Instagram #IHTimelapse Contest – Results out!

This holiday season, we hosted a contest on Instagram to find the best time-lapses. We got spectacular entries that captured treks in their entirety. It was hard to zero down to just one winner, but here it is! We have also included some special mentions below.

The entries were judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the video and other technical aspects such as exposure, contrast and light.
  2. Composition of the scenes.
  3. The backstory in the caption.
  4. The story of the time-lapse.


We liked Ashish’s #IHTimelapse entry because it has been very thoughtfully put together. It showcases several sections of the Roopkund trek. Watch out for the shots of snowscape towards Junargali and of the sunset! Congratulations Ashish Chopra! You have won yourself a Mountain Lover’s Gold Calendar of 2017! We hope it inspires you to go on many more treks!


1st Runner up

This entry by Rahul Dutta from Sandakphu has left us mesmerised. Watch it until the end to know what magic we’re talking about.

There's a famous saying 'Morning shows the day'. The way our journey for Maneybhanjan started made us have serious back up plans given that weather updates which were coming in was not at all pleasant. We started our trek from Maneybhanjan with drizzles which just went on to cats and dogs by the time we have reached Sandakphu.The day we were supposed to trek the longest around 21 kms from Sandakphu to Phalut our guide suggested we should either wait or start going down towards Gurdum. We were so frustrated by then we just wanted the trek to finish ASAP. After countless approaches to the local Land Rover drivers which is the only mode of transportation there one of the guys was ready to take us till Sabarkum which 14 kms from Sandakphu.All I can recall about that car ride is the no of bruises on my head


2nd Runner Up

We just had to feature this timelapse shot by Jivesh Marfatia here. We think it looks like mountains tumbling about in a washing machine. It let’s your imagination run wild!

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