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Photo contests

Hampta Pass – 2013 Photo Contest

The contest results are out ! The top three winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners.

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Photo contests

Kashmir Great Lakes – July, 2013 Photo Contest

The contest results are out ! The top five winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners.

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Trekking tips

What Do Our Trek Difficulty Ratings Mean?

All our treks are rated either easy, moderate or difficult or somewhere in between. These ratings are based on trekking standards, depending on length of the trek, terrain, water availability and more. Here’s how.

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Photo contests

Roopkund-Summer-2013 Photo Contest

The contest results are out ! The top five winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners. Post your comments below.   First Prize: Aritra Sil Beauty of Trishul from Bedni Bugyal   First prize goes to Aritra for his mesmerising capture “Beauty of Trishul from […]

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Green Trails

A personal account of the first Green Trails project

Izzat Ansari, who leads the Green Trails efforts at Indiahikes, writes a personal account of the first project on Roopkund. This team cleaned the trail, collaborated with local bodies, educated staff members and trekkers. See from Izzat’s point of view to know more.

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Green Trails

Green Trails Report – June 2013

As part of Indiahikes’ Green Trails campaign, a group of 18 trekkers volunteered to go to Roopkund and help clean up the trail. Here is a detailed report of what took place.

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Photo contests

Rupin-Summer-2013 Photo Contest

The contest results are out ! The top three winning photos are below. Our Judge Srinivasa Prasath shares with you why the pictures turned up winners. Post your comments below.

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Expert Opinion

Dehydration at high altitudes

Dehydration is one of the biggest reasons trekkers fail to complete their treks. But this can be avoided by simply recognising symptoms, staying hydrated and taking required steps. Read on to know how to deal with dehydration.

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Expert Opinion

Why Hampta Pass should be considered in Post Monsoon season

Many trekkers prefer to trek Hampta for it’s bumper accumulation of snow in a narrow funnel-like valley in the month of June. Here’s why you should take your chances doing the trek in the post monsoon months.

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Blogs about Kashmir

Kashmir Great Lakes – A walk through Paradise

Lush meadows, azure sky, limpid lakes, an autumnal aura encapsulated the whole landscape of lakes, mountains and passes. Here’s what’s great about the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.

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Blogs about Kashmir

Great Lakes – The first trek of my life

Dhanashree from July 2013 trek group writes ” Hi All! I am a first time blogger. I am not much of a writer but I have had one of the best experiences of my life which I want to share with you all. I have detailed it a bit, only because my aim is to take the reader through my journey and experience my experience of the 8 most awesome days of my life.”

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Blogs about Kashmir

Kashmir Calling: The great Alpine lakes fever

Kashmir has always been an enigma for me. In Kashmir there is as much hidden as revealed. It is said that the Valley has to be seen with the eyes of the soul. Those who venture here are startled by its striking similarities to Switzerland and its alpine landscapes are the finest one can find in the Himalayas.

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