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Why the Stok Kangri trek in Ladakh is meant for the experienced trekker

There is a certain glamour about Stok Kangri trek. At over 20,000 feet, it is the highest trekkable summit that touches an altitude mountaineers often do. However, despite what many tour operators say, this trek is not suitable for beginners. Arjun Majumdar explains why.

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3 reasons to do the Kugti Pass Trek

There are very few trails in our country that climb up to 16,600 feet as the Kugti Pass trek does. The Kugti Pass trek is a challenging trail – with its long pass day, high altitude and walks over snow, moraine, glacier and bottomless landslides – and it delights you in every way.

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Blogs about Rupin Pass

The toughest part of a trek

What is the toughest part of a trek? “It’s not the trek itself. The toughest part is convincing your parents, wife, son, friends, relatives, etc. that you need to go,” writes Prashanth humorously.

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Blogs about Kashmir

An unexpected journey – Chadar trek

“The sound of ice cracking, like the shattering sound of glass, you look down praying it’s not the ice under your feet. You make your grip on the trekking pole stronger, look for people around you to see who can come to your rescue; this is all a part of the challenge in this trek.” Aashish writes a thrilling day-to-day account of his trek to Chadar.

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Expert Opinion

Why Goechala in Sikkim is the most romantic trek

Arjun Majumdar writes about the Goecha La trek. He says it’s the most romantic trek in India and explains why.

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Why carrying a trekking backpack is not difficult

Many trekkers feel that carrying a backpack is difficult. Often trekkers ask me if they can hire a porter to carry their backpack. While on most treks you can, the fact of the matter is that carrying a backpack is not as difficult as it is made to be.

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Expert Opinion

How Diamox deals with Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Arjun Majumdar writes on how the use of Acetazolamide (Diamox) to assist acclimatization and prevent high altitude sickness.

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Get Inspired

“Masartal lake on Mayali Pass trek sends a chill down your spine”

An interview with Srinivas Sudhindra, a senior software engineer, was conducted and condensed by Sandeep Janardan for Indiahikes. Srinivas did the trek in early September 2006 with two others. Their team consisted of a guide, a cook and three porters along with the three trekkers. And here’s what they found.

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