The Har Ki Dun trail through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, gives you spectacular valley views and a chance to experience the wonderful slow-paced local lifestyle.
The Nilgiris near Ooty have hidden trails that are gems. A few kilometers outside Ooty, there is a lake vast, desolate and almost uninhabited. Trails around the lake dive in and out of pine forests. They get into exquisite meadows and tunnel like thickets. When the trek ends in farms straight out of an English countryside it is hard to imagine that we are in south India. Join us on this beautiful easy trail on the 6th of March
Kedarkantha is quick trek in the eastern fringes of Uttarakhand. Pretty campsites in vast meadows surrounded by snow capped peaks all around make Kedarkantha an unforgetable experience.
Among all the treks written about on our website, the Kashmir Great Lakes is overwhelmingly the most beautiful one. It is just a tragedy that it is unknown to most people.
Spread over five days the Sandakphu trek climbs over superb oak and rhododendron forests. When the trek finally tops the ridge line your jaws drop. Across the entire periphery of vision are the ranges in between the Kanchenjunga and Everest. The magnificent views stay with you for long on the trek. If there is a big reason to do the trek it would be for these views
When asked to paint a hillside scenery, what comes to mind? Trees, flowers, a water body, snow-capped mountains in the backdrop… This is exactly what Deoria Tal looks like. From there, a trek to Chandrashila Peak gives you the honour of having trekked to the highest temple in the world! This peak boasts of a 300 degree view of the most famous peaks of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.
Brahmatal is one of those rare treks in India that can be done in winter. Most winter treks have either too much snow or too little. Brahmatal has the right amount to make trekking adventurous and exciting. The bonus of the superb forests and grand views are absolutely something to die for.
Most trekkers assume that “the” trek to do in Nepal is the Everest Base Camp. They couldn’t be more mistaken. Tucked away to the norther side of the Everest Base camp trail is the Gokyo Ri trail. Not only do you see grander views of Everest from the top of Gokyo Ri, but the trail has lot more to offer too.
We have always imagined our Kashmir Great Lakes trek to be the most beautiful trek in India. We were wrong. It is the Tarsar Marsar.
Our trek leaders think it is the best job in the world. Trek Leaders get to lead trekking teams in the best mountain slopes of our country (and abroad). To apply mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the working with IH tab.
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.
It is a known fact that the Rupin Pass trek is full of surprises. Not every trekker watches out for the changes in sceneries though. We give here a checklist of all the surprises that’s in store for you. Look out for them.
Arjun writes on the Goechala trek and why he considers it to be on of the most romantic treks in the himalayas
Arjun Majumdar writes on how the use of Acetazolamide (Diamox) to assist acclimatization and prevent high altitude sickness.
Many trekkers feel that carrying a backpack is difficult. Often trekkers ask me if they can hire a porter to carry their backpack. While on most treks you can, the fact of the matter is that carrying a backpack is not as difficult as it is made to be.
Arjun Majumdar talks about how a trek helps in making a better choice of a life partner. Most couples who are thinking of getting married waste an enormous amount of time dating each other over expensive cups of coffee in the hope that they’ll get to know each other better.
Nepal is an extremely popular international trekking destination. Eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world, including the grand Mt. Everest belongs to Nepal. Here’s what Sandhya UC and Suman Choudhury, had to say about the differences they observed between trekking in India and Nepal.
Indiahikes trekker Bratin Mallick, reviews the Element Blocker Interchange Jacket by Columbia. He tested the jacket on the snowy Brahmatal winter trek in Uttarakhand earlier this month.
Rohini Bughyal is the most peaceful campsite one can find in Chopta Valley. Away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and pilgrims at Deoriatal and …
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