Why Kanamo Peak Is a Great Alternative To Stok Kangri

Most trekkers are attracted to Stok Kangri because of its altitude and the thrill that comes with it. But there’s a lesser-known and prettier trek that climbs up to nearly the same altitude. That’s Kanamo Peak for you!

How mental preparation for a trek can mean the difference between life and death

Struck by altitude sickness, trekker Premanand fell unconscious at 18,500 ft. What our trek leader did next marked the difference between life and death. Here, Arjun Majumdar recounts an incident that underlines the importance of rapid action on a high altitude trek.

How to motivate yourself for a summit climb

“It is not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.” The words of Edmund Hillary rings true when you confront hunger, thirst, cold and exhaustion in the mountains. Here’s how you motivate yourself for a summit climb!

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.

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.

A doctor's view of the Stok Kangri trek

We speak to Dr. Hardik Pitroda, who trekked to Stok Kangri in Nepal with Indiahikes in July 2012. Hardik is a dermatologist by profession. As the trek doctor of his batch, he hands out some valuable tips that trekkers often overlook. Read on.

Why Stok Kangri in Ladakh is meant for the experienced trekker

There is a certain glamour about Stok Kangri trek. At over 20,000 feet, it is the highest trekkable summit in India. However, despite what many tour operators say, this trek is not suitable for beginners. Arjun Majumdar explains why.