Roopkund: A first-hand account

Not everybody gets to play cricket with the Indian army at 13,000 feet. But trekker Shantnu Mathuria did that and a lot more on his Roopkund trek. In his words, this is how he felt upon reaching Roopkund, “The sweet taste of victory made every inch of pain and every feeling of anger melt away.” Read on to trek along with him and back.

Chango Unchained

Aloke Surin is a veteran trekker. Having completed a few of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas as early as the 90’s. his skills and experience are matched by very few trekkers. Here, he chronicles his ascent to the Chango Glacier in the midst of a menacing storm. 

Pin Parvati Pass Trek – Trek experience by Shrikant Shukla

The Pin Parvati Pass Trek is a magnificent adventure in trekking. Here’s is Shrikant Shulka’s experience of crossing this glorious pass in the month of September!

Trekking alongside the Amarnath Yatra

Prashant Jha, a trained mountaineer and trekker, completed the Amarnath trek in two days in July 2013. Despite bad weather and an overcrowded trail, he managed to catch breath-taking views of the Himalayas and capture them on camera too! He elaborates on his experience here.

How to shoot panoramas

It’s no problem if you don’t have a panorama mode on your camera. Neelima Vallangi, a travel photographer, teaches you how exactly to do a panorama, by stitching two or more pictures together. In fact, this is more effective and detailed than the ready-made panoramic photographs.

How to make your photographs unique

Most people who have been on a trek or two are quickly bitten by the shutterbug. And rightly so! But what’s the point of having the same shots as everyone else? Neelima Vallangi tells you how to make your pictures unique, and also hands out tips to improve your photography skills.