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Indiahikes January 2023 Photo Contest - Forest on Treks - Open to all

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Indiahikes January 2023 Photo Contest - Forest on Treks - Open to all

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Category Photo Contest Trekker Space

By Latika Payak

2023-01-02

It's a brand new year, and we want to start by celebrating the picturesque forest on treks.

Theme: Forest on Treks

The heady scent of pine, oak, and rhododendrons. Dried leaves crackling under your feet. These form the first, indelible memory of the trek. Simply because you always begin your Himalayan trek by stepping into a forest. And, these forest sections set the mood.

They prepare you for the cathartic experience of stepping into an expansive meadow with majestic mountains popping at the horizon. It’s the forests — how they begin and how they end – that determine the mood of the trek.

For January 2023, we want you to share picture-perfect photographs of forests that you have come across on treks.

Like always, the contest is open to all. You're welcome to participate no matter which part of the country you are in (even overseas). To participate, you share pictures from your Indiahikes treks or treks you have done on your own.

Note: It’s still a photo contest, so the photo needs to be technically sound and well-framed.

Click here to enter your top 5 photographs

Here are the kind of photos we are looking for:

Before sending in your photos, take a look at these:

In the middle of the Oak forest on the Kuari Pass trek. Photo by Jothiranjan.

Lush green forest on the Dayara Bugyal trek. Photo by Anubhav Bhatt.

Dayara forest trail. Photo by Avishek Dasgupta

"Keyword"
"chadar trek"
"winter treks for beginners"
"brahmatal trek"
"snow trekking packages"
"treks in december indiahikes"
"winter treks in uttarakhand"
"trek the himalayas"
"Keyword"
"chadar trek"
"kedarkantha trek"
"brahmatal trek"
"winter treks for beginners"
"snow trekking packages"
"easy winter treks in india"
"Keyword"
"winter treks in india"
"winter treks in himachal"
"winter treks in uttarakhand"
"winter treks in maharashtra"
"winter treks for beginners"
"winter treks in kashmir"
"winter treks in sikkim"
"winter treks in leh ladakh"
"winter treks near mumbai"
"winter treks in ladakh"
"best winter treks in india"
"easy winter treks in india"
"best winter treks"
"difficult winter treks in india"
"best winter treks in uttarakhand"
"best winter treks in himachal pradesh"
"yhai winter treks"
"best winter treks in maharashtra"
"best winter treks in himalayas"
"top 10 winter treks in india"
"winter himalayan treks"
"winter treks indiahikes"
"Keyword"
"snow trekking packages"
"snow trek in india"
"best snow trek in india"
"snow trek for beginners"
"chadar trek"
"snow treks in march"
"brahmatal trek"
"Keyword"
"snow trekking packages"
"snow trek in india"
"best snow trek in india"
"kedarkantha trek"
"chadar trek"
"snow trek for beginners"
"Keyword"
"snow trek and travel"
"snow trek snow blower"
"snow trek and travel wodonga"
"snow trek in india"
"snow trek shoes"
"snow trek quotes"
"snow trek pants"
"snow trek and travel albury"
"snow trek in himachal"
"pelican snow trek 75"
"pelican snow trek 60 ice sled"
"shoes for snow trek"
"captions for snow trek"
"best snow trek in india"
"kedarnath snow trek"
"snow trekker tent"
"snow trekker tents canada"
"snowman trek"
"snow and trek"
"snowdonia trek"
"snow lake trek"
"snow peak trek 900"
"snow peak trek 700"
"snow leopard trek"
"snowline trek"
"snow peak trek 1400"
"Keyword"
"himalaya temperature in winter"
"coldest temperature in the himalayas"
"himalayas matter"
"himalayas climate change"
"himalaya weather in december"
"average temperature in himalayas"
"average rainfall in the himalayas"
"Keyword"
"himalaya temperature in winter"
"coldest temperature in the himalayas"
"himalayas matter"
"himalayas: climate change"
"himalaya weather in december"
"average temperature in himalayas"
"Keyword"
"snow in india"
"where is snow falling right now"
"snowfall in october in india"
"snowfall places in india in december"
"snowfall places in world"
"best snowfall places in india"
"snow places in india in september"
"snowfall in india today 2022"
"Keyword"
"snow in india"
"where is snow falling right now"
"snowfall in october in india"
"snowfall places in india in december"
"snowfall places in world"
"best snowfall places in india"
"Keyword"
"snow in winter plant"
"snow in winter park co"
"snow in winter park"
"snow in winter olympics 2022"
"snow in winter 2021"
"snow in winter uk"
"snow in winter tyres"
"snow in winter vancouver"
"snow in winter pictures"
"why does it snow in winter"
"states that snow in winter"
"does australia get snow in winter"
"fog in august snow in winter"
"states with no snow in winter"
"does australia snow in winter"
"is there snow in winter park colorado"
"countries that snow in winter"
"artificial snow in winter olympics"
"is the snow in winter olympics real"
"snowball bush in winter"
"snowball viburnum in winter"
"snowman in winter wonderland"
"snowmobiling in winter park"
"snowdon in winter"
"snowdonia in winter"
"snowman name in winter wonderland"
"snowboarding in winter olympics"
"snowman in winter"
"snow tubing in winter park"

Khorurai forest on Brahmatal trek. Photo by Abhishek M

Sunrays penetrating through the dense Tamenglong forest in Manipur. Photo by Dhaval Jajal

Now that you have a good idea of what we're looking for, run through your archives and share your Top 5 Photographs that depict this month’s theme Forests on Trek.

We have special prizes for our top 3 photographs :

  • The winner gets a 50-litre Rucksack by Adventure Worx.
  • The Runner up gets this wonderful water purifying bottle by Paany.
  • Trekkers Choice Award gets a surprise Goodie Bag from Indiahikes. The photo that wins the highest votes out of our Top 10 nominations will be the Trekkers choice award

Contest rules & How to Enter :

1. You can submit a maximum of 5 photos (Both Landscape and Vertical/Mobile photos accepted)

2. The size of each photograph should not exceed 10 MB

3. Please name your photos in the following format

“Trek name – Your name – Caption”

For eg. “Buran Ghati - Aditya Ramesh - A view of the Litham Campsite"

Regarding copyright: Copyright for all images submitted as a participant remains with the respective photographers. However, each photographer grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Indiahikes to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites, and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition (with due credit).

The last date for entries is on January 25th, 2023 at 11.59 pm.

We will announce the nominations on our website on January 27th, 2022, and the winners on January 31st, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: If the above conditions are not met, we will not be considering your photos for the contest.

Click here to enter your top 5 photos

Looking forward to seeing your best photographs. Good luck!

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer who started trekking after joining Indiahikes. She has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.
Before joining Indiahikes in 2014, she was a lifestyle journalist with print and online media.
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. If you have an interesting story from your trek, share it with her on latika@indiahikes.com.