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

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.

What is happening in Ladakh is not okay

Indiahikes has been forced to call off its Chadar trek for the year of 2014. We are up against a strong cartel with heavy political backing and blinded by very shallow self interest. The cartel, known as ALTOA (A collection of tour operators), has declared a boycott against Indiahikes. Local people – the taxi operators, porters, hotels have joined them in the boycott.

Chadar trek called off

On the evening of November 13, 2014 Indiahikes called off Chadar trek. 300 trekkers who had registered for the trek were notified this via email. “I have received close to 60 calls since morning,” said Lopamudra Mandal, from IH Support Team.

Photography tips for a trek

Ever wondered how pictures of the Himalayas look so mind-blowing? Well, most credit goes to the mountains and valleys themselves, but it takes skill to capture them beautifully. With these tips and tricks on photography by Dr. Arun Nayak, you can click brilliant pictures with your equipment too!