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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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Trekker's Blogs

Avoiding trivial mistakes at Goecha La

Tejaswi, who trekked Goecha La as her first high-altitude trek, learnt a bunch of lessons as she trudged to the pass. Here, she tells you about how a small mistake such as not packing a torch in your bag can hamper your entire trek experience.

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Why age is not a barrier for trekking in the mountains

If your mind is prepared, everything goes right. Wise words anyone can utter. But when it is delivered by an eighty three year old gentleman who scaled Rupin Pass last year, then the words take on a new meaning. “Age is never the problem, mind is,” says Lele Gopal Vasudev who achieved this remarkable feat without letting his age be an obstacle.

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Trekker's Blogs

Kashmir Great Lakes – Nature at its unpredictable best

Just days before floods struck Kashmir in 2014, Raghunandan Hegde and his friends were part of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek. He recollects his adventurous experience which was uncalled for. His group was stranded at a camp site with unstoppable torrential downpour for three whole days!

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Expert Opinion

How to avoid bear attacks on Himalayan treks

When you’re in the wild, it isn’t uncommon to come across wild animals, especially animals like Himalayan bears. Here are a few tips to avoid bear attacks or how to deal with a bear when you come across one.

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Trekking tips

How to cross ice-cold streams – Hampta Pass

The water is icy cold in the stream, the water levels coming up to your mid-calf and knee. There are no make shift bridges or boulders to cross the river and the stones inside the water are slippery. Your feet are going to go numb with cold. But there is no escaping out.

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Product Reviews

Deuter Streamer 2.0 L Hydration Bladder

We review Deuter’s Streamer 2.0 L Hydration Bladder after testing it on a week-long Himalayas trek. It is compact, hygienic, odour-free and easily fits into most hydration backpacks.

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Expert Opinion

Roopkund trek: Where will a detour take you

Taking a different trail is always an exciting prospect. An alternative trail from Didina campsite to Ali Bughyal can be attempted by the adventurous lots. The trail passes by the dense oak forest of Tolpani village and the meadows of Tolkaan. The trail to Tolpani is to the left of the Didna camp site. The trail to Tolpani is a steady climb through some of the densest oak you’ll see and a never ending brown carpet of leaves.

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Trekking tips

How To Stay Hydrated On Treks

Keeping oneself hydrated during a trek is the perhaps the first thing on a trekker’s To-Do list. But it doesn’t end with just sipping on a water bottle. There are a few other things to keep in mind too.

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Indiahikes in media

Times of India Reports On Case Against ALTOA, Police Action Awaited

Times of India carried a report about ALTOA disrupting Indiahikes’ treks. The article appeared on September 17, 2014. Here is the article along with a few updates on the situation.

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