Why Stay Three In A Tent: Indiahikes Founder Shares His Thoughts

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Why Stay Three In A Tent: Indiahikes Founder Shares His Thoughts

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By Swathi Chatrapathy

2017-11-08

A few weeks ago, we stirred up a storming debate about whether we should house two or three in a tent.

Surprisingly, we received rather contrasting responses.

Over emails, we received:

  • 471 responses in favour of three to a tent
  • 187 responses for two to a tent
  • 66 for putting up an addidional charge and allowing three to a tent.

Our website, on the other hand, took the other direction. There are 182 comments and still counting, all of them with strong opinions. More than half of them are for two in a tent.

But our founder, Arjun Majumdar, has a very different thought on this topic.

“Everybody knows that housing two people in a tent is more comfortable. That’s a given. There’s no two ways about it. But my thought is not on this. I think with three in a tent, there’s a very big blessing that trekkers don’t pay enough importance to,” he says.

In the video below he sums up his thoughts on why trekkers should opt to stay three in a tent. Watch it here.

What do you think about what Arjun has to say? Do you share the same ideas? Put your thoughts down in the comments below.

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Swathi Chatrapathy 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. A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content. Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's 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 bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.