top three winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners. Post your comments below.


First Prize: The first prize goes to Shanker!

This photograph captures the beautiful early morning scene. The beautiful cloud formation above the peak and the soft early morning light gently falling on the slopes adds to the beauty of the scene. The photographer has rightly chosen to fill the frame with the mountain to fix the viewer’s attention directly on the subject.


Second Prize: The second prize goes to Arun!

Beautiful reflection and good composition! The lines from the top and bottom directs the viewers attention into the frame and explore the beauty of the scene presented through this photograph


Third Prize: The third prize goes to Suresh!

 Nice early morning panoramic view of mountains. Captures the essence of the environment as seen from Dzongri top.



Here are the shortlisted 5 best photos of the Goecha La trek. Trekkers were asked to submit their best photos from the trek for the contest.

The judges will now run through these photos and choose one among them as the winner. Before the judges choose, tell us which of these photos deserve the best photo award (use the comments box below).  

The photographs selected here are in random order. The numbers attributed to the photos are to identify the photographer and does not denote any ranking by Indiahikes. Use the number and the name of the person to make your comments.

Please click on the photo to view the enlarged image.



A note from Indiahikes:

The winners get the following awards from Indiahikes.

The winner of the photo contest gets a Rs 5,000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes.

Rs 2,500 Trek Voucher

Rs 1,000 Trek Voucher



1-Photographer: Arun

2-Photographer: Madhavi

3-Photographer: Shanker


4-Photographer: Shanker


Sandhya UC

Co-Founder & COO

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Sandhya is a founding partner at Indiahikes. Over the past ten years, she has explored and put on the map few of the greatest Himalayan treks in India, including Kashmir Great Lakes and Kedarkantha. She is a TedX Speaker and has been awarded the Women of Worth Award by Outlook Business in 2017.

She believes in sustainable living just as she believes in sustainable trekking.

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