This year, again, we are playing a complex game in the mountains with final year students of IIM. The game involves strategy, planning, guile and guts. It is going to be conducted between the 12th and 18th October at three of our most beautiful trek locations:
KedarkanthaDayara Bugyal  and  Bedni Bugyal.

   

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct the game. Volunteers get to participate on the treks plus get a chance to go river rafting at Rishikesh. Volunteers also get a leadership certificate at the end of the program. All expense of the trek is borne by Indiahikes. Volunteers need to bear their own travel expense of reaching the base of the trek.

 

To apply email Izzat Ansari:  izzat@indiahikes.in.  Subject: Volunteer for Mountain Game. 

 


Neeta Dixit writes about the pros and cons of the Hamta pass trek.

Hamta pass is a relatively easier trek in the Himalayas with average distance per day usually being only 6-8kms. The altitude gains and drops are not very drastic but gradual making it easy to acclimatize too.
 
Join Indiahikes on the Hamta Pass trek, Register here...
 

 Arjun Majumdar writes about why Buran Ghati is special to Indiahikes

 
Our Rupin Pass trail would not have been discovered if it wasn't for the Buran Ghati trek. The story goes back many years, almost 10 years, when Indiahikes hadn't started yet. Read more here... 
 
Join Arjun Majumdar on the Buran Ghati trek leaving this June 21, Register here...
 

 

 

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As a part of the JK Tourism festival, Indiahikes and JK Tourism are organizing a 5 day trek to the twin lakes of Vishnusar and Kishansar.The trek is from 22nd June to 27th June. We invite trekkers to be a part of this event. . Read more here... 

 


 

 

Stok Kangri

 

Arjun Majumdar shares his concerns about the nature of the Stok Kangri trail and why it is meant for the experienced trekker.

 

He says "The number of new trekkers who want to do the Stok Kangri trek surprises me. Some of them have not done any high altitude trek, not even a relatively simpler one like the Roopkund... Read more here... 

 



Why the Kashmir Great Lakes trek is a pilgrimage


Kashmir great lakes trek
 

 

Sandhya UC talks about Indiahikes tryst with the Great lakes trek and why the trek is like a pilgrimage to her

 

"When we announced the Kashmir exploratory trek people got excited. We got some fresh job applicants too! They said, “If this is your kind of work, we want to be a part of it!”. 
 

Our tryst with the Kashmir great lakes trek started 3 years ago ... Read more

 


 

Here is a photo story of Nag Tibba  trek by Vaibhav Chauhan.
 
Nag Tibba is a trekkers delight. Though its a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie, it can easily be considered one of the best weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi.  Join us for the weekend trek on March 8, 2014. Register here

 



 

Arjun Majumdar chooses one of the two beautiful treks as a better one.

 

'This is a question that I am asked often – and one I find very difficult to answer. It is so hard to choose between the two great treks.. Read more here...

 


 
 

 goecha la trek

 

Izzat Ansari shares here the latest on Green trails from the slopes, she says

 

"Hello all green trekkers!

 
Sanjay Guhathakurta is a crusader who, along with Soumen and Kuntal,  threw himself whole heartedly into ensuring that his team of Goechala September 29 made a noteworthy difference to that trail.

 



 Goechala trek

Arjun Majumdar puts down a handy ready reckoner to choose a trek for a season. It is not easy, but the guide here will help.
 
 I admit for most trekkers it is going to be difficult to choose a Himalayan trek. There are too many of them and everything looks exciting. I give below a guide on how to choose a trek.
Read more ...
 

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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...
 
Working at a start-up can be extremely rewarding and equally frustrating. In our organization everyone seems to be doing everything! There’s always a perpetual chaos. Yet, people seem to be having a terrific time – and what we say seem to be coming true: You can join Indiahikes, but can never leave!

We are looking for people to join us. We think you’ll love our world of treks
 ... Read more here


 

 

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Why trekking during your periods is NOT a bad idea

 

 trekking during periods

 

Your trekking dates are coinciding with your periods. Does that make you uncomfortable? Should you even go? If you are oscillating between 'should I?' or 'shouldn't I?', then pause and read. Latika Payak explains why those five days needn't spoil your trek!

 


 

Kareri Lake Trek

 

 

By Vaibhav Chauhan 

 Located high between the ranges of Dhauladhar is the perfect elliptical glacial lake - Kareri Dal. While the majority of backpackers are seen flocking to Triund or Indrahar Pass circuit, the 17 km (one way) short trek to Kareri Lake makes for a richer and quieter experience. During the summer season, the pasture lands are rich with green nutritious grass and an array of wild flowers... Read more

 


 

How trekking changes the lives of children

 

 trekking changes lives

 

Latika Payak interviewed parents and teachers of four children - Vidhi Shah, Shazid Pasha, Amal Shukla and Jigar Shah. And what they had to say was a revelation! Trekking had indeed changed the lives of these children. Read on to find out how.

 


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Gouri Athale blogs on how a social enterprise run by a woman is changing the environment

 

It is uncommon to find women entrepreneurs.  If they are in a social enterprise dealing with the environment, it does draw attention.  “That was one use we had never imagined for our product!” Samanvi Bhograj laughingly admitted, referring to bio-degradable bags developed as bin liners for urban homes being used by trekkers for their early morning dump.  Read more..

 

 

Chadar trek jeopardized by a room heater

Latika Payak blogs about what went wrong on a Chadar trek

 

Chadar-trek

 

Sometimes, trivial things that we take for granted turn around and put our dream trek to risk. The story of Grishma Shah is an illustration of things that can go wrong on a trek  Read more... 

 

 


 

How to Choose the Right Trekking Shoes?  

 

Vaibhav Chauhan shares tips on selecting the right trekking shoes

 

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For a trekker, choosing the right trekking shoes is very important. However, this task isn’t easy. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. The ever-increasing number of choices of trekking shoes makes choosing very difficult for a trekker.

Read more...

 


 

Latest Documented Trek Diary

 

Mahuli Trek

 By Triveni Keskar 

 

The trek began with train to Asangaon from Mumbai, chosen in a way that we would reach Asangaon by 7:45 am. Getting down to the right of the station, we found chai and vada-pav to break our fast and also found a tempo-driver to take us all to Mahuli fort base from the other end. It’s a good long way towards the fort, easily tracked with wiki information, but with such a number, we thought it best to skip the walk and got down directly at the temple to our right, marking the start of the trail by 9:00 am. As soon as we reached the temple, it started raining! 

 Read more... 

 

 


 

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