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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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Does age really matter on a high-altitude trek?

A lot of people think that trekking has age limits. Deeparghya Mukherjee banishes such ideas with his story about trekking with a 64-year-old.

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Yellow fever: Mandatory vaccine for Kilimanjaro trek

Trekkers travelling to Tanzania for the Kilimanjaro trek are required to take a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate with them compulsorily. Here are a few details regarding how you can go about it.

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How a trekker was rescued from deathly clutches of HAPE

A trekker, Taposh Giri, finds difficulty in walking near Patar Nachauni – a campsite on Roopkund trail. He is exhausted, and walking a few steps drains him out. He asks for a mule to take him further, towards the upper camp. However on reaching the camp at Bhagwabasa he starts feeling disoriented. And does not respond to any questions posed by the trek leader.

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Product Reviews

Petzl Tikka 2 LED Headlamp review

Our high altitude trek explorer and leader, Vaibhav Chauhan, reviews the Petzl Tikka 2 LED Headlamp. It comes with a handy, flexible strap and perhaps has the best battery life. Vaibhav divulges further in this article.

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5 Reasons You Should Begin Trekking

“We trek not to escape life, but so ‘life’ doesn’t escape us.” Trekking isn’t just the most beautiful way of travelling, but it’s also a life lesson that you must gift to yourself someday. Nisha Ann Reginald lists five good reasons for you to start trekking.
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The man who climbed Kilimanjaro without legs

He walked on his hands 80 per cent of the time and traveled the remainder in his wheelchair. When he reached the summit a sense of accomplishment prevailed. Spencer West states climbing Kilamanjaro was like reliving his life long struggle with feeling of inadequacy and being left out from leading a normal life.

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Video: Myth about height of Chandrashila Peak busted!

Quite a few say that Chandrashila stands tall at around 13000 feet. But a look at the GPS reveals something else. Take a look at this video of Chandrashila summit to find out what is the actual height of Chandrashila peak.

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