Deoriatal is perhaps the only trek on our list that gives maximum returns for the effort put in. There are three things that are really stunning about the trek. First are its forests. Deoriatal has the best forest trek amongst all our treks.Second, if there was a birders trail, then Deoriatal would be it. Finally, the view from the summit climb to Chandrashila. All the major summits of India, right from Nanda Devi to Chaukhambha, pop into view. We would say for any trekker, standing on top of Chandrashila summit is a blessing and not an achievement.
Everest base camp trek via Gokyo Ri and Chola pass trail
It’s not often that you come across a well-rounded trail that poses just the right amount of challenge for trekkers. As the trail to Pangarchulla Peak turns from green to a snowy pristine white, trekkers can treat their eyes to few of the highest peaks of the Garhwal region. Added to that, trekking during spring makes the lower trail a colourful one, with rhododendrons in full bloom and … Read More
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 Read More
Surrounded by the imposing Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley is a pristine blue-water lake called Prashar. It is a well-kept secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The trek to Prashar Lake follows a charming trail through a reserved forest, small rivulets and scenic pasture-lands. Meanwhile, one can enjoy the local culture as the trail goes through villages here. The trek offers a breathtaking 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Pinjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges.
One of the prettiest treks in India. The KGL trek is overwhelmingly the most beautiful one. It is just a tragedy that it is unknown to most people. Seven beautiful lakes and lush green meadows make this trek Read More
This is a debate that refuses to die. When trekkers discuss amongst themselves about the most beautiful meadow in India – Dayara Bugyal is often placed at the top position, only to be hotly contested and pushed to the next best. But there is no debate amongst trekkers that Dayara Bugyal would fall within the two most beautiful high altitude meadows in India. It is not difficult to see why. 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
Pin Parvati Pass is a great trans Himalayan trek for seasoned trekkers. You will be dazzled with the spectacular beauty this trek has to offer. It is a 100 km trail of nonstop thrills for those who seek adventure with reasonable risks. Despite challenges, this trek is one of the most sought after high altitude Himalayan pass treks.Read More
Many tales are spun around the Valley of Flowers – usually about trekkers falling unconscious from the heavy scent of flowers on the valley floor. Whatever the stories, they do have a grain of truth in them, in a good way! It is rare to find a valley so full of flowers. Flowers bloom everywhere in a riot of colours – purple, yellow, white, pink… They blanket the valley in such a way that sometimes, you can’t see the valley floor at all! Read More
Nag Tibba is a trekkers delight. For those who want to walk in the forests, climb up to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is just perfect. Join the trek happening every weekend in March and April and Read More
This guide takes you to Talley Valley and Hong, lands covered in white bamboo forests and home to 40 per cent of the flora and fauna in India and inhabited by the tribal Aptani people. Read More
Har Ki dun is a super trek for winter.The scenery on the trek is stunning. A delight for trekkers, both in summer and winter, this valley is accessible through Govind National Park – known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The trail goes through alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, pine forests and ancient villages, giving you spectacular valley views and Read More
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 Read More
We received a flood of entries from trekkers for the July 2015 Photo Contest. It was difficult choosing just three out of them. Take a look at the winners.
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.
There are two completely different sides to the Rupin Pass trek. One covered with snow and the other lush with meadows and waterfalls. We talk to trekkers to find out what sets these two seasons apart. And why the second season shouldn't be missed
With every batch that goes to the mountains, a whole lot of waste is generated. Here's what happened to all the waste that was generated on the Rupin Pass trek for over two months.
Many trekkers ask us why they have to bring their own cutlery. A few even neglect carrying it. But little things like this make a great deal of difference. Vaibhav Chauhan explains why.
Putting time into choosing a good trekking backpack is totally worth it, because your backpack is going to be your companion throughout your trek. So here are some tips from Vaibhav Chauhan, about how to choose the perfect backpack.
Here is a 12-year-old's first hand account of summitting the Kedarkantha. Right from making a camp fire, to eating maggi for breakfast, to collecting snow in a bottle for his younger brother, he loved every experience.
A celestial night sky looks wonderful to the human eye. But the camera can show you some amazing sights that the naked eye cannot see, one of which is a star trail image. Tanmay Khandelwal, a photographer, gives you a tutorial on clicking images of star trails.
Sur Sungri Pass is the lesser-populated neighbour of the Pindari Glacier in Uttarakhand. At 3,173 m, it is a climb through dense forests and meadows, with more waterfalls and streams than you can imagine. It's a trek of moderate difficulty with a well-laid path all the way to the Pass.
Pakshipathalam is a hill in Wayanad that can be reached only through hiking trails. Rooted deep inside deciduous forests, this hill can be accessed from both, Karnataka and Kerala. Pakshipathalam is especially known as the home for several species of birds and reptiles. Read More
He walked on his hands 80 per cent of the time and traveled the remainder in his wheelchair. When he reached the summit a sense of accomplishment prevailed. Spencer West states climbing Kilamanjaro was like reliving his life long struggle with feeling of inadequacy and being left out from leading a normal life.
If you're going on a trek, you might need to tweak your food habits a bit. You might need to cut down on protein and increase your carbohydrates intake. Nisha Ann Reginald finds out what's healthy and what's not to eat on a trek. Read More
Not everybody gets to play cricket with the Indian army at 13,000 feet. But trekker Shantnu Mathuria did that and a lot more on his Roopkund trek. In his words, this is how he felt upon reaching Roopkund, "The sweet taste of victory made every inch of pain and every feeling of anger melt away." Read on to trek along with him and back.
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.
"The professionalism is visible all over, expert team highly trained technical staff makes it possible for all of us to reach the summit." - Himani Verma, Roopkund, May 23, 2015
"After a steep ascent, some kitchen staff waited for us with glucose and parathas in the middle of nowhere. At the last campsite, they even baked a cake for us. Unbelievable!" – Alexander Fell, Rupin Pass, May 22, 2015
"I wish to thank the entire team of Indiahikes for a wonderful experience of trekking from Deoria Tal to Chandrashila peak. I appreciate the online support before the trek and the actual support of trek leader and the local guides. They helped make the experience unforgettable." – Utpala Joshi, Deoria Tal – Chandrashila, April 4, 2015
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