Winter Camp Photo Contest

The Winter camp photo contest results are out ! The top three winning photos are below. Post your comments below.

First Prize: The first prize goes to Chintan’s photograph of trekkers playing in the snow.We feel this photo captures life on a trek very well, with trekkers having a lot of fun. There is a lot of life in the photo. We thought the photographer had an exceptional sense of timing to capture the joyous moment.  Congratulations Chintan!

Second Prize: The second prize goes to Saritha’s capture of the couple enjoying a romantic moment amidst a fairy tale setting. The photographer has captured a lovely story and our scores go for this capture.


Third Prize: The third prize goes to Nikhil Bhagawat’s picture of  snowy winter landscape in sunlight. The photographer has captured the texture of snow and the lighting well.

Winter camp photo contest
Congratulations to the winners. Your prizes and the pin up will reach you soon.

A note from Indiahikes

Like earlier, the response to the Chadar trek photo contest was very encouraging. The winners and the submissions get the following awards from Indiahikes.


The winner of the photo contest gets a Rs 5,000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes, plus a Trekking pole plus an Indiahikes T-Shirt, plus an Indiahikes High altitude trekker cap. The second runner up get Rs 2,500 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes, plus a neck warmer from Decathlon, plus an Indiahikes T-Shirt, plus an Indiahikes High Altitude trekker cap. The third runner up gets Rs 1,000 Trek Voucher from Indiahikes, plus a neck warmer from Decathlon, plus an Indiahikes T-Shirt, plus an Indiahikes High altitude trekker cap.


All the photographers who have submitted photos will get an  Indiahikes T-Shirt.

Those who have commented on Facebook and have got one of the finalist right, get an office pin up of the winning photo sent to them by post


Winter Camp photo contest

Here are the shortlisted 8 best photos of the Kothi Winter Camp photo contest. Trekkers were asked to submit their best photos from the trek for the contest.

The judges, Saurabh Chatterjee and Neelima Vallangi, will now run through these photos and choose one among them as the winner. Before the judges choose, tell us which of these photos deserve the best photo award (use the comments box below). If your choice matches the judges, you get a special print of the best photo sent to you by post.

The photographs selected here are in random order. The numbers attributed to the photos are to identify the photographer and does not denote any ranking by Indiahikes. Use the number and the name of the person to make your comments.



One of the pleasures of life is playing with snow. Even adults become kids. Chintan captures the moment of joy gay abandon.

Sometimes there is nothing as beautiful as fresh snow falling. Chintan captures the mood against the backdrop of the Indiahikes Kothi training centre.


Jigar captures the various hues of fresh snow. Here, snow lying around apple trees give readers an idea of the setting of the winter camp.


Trekkers snaking through shin high snow is captured by Manohar with the sunlight in front – a difficult task executed well.

Winter camp photo contest
A snowy winter landscape looks like a picture postcard if captured well. Nikhil Bhagwat gets the lighting perfect in this simple composition but a difficult shot.

Winter camp photo contest
An action shot of trekkers climbing a snowy slope is not easy especially with light falling and a snow fall. Photographer Nikhil Bhagwat

Winter camp photo contest
It takes a well composed photo to give the right ambience to a setting. On a very overcast day, Nikhil manages to bring out a serene nature of the scene.

Romance is never far in this fairy tale setting. Sarita captures a story that would have been missed by many.


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