Things to make a note of before visiting the winter wonderland: Chadar Trek

Things to make a note of before visiting the winter wonderland: Chadar Trek

The desire to see the unseen, to explore the unexplored, the will to know your limits to push, has upsurged visitors to the Chadar trek. It is the most popular trek or a winter trek to be precise. Situated in the Zanskar region of the Jammu Kashmir state, the trail of Zanskar river tends to…

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HAMPTA PASS – THE PASS TO HEAVEN

HAMPTA PASS – THE PASS TO HEAVEN

If you would like to experience monsoon at its best, Hampta pass trek in Himalayas is the best place to be at. Stream crossings, beautiful forest trails, challenging and thrilling rocky trails, waterfall crossings, frozen glaciers, super chilled river crossings, Camp sites(covered with fog) which are near to waterfalls and river,Snow covered Rohtang Pass, ChandraTaal…

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IS IT WORTH VISITING-MUNSIARI

IS IT WORTH VISITING-MUNSIARI

The start of Pre winter always invokes a suppressed desire of stunning views of snow capped Himalayas, trekking in snow up to  knees, chilling winds, crystal clear  sky and lots more in me and this desire took me to the trekkers paradise of Uttarakhand Munsiari in the last winter 2017. If I describe Munsiari in…

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Walking Hacks In The Mountain

Walking Hacks In The Mountain

Amazing mountain peaks, vivacious alpine flora, infinitely spread meadows and adrenaline adventures. Being in high altitudes is an unbelievable escapade. However, good things never come easy. Lot more than money and endurance goes to attain these treasures. One should unlearn what he/she has learned at home to have an effortless jaunt to the Himalayas. There are…

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Are you really prepared for a winter trek?

Are you really prepared for a winter trek?

Winter treks are gaining popularity thanks to the mesmerizing dreamy white land experiences it boastfully showcases. We are pretty much aware that the winter season makes trekking a challenging activity. The trekkers, presumably, love the adrenaline rush of sheer adventures of snow land. While we particularly focus on fitness for winter thrills, we tend to…

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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is a day to celebrate the spirit of traveling. Something which we all love because trekkers are travelers. They are the adventure seekers who want to touch each and every mountain on the planet. This year’s WTD also highlights the importance of Technology for tourism. Hence, the theme this year is ‘Tourism and…

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Why an incomplete trek is counted as a complete one

Why an incomplete trek is counted as a complete one

Yippee!!!! You registered for a wonderful trek and now the excitement keeps building. You have researched a bit, seen marvelous spectacles of the mighty mountains. You have definitely thought which pictures will fill your Instagram and FB updates. All your friends and family know about the endeavored adventure, they boost you up as well. Not only that,…

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The reason why most people want to quit their jobs and travel to the mountains

The reason why most people want to quit their jobs and travel to the mountains

Doesn’t it sound bizarre when you hear that your colleague quits a job just to roam in the mountains? It is crazy, how can one leave a luxurious, quintessential city life to live an uncertain raw life in the mountains. According to the  Ministry of Tourism, Adventure Tourism industry has grown tremendously in the last…

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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers

What : Himalayan Trek Where : Valley of Flowers Uttrakhand When : 13-18 Aug 2018 How : with the help of Trek the Himalayas Height : 14100ft max Being a passionate traveller for the past 3 years, Trekking in Himalayas is one of the most important things I am been doing since 2016. After my…

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What makes Dayara Bugyal the ideal winter wonderland

What makes Dayara Bugyal the ideal winter wonderland

Witnessing a snowfall in the mountains is on every trekker’s checklist. A trek that looks marvellous both in the winter season, as well as the summer season, is an added bonus.  One such trek is Dayara Bugyal. Huge snow-covered meadows, forests trails which boast of Oak, Maple and Rhododendrons trees, splendid mountain views of Bandarpoonch,…

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Things you should make a note of before choosing a trekking company

