Slope Manager Ravi Ranjan bumps into Indiahikes trekkers at the Kilima...

Slope Manager Ravi Ranjan bumps into Indiahikes trekkers at the Kilimanjaro International Airport!

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By Latika Payak


This was an incredible surprise! Soon after landing at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Slope Manager Ravi Ranjan bumped into a group of Indiahikes trekkers who were traveling to Africa from India.

“All of them are Indiahikers who have trekked with us to Tarsar Marsar and Gaumukh Tapovan!” Ravi exclaimed, grinning ear to ear.

Meeting Indiahikes trekkers out of the blue is always a happy surprise. Indiahikes trekkers and team members—with their backpacks and High Altitude Trek Team t-shirts—are easy to recognise. Indiahikers usually stand out in the crowd at airports.

This group recognised Ravi in the Indiahikes t-shirt. And they called out to him, taking him utterly by surprise at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

This happens a lot at our domestic airports, especially in Bengaluru and Delhi. But meeting trekkers at international airports just takes the thrill to a whole new level!

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.