One of the many glacial lakes in Kullu Valley, the Bhrigu Lake makes for a perfect trek for families. Covering forests, snow-covered mountains and meadows over three days, it’s a gift of a trek, especially for those living close to Himachal Pradesh. Read more
Buran Ghati is a special trek. A virgin trail that offers the best of all Himalayan treks in a single platter, Buran stands at par with the juggernaut that is Roopkund trek. Arjun Majumdar tells you why. Read More
Adjectives fail Warwan Valley trek. From stark mountains of Zanskar, bracken glaciers, snow fields to lush green carpeted mountains of Kashmir, you are left limp by the intensity of these sights! Have a look at the pictures from our exploration. See photos now
You’re sick of social network, phone calls and those innumerable Whatsapp groups! But you can’t let go of any of them voluntarily. So what do you do? Komal Shivdasani has the perfect plan.
Kashmir validates all the superlatives that has been thrown at it-by writers, poets, travelers, trekkers. Yet, even a place as beautiful as Kashmir sees litter strewn around- behind its rock faces, in its streams and emerald green lakes. Last year, Indiahikes trekkers did a thorough clean up of KGL trek route! Have a look at these Green Getters in action. Read More.
A year ago, I bought my first travel backpack. I initially bought it for a trek. But with every trip I’ve taken since then, I’ve learnt a little more about the science and art that is backpacking.Read More
The Pin Parvati Pass trek is 10 days of non-stop thrills. Waterfalls, river-crossings, hot water springs, never-ending mountain ranges, deep forests – every day has a surprise. Vaibhav Chauhan, who explored this trek, elucidated on why it is such a mind-blowing one. Read More
“We trek not to escape life, but so ‘life’ doesn’t escape us.” Trekking isn’t just the most beautiful way of travelling, but it’s also a life lesson that you must gift to yourself someday. Nisha Ann Reginald lists five good reasons for you to start trekking. Read More
A lot of people think that trekking has age limits. Deeparghya Mukherjee banishes such ideas with his story about trekking with a 64-year-old. Read More
Arjun Majumdar talks about how a trek helps in making a better choice of a life partner. Read More
Atharv Kothekar, who is only 12 years old, went on his first Himalayan trek to Deoriatal in May 2015. He wrote this remarkable recollection of his trek, where he touched snow for the first time. This little hero has already completed 37 treks in the Sahyadris. Read what he has to say about his first Himalayan experience.Read More
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. It has terrific similarity with the Kashmir Great Lakes trek: superb meadows, wide open plains, impressive lakes, grand mountain views, but with one very big difference. The Tarsar Marsar trek has lot more variety. There are valleys that are flower-decked with such density that it takes careful stepping not to trample on flowers. Read More
The March 2016 Photo Contest Nominations are here! Take a look at them. See the nominations
Rarely do the Himalayas present a trek that pack in everything – easy access, dark pine forests, open meadows, glacial valleys and an adventurous crossing of a pass that leaves the heart pumping. Read more
HAPE and HACE, two advanced forms of altitude sickness are rare, but brutal. It's important to know about them to simply recognise the symptoms and nip them in the bud. Here's a video where Swathi and Sandhya discuss the symptoms and treatment of HAPE and HACE. Watch the video
The changes a camping experience can bring about in children is nebulous but perceptible. Our staff observed quite a few of these changes on a trek to Kopatty with Canadian International School. Take a look. Read More.
Several beautiful trails in the Himalayas are being badly affected by human presence - the main cause being lack of proper waste management. The more popular a trail gets, the more polluted it gets. The Sandakphu trail is one such trail. Our Green Trail Crusader, Lakshmi, shares a little piece of advise after having stayed on the Sandakphu slope for a month. Read More
You know you've had the best trek experience when it gives you a series of lighthearted moments to relive and recollect. Here is Kshitij nailing his Rupin Pass Trek experience through his writing. Read more
On Har Ki Dun trail, you'll pass by villages and people strongly rooted to culture, customs and dress of a time gone by. It is almost as if the folds of the mountains hide them away from the outside world. Follow our trekker Ujwal Bala's journey to Har Ki Dun valley. See More
To encourage children to trek, we have introduced Trek Scholarships for children! We hope the Indian Himalayas will see more children trekking with this scholarship! Read more
Shankaran Bharatan, who visited the Valley of Flowers in August 2011 with his wife, writes about the best of times and the worst of times on the trek. It's a wondrous co-incidence that both, he and his wife dreamed of going to the Valley of Flowers even before they met!
Here’s what a few of our trekkers have to say about their experience with Indiahikes.
Do you love the mountains?
Do you want to keep trekking trails clean?
We are looking for full-time Green Trails Crusaders. Your job is to relentlessly push to keep mountain trails clean. This is not a part-time job. Or for the fashionably socially conscious.
The work is Bangalore based (full time). You get a chance to work in our beloved mountains too. Good education background with excellent communication skills in English and Hindi is required. Apply to Arjun: email@example.com