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Green Trails

How does Indiahikes tackle dry waste in mountains

Seeing litter on mountain trails is challenging as most of us imagine we are going to be trekking in pristine surroundings with no trace of human interference – an escape from the polluted cities. But it’s not so. Read about how Indiahikes sensitises its trekkers to enforce a clean-up routine in the mountains.

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Milam and the Upper Johar Valley : Photo Story

Despite the ravages of the 2013 floods, this trek is a fascinating and compelling journey into a remote valley full of stories of flourishing Indo-Tibetan trade that ended ‘cold’ after the 1962 conflict between China and India. Abandoned ghost villages, fabulous terrain, views of the great Nanda Devi and the Milam glacier beckon the trekker into a journey through landscapes and time.

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Green Trails

Clean up drive organised by Yuksom panchayat and Indiahikes

On November 19, 2014 Indiahikes will join hands with local village panchayat in Yuksom, Sikkim to organize a ‘clean up drive’ programme. The entire stretch from Yuksom Colony to Sachen Camp will be cleaned of all litter and waste that has been thrown around by ‘Pollutocrats’.

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Announcements

What is happening in Ladakh is not okay

Indiahikes has been forced to call off its Chadar trek for the year of 2014. We are up against a strong cartel with heavy political backing and blinded by very shallow self interest. The cartel, known as ALTOA (A collection of tour operators), has declared a boycott against Indiahikes. Local people – the taxi operators, porters, hotels have joined them in the boycott.

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Announcements

Chadar trek called off

On the evening of November 13, 2014 Indiahikes called off Chadar trek. 300 trekkers who had registered for the trek were notified this via email. “I have received close to 60 calls since morning,” said Lopamudra Mandal, from IH Support Team.

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Trekking tips

How to avoid knee pain while trekking

Many trekkers are susceptible to something called Hiker’s Knee, which is pain in the knee from trekking. It’s easy to avoid this problem by just following a few steps, like stretching before and after trekking, stepping forward the correct way, etc. Here are a few tips from experts. Read More

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Trekking tips

Why We Ask Trekkers To Bring Their Own Cutlery

Many trekkers ask us why we tell them to bring their own cutlery. So we write down why carrying your own cutlery is a great trekking practice.

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Dayara Bughyal: Butter Holi Festival

Imagine playing Holi with milk, butter and chaach (butter milk) at an altitude of 10,000 feet on a Himalayan trek! As bizarre as it may sound, the villagers of Raithal near Uttarkashi do exactly that during the festival of Anduri.

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Mountain Views On The Nag Tibba Trek

Usually on a high altitude trek, you need to climb for at least 3-4 days to get good mountain views. But the Nag Tibba offers these stunning views just with one day of trekking! Take a look!

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Product Reviews

Quechua 1 Litre Hiking Water Bottle

We tested the Quechua 1L Hiking Water Bottle on our trek and found that despite its light-weight, it’s exceptionally sturdy. Considering it’s price, it’s a good item to have in your backpack.

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Trekker's Blogs

Roopkund: A first-hand account

Not everybody gets to play cricket with the Indian army at 13,000 feet. But trekker Shantnu Mathuria did that and a lot more on his Roopkund trek. In his words, this is how he felt upon reaching Roopkund, “The sweet taste of victory made every inch of pain and every feeling of anger melt away.” Read on to trek along with him and back.

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Trekker's Blogs

A tribute to the support staff of the KGL trek

Two of Indiahikes’ trekkers, Venkatachandrika Radhakrishnan and Raghunandan Hegde, spoke to the support staff members on the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. With great admiration of their strength and determination, the trekkers struck a conversation with them over a hot bowl of soup.

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