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Kedarkantha winter 2011

After much consideration and many rounds of discussions between the judges we have finally arrived at the top three photographs of the Kedarkantha trek photo contest.

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How to make your photographs unique

Most people who have been on a trek or two are quickly bitten by the shutterbug. And rightly so! But what’s the point of having the same shots as everyone else? Neelima Vallangi tells you how to make your pictures unique, and also hands out tips to improve your photography skills.

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How to prepare for a winter trek in snow

There are lot of questions that come to mind about trekking in the Himalayas in winter. What kind of shoes to wear? How many layers should I wear? What accessories do I need? Arjun Majumdar answers your questions here.

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Why you Need to go on a Trek Date before Getting Married

Arjun Majumdar talks about how a trek helps in making a better choice of a life partner.

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How trekkers help grow micro enterprises in the Himalayas

With increase in the number of trekkers, mountain folk are able to improve their livelihoods through micro-enterprises such as dhabas and homestays. With a little bit of monetary help from bigger organisations and soft-skill training from volunteers, these micro-enterprises have been doing wonders!

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Deoriatal Winter Trek

“Sari Village” to “Deoriatal or Devariatal” is a pleasant short weekend trek which lately has become very popular with trekkers looking for the most bang out of a trek done in a slight longer weekend.

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The Greatest Alpine Lakes Exploration

Sandhya UC recollects the discussions the Indiahikes team had before deciding to explore the alpine lakes of Kashmir. Read about them here.

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Roopkund vs Rupin Pass debate

It’s difficult to choose out of our two signature treks – Rupin Pass and Roopkund. But given a choice of only one trek what would we choose? Arjun Majumdar picks one of the two with great difficulty. Read all about it here.

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12 Surprising Twists On The Rupin Pass Trek

Every day of the Rupin Pass trek has something in store, something that will catch you off-guard. Arjun Majumdar makes a checklist of all the things you need to watch out for on the trek.

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Why Hampta Pass is a superb trek in mid June

If you notice closely, our Hampta Pass trek always starts in mid-June. We have often been asked why we don’t begin earlier. But it so happens that mid-June is the best time to trek Hampta Pass. Arjun Majumdar tells you why.

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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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