Stargazing Treks At Indiahikes

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Stargazing Treks At Indiahikes

Category Thursday Trek Talk

By Swathi Chatrapathy


We are introducing stargazing treks at Indiahikes — a special trek where you spend every night stargazing with an expert, diving deep into the mysteries of the night sky.

The Milky Way cutting across the sky. Picture by Pratik Mankawde.

What can you expect from our stargazing trek? 

We will have focused sessions on these topics

  • Observe and learn about different galaxies - Our own Milky Way and our nearest neighbour, the Andromeda Galaxy
  • Mark the common constellations of the Northern Hemisphere including Orion, Cassiopeia, Big Dipper, Little Dipper. Learn the history and mythology behind these constellations. 
  • Catch the α-Monocerotid meteor shower (This story will tell you why a meteor shower is an extremely special experience) 
  • Recognise and learn about the brightest stars of the night sky including the Summer triangle
  • Observe the visible planets - Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and Mercury (early morning sky)
  • Natural and artificial satellites - Observe the moons of Jupiter and Saturn in the telescope

The experience will be facilitated by our Senior Trek Leader who specialises in stargazing.

A shot of the night sky taken during a meteor shower by Shagun Bathija.

Whom is this trek meant for?  

Whether you are an amateur looking to learn about stargazing or an expert astrophile looking to observe some of the greatest celestial shows, this trek is for you. 

Joining this trek means getting to spend 6 days together with like-minded people who enjoy stargazing as much as you do. 

How to register for the stargazing trek? 

We have opened the stargazing groups on two treks: Brahmatal and Phulara Ridge.


18-23 April
12-17 Oct
11-16 Nov

To read more and register, click here.

Phulara Ridge

18-23 May
16-21 June
12-17 Sep

To read more and register, click here.

I must conclude by saying that this could be one of the best trek experiences of your life. You not only get to experience a full-fledged Himalayan trek with the complete Indiahikes experience, but you also get to learn and experience stargazing with an expert. 

If you have any questions, call us and we'll help you.

Banner Image by Sachin Srivastava

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor

About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.

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