Trekkers treated to a clear view of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Trekkers treated to a clear view of the Andromeda Galaxy

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By Latika Payak

2023-10-25

Oct 25, 12.00 p.m.: Trekkers are witnessing a stunningly clear night sky on treks these days. These clear skies are characteristic of autumn treks in the Himalayas.

"The Boslo campsite on the Har Ki Dun trek is a great place for stargazing. We could easily spot the Andromeda Galaxy and the Pleiades Cluster of stars near Jupiter throughout the night," shares Trek Leader Gagandeep after returning from the Har Ki Dun trek.

"Pushtara campsite on the Phulara Ridge trek is ideal for stargazing but if you don't camp there then Bhoj Gadi also provides open vistas for fantastic stargazing experience. Last time we spotted the trail of Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites near the horizon after dinner from Bhojgadi," shares Trek Leader Harsh Patel. Tilandi on Brahmatal is also a great spot for stargazing.

Trekkers gearing up for a trek right now can note that a partial lunar eclipse is coming up on Oct 29th. You'll see a shadow of earth falling on the moon between 1.19 a.m. to 2.24 a.m. on Oct 29th. This will be visible from all our treks.

For stargazing enthusiasts we also have special treks coming up.

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Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

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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.

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