Seniors are trekking again, and that's wonderful!

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Seniors are trekking again, and that's wonderful!

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By Latika Payak


In a remarkable display of resilience and determination, a group of nine seniors successfully completed the Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand yesterday. This was the first seniors group post monsoon.

On the summit day, the weather was ominously overcast. It was the most challenging day for the group. But through the cold temperatures and windy weather, all the seniors successfully made it to the summit.

“During the summit briefing, I saw their hunger to reach the Dayara Top. They faced challenges but didn’t give up. They took every step with a positive mindset and helped each other,” observes Trek Leader Deepak Danu, who led the team.

The majority of trekkers in this group were over the age of 60. The oldest trekker one being 72 years old.

“Successfully completing a high altitude trek at this age boosted their confidence. Shortly after the trek, most seniors started planning for their next adventure,” shares Deepak.

The trek also deeply touched the trek leader. “It made me emotional. It showed me how age is just a number. Someday I wish to get my mother to trek at high altitude too,” he adds.

We have more groups scheduled for seniors in the coming days.

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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.