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Hampta Pass Trek Blog: When I Broke My Shoe on the Trek

Blog written by Soham Bal Day zero trek to the Jobra camp went by smoothly and my shoes were ready to go. They easily supported me along with the moderately heavy bag I carried. The trek poles were shunted in the bag, to be used only during the final days. We reached our camp, took […]

Why Each Campsite on the Hampta Pass trek is Unique

A dramatic pass crossing is just one highlight of the Hampta Pass trek. Another striking thing about the trek is its unique campsite settings. Each one is different. This blog dives deep into all of them.

Himachal Pradesh Removes Prohibitive Order on Trekking in Kullu-Manali

The Office of the District Tourism Development Officer reversed the prohibitive-order on trekking in the Kullu-Manali region that was issued yesterday. Here’s the latest news.

Best Himalayan Treks for Bird Watching (With Top 12 Birds to Watch Out For)

If bird watching in the Himalayas is your primary reason to trek, this guide is a must read on how you can watch these beautiful creatures!

How to Get Started with Composting Your Kitchen Waste

A pioneering organisation to educate people about composting and makers of high quality composters talk about the basics of composting.

10 Tips to Trek Like a Pro During Monsoon

In this post, we cover gear-related tips, a few camping tips and some bonus trips for those trekking on their own this monsoon. Take a look.

RT-PCR Certificate Mandatory to Enter Valley of Flowers

This is a latest update from the Valley of Flowers trek. Slope manager Pradyumna Shivaraj reports about the latest COVID-19 protocols to be followed to enter Uttarakhand, and the valley

Expert Analysis on a HAPE Case in the Himalayas: A Real Life Case Study

Here’s a real life case study that takes you through the evacuation of a HAPE-affected trekker on the Hampta Pass trek in the Himalayas.

Valley of Flowers Open to Trekkers from July 1st

The Valley of Flowers trek is opening up for trekkers from July 1st, around 2 weeks later than the annual routine. Here’s what to expect and what not to expect.

How the Atal Tunnel Impacts Trekking in India

The Atal Tunnel could change the future of trekking in Himachal, as it opens up some terrific trekking regions. Here is a deep-dive on the impact of the tunnel on trekking.

The Climb Called Covid — A Poem Apt for the Current Times

Here is a poem by a COVID survivor, and a trekker with Indiahikes who takes you on a journey from the summit to the base camp.

Indiahikes Reopens Treks from June 25th: Covid Travel Guidelines You Must Know

All you need to know about traveling for your treks in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh