Chermanna Achappa – Roopkund
The photo captures the drama and life of high altitude trekking splendidly. The desolate landscape battered by the snow storm is magnified by the trekker struggling with his clothes. It is a wonderful composition taken in difficult conditions.
1st Runner Up
Sreejith N – Goechala
For the early morning capture of the Kanchenjunga ranges. Many trekkers try to capture this moment, but getting the golden colours right, yet keeping details of the foreground intact requires special skills. Seen on a big screen, it makes anyone seeing the photo want to be there.
2nd Runner Up
Kunal Roy – Roopkund
The Bhagwabasa camp above many feet of snow, with its colourful ensemble of tents, yet deserted, captures the mood of the setting very well. It requires a special composition to get this moment caught on camera. Kunal deserves a pat for showing a unique perspective of Bhagwabasa rarely captured on camera.
- RK Sharma – Rupin Pass
- Vijesh Mohan – Roopkund
1. Arun Raj – Goecha La
2. Arun Raj – Goecha La
3. Sreejith N – Goecha La
4. Sreejith N – Goecha La
5. Anna Jos – Roopkund
6. Anna Jos – Roopkund
7. Kunal Roy – Roopkund
8. Vijesh Mohan – Roopkund
9. Chermanna Achappa – Roopkund
10. R K Sharma – Rupin Pass
The winners get the following awards from Indiahikes
- The winner of the photo contest gets a Rs 5,000 trek voucher from Indiahikes.
- The second winner gets Rs 3,000 trek voucher from Indiahikes.
- The third winner gets Rs 2,000 trek voucher from Indiahikes.