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7 Essential Items I Always Carry In My Camera Bag During A Trek

Packing a camera bag for a long trek can be difficult. Should you carry less weight and leave behind crucial equipment or should you pack them in anyway? Neelima Vallangi, a travel photographer and writer, jots down a list of all the things her camera bag must have.

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Trekking tips

How to shoot panoramas

It’s no problem if you don’t have a panorama mode on your camera. Neelima Vallangi, a travel photographer, teaches you how exactly to do a panorama, by stitching two or more pictures together. In fact, this is more effective and detailed than the ready-made panoramic photographs.

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Expert Opinion

How to choose a trek for the summer

It’s never easy to choose a trek out of so many beautiful mountain ranges in India. So, Arjun Majumdar puts down a handy ready reckoner to help you choose a trek for the summer, based on presence of snow, scenery, altitude, level of difficulty and other aspects. It is not easy to pick, but the guide here will help.

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Expert Opinion

Markha Valley Interview

Markha Valley is perhaps the only trek in Ladakh that brings out the true colours of the desert landscape. It is no surprise then that the Markha Valley trek is also the most popular trek in Ladakh.

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Expert Opinion

Solo vs Sahib Style Trekking

Solo trekker Sathya Venkatachari puts down the pros and cons solo trekking and “sahib” style trekking. Which one would you choose?

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Photo contests

Chadar trek photo contest Jan 2012

After multiple rounds of judging, we have finally arrived at the winners of the Chadar trek photo contest. Here are the results.

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Photo contests

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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Expert Opinion

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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Expert Opinion

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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Expert Opinion

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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Get Inspired

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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