Indiahikes is now registered as a Trained Activity Provider with IAYP

Indiahikes is now registered as a Trained Activity Provider with IAYP


By Latika Payak


We're delighted to announce that in mid-January 2023 Indiahikes was officially registered as a Trained Activity Provider with the International Award for Young People (IAYP). IAYP delivers the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in India to offer our schools new ways to broaden their curriculum.

IAYP operates in more than 130 countries and territories. In India, there are only 12 registered TAP centres under IAYP. Indiahikes is one of them.

This means there is a sharp focus on cultivating a spirit of adventure and understanding the environment on a trek. It provides opportunities for young people to overcome fears and challenges and learn through experiences. The philosophy of IAYP is based on experiential learning (shown below): 

In a focussed experiential learning program, our aim is to motivate young people aged between 14 and 25 years to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood.

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.