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How To Choose The Right Backpack For A Trek

Choosing a good trekking backpack is vital because it is going to be your companion throughout your trek. Here are some tips to choose the perfect backpack.

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Expert Opinion

Careful of that Sting : Lessons from Roopkund trail

The first day of trek from Lohajung to Didna has its share of precarious stingers. Trekkers who have done Roopkund trek will recall having encountered being stung by a plant known as Stinging Nettle. Also known as “Bichu Booti”, it is found in abundance on the Roopkund Trail.

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Announcements

KGL batches of September 12, 13 and 14, 2014, cancelled due to heavy rains

Due to heavy rains, floods and consequent communication and physical connectivity breakdowns, the Kashmir Great Lakes batches of September 12, 13 and 14, 2014 have been cancelled.

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Product Reviews

Quechua Forclaz 500 Trek Pole

Why should you opt for Quechua Forclaz 500 trek pole? Apart from the fact that it is light (230 grams), compact and highly adjustable, it has many more plus points.

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Hiking Club

How trekking changes lives of children

Latika Payak writes about how trekking has touched and changed the lives of children

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Green Trails

How a woman entrepreneur is changing the environment

Human waste management is perhaps the biggest issue when it comes to Green Trails. But this woman’s social enterprise is changing everything, with bio-degradable disposal bags.

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Trek Experience

How a Room Heater Jeaopardised the Chadar trek

Ending one’s trek might not always happen under dramatic circumstances. Even trivial things such as a snowball fight can sometimes put your trek at risk. That is what happened to Grishma, when she did the Chadar trek in February 2014.

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How To Choose The Right Trekking Shoes

Your shoes play a huge role during your trek. A good pair of shoes can feel like an extension of your feet and a bad pair can feel like thorns on your feet. So, how do you choose the perfect shoes? Vaibhav Chauhan gives you a few tips.

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Blogs about Rupin Pass

Rupin Pass Trek – 30th Bday Celebration Trip

Rupin Pass trek covers the path along the Rupin river starting from where it cruises through the villages to where it originates. The highlight of the trek is the changing picturesque landscapes every day.

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Announcements

J & K Tourism Festival: Vishnusar Kishansar Trek

As a part of the J&K Tourism festival, Indiahikes and J&K Tourism are organising a 5 day trek to the twin lakes of Vishnusar and Kishansar.

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Trekking tips

Why Trekking During Your Periods Is NOT A Bad Idea

Your trekking dates are coinciding with your periods. Does that make you uncomfortable? Read on to find out why ‘those five days’ needn’t spoil your trek.

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Get Inspired

Between roofs – A poem

Aditya Kandala, who completed the Kedarkantha Trek with Indiahikes, writes a lovely poem about his experience in the mountains. Always having thought he was a beach-lover rather than a mountain-lover, his thoughts seem to have changed after the trek.

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