Latest Updates: Unexpected snow at Goechala

The first batch for Goechala trek this season started on 2nd October. October and November are months in which trekkers flock at Goechala for crystal clear views of Mount Kanchenjunga. But this time they were in for a surprise! When we say that the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable this is what we mean!

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Goechala trekkers in snow

From the slopes of Himachal to the slopes of Uttarakhand

Rupin Pass

Our Rupin pass trek has been running smoothly for this season. The best part is that we haven’t experienced rains this week. Do note that it is cold (negative temperatures at night) and windy at  higher campsites. So if you are going this month, don’t forget to get at least 4 warm layers!

Here is what our trekker who went to Rupin Pass this September has to say about his trek!

Absolutely beautiful! The changes in the terrain and weather was something very new. Our trek leader, Jude was one hell of a patient, amazing, approachable guy, his skills in handling tough participants was really commendable. Jude’s cool approach to any situation really stands out. Our guide, Yashpal too was very knowledgeable about the weather patterns, the routes, handling crowd, helping the participants around tricky trails. Food was very delicious, on-time. A big shout out to all the helping staff, kitchen staff, porters for making the trek a huge success. Overall the trek was awesome!“-Pramod BR

Buran Ghati

The weather on the Buran Ghati trek has been pleasant. There is no snow on the trail. But it is growing colder with each day. Rains are scanty but do remember to carry your ponchos on the trek.

We recently shifted the base camp from Janglik to Diude. Trekkers stay in lodges at the base camp. This is a welcome change. The new base camp gives trekkers better access to electricity.

All trekkers of the 24th September batch crossed the pass successfully.

Deoriatal

This week on the Deoriatal trek, trekkers were welcomed by heavy rains. They just pulled out their ponchos and climbed the Chandrashila peak anyway! Here is a lovely picture from the trek.

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Rohini Bugyal campsite PC: Ashur

Roopkund

The weather on the Roopkund trek is excellent! There is no snow on the trek, not even at the Bhagwabhasa camp site. The rains have washed away all the dust and the sky is clear. This is the best time to get amazing mountain views. Which mountains do you see on this trek? Click here to know.

 

Eastern Himalayas

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Ri

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. Our trekkers are constantly in touch with us on Whatsapp. As of now they are at Phortse Thanga.

It is only after Chola pass that mobile networks fail to work. Towards the end of the trek, you get Wi-Fi at every tea house except at Dzongla!

Where can I see snow and when?

We often get calls asking about treks that will have snow. Here is the thing. December to February are winter months in India. Treks like Roopkund, Rupin Pass and Goechala have snow in April-June. If you are looking for LOTS of snow, then going on the Kedarkantha or Deoriatal treks in December would be the ideal choice. You can take a look at the best Himalayan winter treks.

Due to popular demand, we have opened new batches to Kedarkantha in the first week of December! Check the out!

Green trails

As a part of our Green Trails initiative, we have completely stopped packaged food on the Sandakphu trek. Our new vegetarian menu comprises of freshly cooked meals packed in lunch boxes.

This is a huge step on a popular Himalayan trail that has been riddled with plastic waste until now. We are trying to bring in more Green practices on our treks. If you have any suggestions please write to lakshmi@indiahikes.com.

This week we had a special activity at the base camp of Roopkund trek. A clean-up drive at Lohajung where 140 students came to clean up their village and the surrounding regions. They collected 44 garbage sacks within one hour! That’s a lot but we still have a long way to go!

Last week, Lakshmi our Green trails coordinator took time out to explain the concept of Green trails on camera. Take a look at it here!

Do it yourself trek

The Jiwa Nala trek in Parvati valley which goes through The Great Himalayan National Park was documented by trekker Parth Joshi this week. Click on the image below to read more!

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Jiwa Nala -Parvati Valley Trek

Kumaraparvatha trek for the long weekend

What are you doing this weekend? Our Ground Coordinator Vishnu went on the Kumaraparvatha trek for the eleventh time last weekend. He says it’s extremely beautiful at this time of the year.

Maybe you could try going there this weekend! Click on the image below for more details.

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Shot at Kumaraparvatha last week
Seersha

Seersha

Having studied business management, Seersha worked as a financial analyst for a year. But having been brought up close to nature, she took to the outdoors and turned towards travel writing.

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