November 2015 Photo Contest - Results

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November 2015 Photo Contest - Results

Category Photo Contest

By Latika Payak


At the tail end of 2015 we sat down to pick the most deserving photographs from the November treks. Little did we know that we’re in for a Google-drive full of dilemmas. Seriously, it was a task to pick 3 winners from the innumerable entries we had received. But finally here they are! 

Here are the Top Three Winners! Congratulations! 


Ashish Bhatt – Goechala

A lot of photographers try to take a picture of sunrise on the Kanchenjunga. Most don’t do justice to the sense of wonderment that prevails in such a setting. Ashish’s photograph is a rare piece of work that brings out the colours, mood and the drama of the setting. The composition is excellent. Ashish is the first prize winner of this contest.


Aritra Chatterjee – Goechala

The Goechala trek seems to be the flavour of the month! Aritra’s capture of the trail between Tshoka and Phedang is an absolute delight. Aritra manages to compose a photograph that tells a story of an enchanted forest trail — a trail that leads to the unknown. Aritra gets the second prize for this composition.


Abhishek Vaddadi – Goechala

Abhishek Vaddadi wins the third prize for his capture of the blue warbler. These birds on the Goechala trail are always in sharp movement, rarely staying still. Abhishek not only captures one of them, but in perfect pose and lighting. Abhishek gets the third prize for his effort.



Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

2. Abhishek Vaddadi: Goechala

3. Abhijit Sarkar: Goechala

4. Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

5. Mariam Ahmed: Har Ki Dun

6. Ashish Bhatt: Goechala

7. Mariam Ahmed: Har Ki Dun

8. Aritra Chatterjee: Goechala

9. Shreyas Swadi: Goechala

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