Vaibhav Chauhan talks about why Bali Pass is a scintillating trek to be done in June.
An exhilarating traverse like no other, Bali Pass is a rare trek which connects Harkidun Valley with Yamunotri. The approach towards reaching the pass is a beautiful one.
Arjun Majumdar writes about the Goechala trek and tells why it is one of the most romantic trails in the country.
"I have never been as enamored by a trek as I have been of the Goechala. It is the most romantic trek that I have done. There are lots in the trek that make it romantic. Read more here...
Sandhya UC talks about Indiahikes tryst with the Great lakes trek and why the trek is like a pilgrimage to her
Our tryst with the Kashmir great lakes trek started 3 years ago ... Read more
Arjun Majumdar writes about why Buran Ghati is special to Indiahikes
Here is a photo story of Nag Tibba trek by Vaibhav Chauhan.
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...
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...
Izzat Ansari shares here the latest on Green trails from the slopes, she says
"Hello all green trekkers!
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...
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.
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
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...
Latika Payak blogs about what went wrong on a 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...
Vaibhav Chauhan shares tips on selecting the right trekking shoes
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.
Latest Documented Trek Diary
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!
Weekend Trek Guide
Day Trek Guide
Week long Himalayan treks
Hampta Pass (Moderate) - Jun 7 to Aug 31
Post Summer Treks
(July, Aug, Sept)
Stok Kangri (Difficult) - Jul 12 to Aug 15
Valley of flowers (Moderate)
- July 12 to Aug 30
Early Summer Treks
(Mar, Apr, Early May)
Bagini Glacier** (Moderate) - 26 Apr
** Exploratory Treks
(Dec, Jan, Feb)
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