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A firsthand account of the Roopkund Trek

Beginners love the Roopkund Trek. The easy ascents, alpine trails, lovely twin meadows – Ali and Bedni Bugyal – and the view from the Junargali peak make it a highly rewarding one. Hear all about it from Keerthy, who went to Roopkund in September Read More

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A candid interview with a solo trekker to Markha Valley

Vipin Yadav, an experienced trekker from Delhi, speaks about his first solo trek to Markha Valley. Contrary to the belief that solo trekking is popular only in the West, Vipin shows that one can easily trek solo in India too! If you plan to trek to Markha Valley, his answers to some vital questions may help you.

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Chadar: Trekkers to evacuate immediately

Sliding of loose soil 5.5 kms from Shaday Sumdo forces authorities to close the glamorous trek on frozen Zanskar river. So, trekkers are advised to get in touch with their operators before stepping out

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Video Story : Why one must camp at Rohini Bughyal

Rohini Bughyal offers compelling reasons to camp there. Hidden in the dense forest of Chopta Valley, it is one of the most peaceful spots. You can pamper your eyes, heart, mind and soul with a spectacular view of lofty peaks and forests. Indiahikes’ exploratory team found this campsite while trekking in the forest of Chopta, […]

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Photo of the week

Pick your favourite photo by liking, commenting, and sharing it on Facebook. Photo with the maximum engagement (likes, comments and shares) will be adjuded the winner. Watch this space for the results every Saturday.

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12 must-do treks in 2015!

We’ve picked out a list of 12 of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayas – the best for each month. Choose from trails that pass through frozen rivers and waterfalls; roll over lush green meadows, traverse through dense dark forests, or be blinded by an ocean of flowers. The Himalayas have it all.

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Colorful stories of Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra

Once in 12 years in the Greater Himalayas, thousands of people climb up 280 km up to 13,000 feet, as part of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra. The procession starts from Nauti, near Karanprayag and ends at Homkund passing by glacial tarns like Roopkund. Here are some interesting stories from mythology and present-day reality that are bound to Read More

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No ice on Mount Kilimanjaro by 2050?

Kilimanjaro boasts of 10,000 year old glaciers. But are they going to disappear by the middle of 21st century?

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Roopkund: A photo story of mountain moods

Arvind Kumar. N, a human resource manager from Chennai takes his photography as a hobby to new heights by conducting a basic photography workshop and sharing with us some astonishing photos he captured during his trek to Roopkund in May 2014. Read more

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Why shepherd dogs are terrific companions

Dogs play a big role in Himalayan treks, be it to pave the way, to warn you of predators or simply to boost your mood. Vaibhav Chauhan recounts his experience from a trek to Pin Parvati about how a shepherd dog saved the day!

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Hakuna Matata, we sing at Kilimanjaro

Watch the porters at Kilimanjaro sing and dance to the ‘Jumbo Bwana’. We look forward to our Kilimanjaro trek in August 2015. Join the party! Try singing along…. Lyrics Jambo, Jambo Bwana, (Hello, hello sir,) Habari gani, (How are you,) Mzuri sana. (very fine.) Wageni, mwakaribishwa, (Foreigners, you’re welcome,) Kilimanjaro, (to Kilimanjaro,) Hakuna Matata. (there is […]

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Photo of the Week

Vote for your favourite photo!   Pick your favourite photo by liking, commenting, and sharing it on facebook. Photo with the maximum engagement(likes, comments and shares)will be adjuded the winner. Watch this space for the results every saturday. The nominations for this week are: Nomination 1: Shepherds take a break; brewing aromatic kashmiri kahwah. Photo Credit: […]

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