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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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Expert Opinion

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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Expert Opinion

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 Stok Kangri 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 in India. 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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Blogs about Rupin Pass

The toughest part of a trek

What is the toughest part of a trek? “It’s not the trek itself. The toughest part is convincing your parents, wife, son, friends, relatives, etc. that you need to go,” writes Prashanth humorously.

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Blogs about Kashmir

An unexpected journey – Chadar trek

“The sound of ice cracking, like the shattering sound of glass, you look down praying it’s not the ice under your feet. You make your grip on the trekking pole stronger, look for people around you to see who can come to your rescue; this is all a part of the challenge in this trek.” Aashish writes a thrilling day-to-day account of his trek to Chadar.

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Expert Opinion

Why Goechala In Sikkim Is The Most Romantic Trek

Arjun Majumdar writes about the Goecha La trek. He says it’s the most romantic trek in India and explains why.

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Trekking tips

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5 Tips To Make Carrying Your Trekking Backpack Easy

Many trekkers feel that carrying a backpack is difficult. Well, carrying a backpack is not as difficult as it is made to be. Here are some useful tips to carry yours.

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