Arjun Majumdar writes on when is the right time to introduce your kids to the world of trekking.
It is wonderful to get calls from parents wanting to know which trek to take their kids on. Parents who are keen trekkers themselves know the value of the outdoors. Kids learn life’s little lessons quickest when they are on an adventure.So when do you start kids on trekking? The answer is as young as possible. But not in the way most parents think. Read more here...
As a part of our commitment to keep trekking trails clean, Indiahikes organizes the "Green trail" trek batches. The Green trail batches are special batches formed only to clean up our mountain slopes. The batches run like any other normal groups but with a key difference: trekkers who join this batch volunteer to clean the trail. The entire trek team - from trekkers to guides to helpers pick up litter along the route and bring it down from the mountains.
Arjun Majumdar writes about some of the incredulous happenings in Sikkim trekking.
'Something is terribly wrong at Sikkim. The government, the trekking agencies and the local guides seem hell bent on ruining the trekking world of Sikkim. Read more here...
Arjun Majumdar reviews the Roopkund trek. Find out why the Roopkund trek gets a score of 4.5/5
I have often been asked to review a trek for those who are first timers but would like to try an high altitude trek – and it always puts me in a quandary – it is hard to choose between some of the high altitude treks in India ....Read more
Latest Documented Trek
Nandikund is a beautiful high altitude lake located at 15748 ft. enroute to Madhyamaheshwar - Kalpeshwar trail. The trail commands a beautiful view of lush green meadows and the snow covered Chaukhamba group of peaks of and Mandani Parbat. It is a lake spread over an area of 1.5 km. This high altitude trek takes you over the high ranges without involving the glaciers or even snow if attempted in autumn.
Latest Documented Trek Diaries
The Darcha–Padum trek through the wilderness of Zanskar provides a rare opportunity to see some breathtaking landscapes, especially at higher altitudes. It generally takes 9-10 days to complete this trek which involves crossing the Shingo La pass (16700 feet). Technically this is called a moderate trek, but, unless you are a seasoned trekker or mountaineer, let me assure you that it is not easy to trek in that rarefied atmosphere. To complete it you will have to go beyond your limits of physical endurance.
Latest Documented Trek Interview
This is an interview with Karan Sandhu who did this trek solo in November 2008...
Karan : "It is a relatively easy trek through Darma Valley in Eastern Kumaon. The view of the peaks and the entire valley from the base camp is splendid. This region is very close to Tibet to the north and Nepal to east."
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