Things you should make a note of before choosing a trekking company

How important is it to choose a good trekking agency? What are the points that you should consider before booking with a particular trekking company? One of the most common mistakes which our fellow trekkers commit is that they only compare the trek cost which different agencies have to offer. Do you actually come to…

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HAR KI DUN TREK 13may – 19may 2018

HAR KI DUN TREK 13may – 19may 2018

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” Always being an adventure seeking person, trekking the Himalayas has been a part of my bucket list since 3 years. I was just scared to do it all alone. Therefore, I started planning for the trek with 2 of my cousins, both of whom cancelled it last…

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Treasures of the Orient: Goechala

Treasures of the Orient: Goechala

In the northeastern corner of India lies the beautiful mountain state – Sikkim. At the border of Sikkim and Nepal lies a familiar ice wall, touching the skies at 28,000 feet. The locals consider it as a holy mountain since it forms the belly of the Sleeping Buddha. Owing its proximity from the sea of…

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Reminiscence of Pangarchulla trek

Reminiscence of Pangarchulla trek

When you are done with your concrete surroundings, blowing of horns, and exhausted to your deeps as well, what else could be a better option than opting for a trek in the great Himalayas. And when you are born and lived your childhood in the foothills Himalayas nothing else could be better option for soothing…

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In search of the Mystery Lake- Rookund

In search of the Mystery Lake- Rookund

“We never climb the same mountain twice!” After my last trek to the Kuari Pass in Uttrakhand, I decided to take on Roopkund this year. The lake has many mysteries drowned in it along with its hundreds of skeletons. Since there are no clear explanations to why these people ended up dying in Roopkund, there…

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Monsoon Scenes from a Year Ago On Har Ki Dun

Monsoon Scenes from a Year Ago On Har Ki Dun

“..And the earth itself. It smells differently in different places. But loveliest fragrance is known only when it receives a shower of rain. And then the scent of wet earth rises as though it were giving something beautiful back to the clouds—a blend of all the fragrant things that grow in it.” ― Ruskin Bond,…

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Roopkund: Stairway to heaven

Roopkund: Stairway to heaven

Having always wanted to do a Himalayan trek but never quite gathering the resolve, this time I was determined to end the jinx. If I can cycle for 120 odd kilometres in Ladakh, any normal trek should be easily doable, right? Well, after coming back I must say Roopkund was as tough as Ladakh, and…

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Pangarchulla Peak

Pangarchulla Peak

Trek Day 4 – Pangarchulla Peak It was 4th day of the trek and we ( the whole group) had to climb the summit. We left the campsite at 4 am and it’s gonna be a difficult day because of the altitude. I woke up around 2 am and was bit nervous because of the…

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Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Pangarchulla Peak Trek

First of all I would like to thank my school friends because of whom I choose my first trek -Pangarchulla Trek. Till last few days I was not sure of going to pangarchulla trek because of official and personal reasons but finally Pangarchulla peak was calling me so I bought the general ticket from Jamnagar…

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Best Monsoon trek in Himalayas

Best Monsoon trek in Himalayas

Get set to get wet with breathtaking Himalayas Wake up plainsfolks !! It’s raining so gorgeous in the hills today and don’t you know that’s when adventure really thickens? Days pass, life moves on, and so the seasons change. But the Himalayas keep standing tall through all eternity, the colours of passing seasons reflecting in…

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This Summer Explore The Hidden Treasures Under The Snow-Cover

This Summer Explore The Hidden Treasures Under The Snow-Cover

A new season is arriving which will give you the opportunity to experience the hidden treasures and adventures underneath the beautiful snow cover. Summer brings all-natural livelihood back to the Himalayas when the sun is up and all the living things come out of hibernation. You can hear the chirping of birds, the sound of…

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Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan Trek – Hidden adventures at the most religious place on Earth

Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan Trek – Hidden adventures at the most religious place on Earth

Here we add another trek to your bucket list. But let me warn you this trek will blow your mind with its authenticity and sacredness. Of course, it does bring adventures that you as an explorer are looking for. Let me raise the curtain now, it is the Gamukh Tapovan Trek or the Gangotri Glacier…

