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Fighting AMS with a Strong Will and Focus

Imran Bhaidani trained for a whole year before attempting to trek to Stok Kangri in Leh. But he had to face hurdle after hurdle. What could it be, if not fitness? Read this interview with him, where he tells us what it was like to be faced with problems despite his determination and discipline.

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Product Reviews

Forclaz 40 Air 2013 Backpack

Here is a review of the Forclaz 40 Air 2013 Backpack. It’s apt for weekend treks and 3-4 day treks.

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Trekker's Blogs

Stuck in Kashmir valley, trekker talks of his struggles

The very idea of Kashmir floods sends shivers down our spines. Think, then, what Sridhar and his friends went through, when they experienced it first hand. After an attempt to do the Kashmir Great Lakes trek just hours before the floods of 2014, they had to go through a menacing water-logged ordeal simply to get to the airport. Read about it here.

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Announcements

Court orders action against ALTOA for disrupting Indiahikes treks

After trying to malign reputation of IH during the last season of Chadar, All Ladakh Tour Operators Association (ALTOA) disrupted the Stok Kangri treks again this year in Ladakh. In response to this nuisance the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Leh-Ladakh issued an order against ALTOA.

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Trek Highlights

Hampta Pass trek: How you get smitten by flowers

One of the most beautiful things about Hampta Pass Trek is its own valley of flowers. Funneled between two campsites is a small yet scenic meadow of Jwara. Check this post to see the flowers from this trek.

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Blogs about Rupin Pass

The hanging paradise : Tales from Rupin Pass Trek

Most trekkers are seen having a great time interacting with local people and absorbing local culture. Jhaka village is one interesting village on route to Rupin Pass Trek which stands out and needs a special mention.

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Trekking tips

Stok Kangri: Why it is important to adopt the right mind-set during treks

One of the most important qualities to have while trekking is a positive mind-set. Deepak Das, who went to Stok Kangri in July 2014, elucidates on this, by recollecting his experience during this sought-after trek in Nepal. He was titled the Most Valuable Trekker of his batch.

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Green Trails

Why it is difficult to be a Green Getter during treks

Here are few of our Green Getters. They tell you what’s going on in their mind when they’re bustling about the trail, picking up every bit of scrap they see.

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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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