Trekking in Kashmir has always been a worry in trekkers’ minds. We receive a lot of calls from trekkers before they sign up for the Kashmir Great Lakes or the Tarsar Marsar trek, asking about the situation there. But as troubled a the state might seem, it is relatively safe to trek in the Kashmir valley, as long as you’re cautious and know where to go. In this video, Arjun Majumdar and Swathi Chatrapathy discuss the current situation in Kashmir and Arjun hands out quick tips to trekkers planning to trek in Kashmir.
Swathi heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to impact a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.