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TRAVEL DIARIES

TRAVEL DIARIES

What a great start to 2018! A snow trek at 12,500 ft to The Terrific Kedarkantha that left me awestruck. Have you ever dreamt of stealing away to The Himalayas and Trekking the long , mystical trails above tree lines? What do you do if someone offers you 6 days of pure bliss , pleasure…

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WINTER KUARI PASS (WKP) TREK 16th December- 21st December 2017

WINTER KUARI PASS (WKP) TREK 16th December- 21st December 2017

Once a trekker, trekker for a lifetime Those who have trekked earlier especially in the Himalayas can easily understand the title for the blog. In addition, even others may appreciate the same by the end of the blog. The reasons for me saying so are many viz. serenity and tranquility of the place, wonderful flora…

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Travelogue with TTH to Kedarkantha

Travelogue with TTH to Kedarkantha

Day 1:  It was between 05:45 and 07:00 hrs on a cold November morning that twelve of us gathered together in the parking area of the Dehradun railway station. We came from different locations in India, but with only one purpose, to summit Kedarkantha peak. Immediately, the efficiency of the ‘Trek The Himalayas’ team became…

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5 Reasons True-blue Himalayan Wanderers Shouldn’t Miss the Mountains in Winter

5 Reasons True-blue Himalayan Wanderers Shouldn’t Miss the Mountains in Winter

If you are a true-blue thrill seeker and lover of the Himalayas, starting wee end of the year and continuing up to next March might be a highly opportune period to go in the mountains. Try timing your winter treks  from December onward. This is when the first snowflakes are born in the womb of the…

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The Green Cause: Trekking to Spread Eco-Awareness in the Himalayas

The Green Cause: Trekking to Spread Eco-Awareness in the Himalayas

“Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole.” Indeed. We feel the need for eco sensitivity strongly more than ever when encountering careless garbage disposal on our haunts in the mountains. As a contributor to increasing…

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The Tent Question: Our Thoughts on Two-in-a-tent vs Three-in-a-tent

The Tent Question: Our Thoughts on Two-in-a-tent vs Three-in-a-tent

At our post-Diwali team meet, the topic of discussion was— possible changes in our trek method for better economy of resources. That’s when one of our trek leaders suggested three in one tent accommodation instead of the TTH standard twin sharing tenting policy. Thus began the debate of 2 vs 3 in a tent !!…

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The Dzukuo Misadventure

The Dzukuo Misadventure

“The core of man’s spirit comes from new experiences” : Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild. And so we believe. We are four friends. Nitesh, Vivek, Aritra and me, Raunaq. The four musketeers! We had waited for this adventure trip for quite a few months, and after being stuck in a rut for many months, finally,…

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Reminiscence of Roopkund Trek

Reminiscence of Roopkund Trek

 The Roopkund Lake The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. This certainly holds true for the Roopkund Trek. If you are inclined to adventure or are a first time trekker or just want a small getaway from the hustle bustle of your daily life,…

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Why to go somewhere else, when our India is so beautiful… RUPIN PASS PHOTO BLOG

Why to go somewhere else, when our India is so beautiful… RUPIN PASS PHOTO BLOG

Life Time experience… 8 days… rivers, forests, villages, waterfalls, mountains, greenery, snow falls, snow trek, lake, 15,250 ft summit, snow slides, temperature up to 5-10 degree. What else to ask more from mother nature. RUPIN PASS will offer us all the gifts from mother nature. My interest for trekking started from the mesmerizing trekking stories…

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What’s Hot in Winter Kuari Pass Trek Starting this November

What’s Hot in Winter Kuari Pass Trek Starting this November

For Himalayan thrillophiliacs it is hard to resist the magnetic pull of Kuari Pass under winter’s icy spell. Every year, come November, we open our first trek of the season on the marquee route skirting Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and twisting towards the high pass of Kuari. As the intense winter sun dances dazzlingly upon…

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Confessions of a Stok summitieer!!!

