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.
If your mind is prepared, everything goes right. Wise words anyone can utter. But when it is delivered by an eighty three year old gentleman who scaled Rupin Pass last year, then the words take on a new meaning. “Age is never the problem, mind is,” says Lele Gopal Vasudev who achieved this remarkable feat without letting his age be an obstacle.
This octogenarian stays in Pune and owns a factory in the industrial area of the city. Though his son manages …
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This is one of the few suggestions the authorities have come out with in addressing future mountain disasters. However it does not sound like the authorities have learnt a lesson from the worst trekking disaster in Nepal that claimed 43 lives.
Climbing Chandrashila peak in snow is an exciting prospect for any trekker. During winter season, Chandrashila is completely enveloped in snow and cli…
Nepal is an extremely popular international trekking destination. Why wouldn't it be? Eight of the highest mountain peaks in the world, including the grand Mt. Everest belongs to Nepal. Indiahikes sent out an exploratory team to Nepal a few weeks ago. Here’s what Sandhya UC and Suman Choudhury, members of the exploration team had to say about the differences they observed between trekking in India and Nepal.
‘Leave the Mountains in a better condition than you find them’ is a firm policy at Indiahikes. Rationale behind this belief – the mountains give us so much and it’s time something is done for the mountains too. That is why picking up litter, though an uphill task, has always played a major part in every trek organized by Indiahikes. “A team of trekkers is like a big vacuum cleaner,” voices Arjun Majumdar, co-founder of Indiahikes. And so trekkers form a major part of this vision. Read more here…
A trekker, Taposh Giri, finds difficulty in walking near Patar Nachauni - a campsite on Roopkund trail. He is exhausted, and walking a few steps drains him out. He asks for a mule to take him further, towards the upper camp. However on reaching the camp at Bhagwabasa he starts feeling disoriented. And does not respond to any questions posed by the trek leader.
The famous Milam glacier trek through the Johar valley changed substantially after the Uttarakhand floods of June 2013, especially in the lower Goriganga valley - from the current Milam trail head at Chillamdhar, until Rairgari.
Dhakuri is perched on the high grounds of an evergreen forest of oak and horse chestnut. It is the gateway to Pindari and Sunderdhunga – two most beautiful valleys of Kumaon. And after a hard days trek, the first sight of Dhakuri purges the mind of inconsequentials. It could well be one of the prettiest campsite of the route because it is rare to find a campsite that invokes such strong emotions as Dhakuri does So what makes Dhakuri so special? I can solemnly base this thought on the following prime observations. Read more here…
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