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Children who do not have significant contact with the natural world in their early years can become ‘biophobic’ or afraid of nature – EYFS research. Is your child a victim of this phenomenon too? Read more
Chandan Vandan fort from Wai
The twin forts of Chandan – Vandan offer panoramic views of the hills around and lovely villages along with ancient temples, mosque, unique old banyan tree and balance equipoise stone structure that has remained unchanged …
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
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 Deoriatal to Chandrashila peak trek. Read More
Kedarkantha is quick trek in the western fringes of Uttarakhand. In winter the Kedarkantha hills come alive in snow. Of all the winter treks possible, Kedarkantha stands out among the best. With its lovely cover of virgin snow and an exciting summit climb, Kedarkantha has the perfect package for a great trek. Read More
Not many know why Har-Ki-Dun is such a special trek. The entire trek is through a lovely valley, hopping from one ancient village to another.The open meadows, with a sparkling stream in between and towering mountains on all sides is so stunning that it takes a lot of effort to pull yourself away from it when you have to return. Read More
This is a debate that refuses to die. When trekkers discuss 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, after Bedni Bugyal. 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
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
"In my younger days it was a lot easier to do Goechala. For the final pass day, you could camp at Samiti lake. Now all that is not possible. Prohibition on camping at Samiti lake has made the pass day of Goechala trek tad difficult." Arjun Majumdar gives an insight on how to time it now. Read more
Every time you go on a trek, you being back pleasant memories and beautiful photographs. But what Swathi saw is something nobody would want to see. It made her feel ashamed to even click a picture of it.
Shubhankar Biswas had just trekked for two hours when he experienced this jaw-dropping incident. Read more
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. 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.
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.
"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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