Confessions of a Stok summitieer!!!

There I was cribbing about the hot and humid March afternoon we were trying to slave through (although, I must admit, I would take on Mumbai humidity any day to that in Kolkata where we spent our last few years), when Girish (my besthalf) remind deem of the Goechala Trek we did in Sikkim in…

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PackWise: Some Scrumptious Eatables to Make Your Trek Extra Delicious

PackWise: Some Scrumptious Eatables to Make Your Trek Extra Delicious

There are umpteen number of things that make a trek special. Good company, great laughs, loves, smiling weather, but nothing quite as good as good food to have your happy hormones up and pumping! Because food is not just food, it’s a string to memory, a sentiment, and a spur for energy. When you come…

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“Last Crucial Hour Before The Summit: Mt. StokKangri”

“Last Crucial Hour Before The Summit: Mt. StokKangri”

Stok Kangri Expedition 2017 03- 13 July 2017 About Mt. Stok kangri Stok Kangri (6,153 metres (20,187 ft)) is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of northwest India. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 metres (11,844 ft) in the village of Stok and around 15  km southwest…

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Kashmir through my eyes

Kashmir through my eyes

Hello, I am here to describe my experience of my third Himalayan Trek and also third trek with Trek The Himalayas – TTH. This year I and my friend finally decided we would go to Kashmir inspite all odds. We booked Kashmir Great Lakes last year in august but could not do it due to…

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Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek

What is a trek? If you see the dictionary it will tell you that trek is to go on a long and often difficult journey. If asked I might have said something like this before, but now if you ask me I’ll say trek is an amazing and wonderful experience where we not just walk…

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Our First Himalayan Trek: RUPIN PASS

Our First Himalayan Trek: RUPIN PASS

Trekking in Himalayas had been on my bucket list for quite some time. Dream came to reality when my better half agreed to be part of the expedition this summer. After some research, we booked ‘Rupin Pass’ trek with ‘Trek The Himalayas’ (TTH) group for the 18th June batch. It is an 8-day trek starting…

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Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

What is your best moment in the trek? Why do you come to mountains? What did you take from the mountains and what did you leave in the mountains? These three questions were posed to us by the camp leader of Patar Nachauni (Uttarakhand) and we were asked to give our own answers without discussion…

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How Trek the Himalayas Reclaimed the Mountains with Green Trails Cleaning This June

How Trek the Himalayas Reclaimed the Mountains with Green Trails Cleaning This June

We step into Himalayan kingdom wonderstruck every time how boundlessly nature has gifted these terrains with beauty and resources. Mile after mile of never ending virgin greens, clean air full of oxygen, mineral-rich waters of mountain streams, wildflower carpet and strawberry shrubs—suddenly it is inexhaustible life all around! Then at a closer look, the junk-ridden…

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“Winter” Kuari Pass: When the TTH Recce Team Found the Quintessential Himalayan Snow Trek

“Winter” Kuari Pass: When the TTH Recce Team Found the Quintessential Himalayan Snow Trek

Kuari Pass today is recognized as a spectacular snow trek but only six years ago it wasn’t such a sought-after winter adventure. The trail, chockablock with powdery slush snow in the winters was casted out as an option for obvious reasons. Since no snow safe itinerary was sketched out, not many people ventured in these…

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PackWise: 3 Essentials you Cannot Miss When Packing for a Monsoon Trek

PackWise: 3 Essentials you Cannot Miss When Packing for a Monsoon Trek

Monsoon in the Himalayas holds a special charm for trekkers. Clouds hang low to touch and the patter of falling rain adds rhythm to walk. The valleys turn a glistening green studded with exquisite flowers and invites trekkers to cross mountain rivers gushing with glee. Take care to come prepared for the rain securing your…

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Update Your Calendar with Our Top Weekend Treks

Update Your Calendar with Our Top Weekend Treks

Tired of finding yourself among urban vacationers at posh and populated tourist spots every other weekend? Plan the next one off the common map for a different taste of holidaying. Just a few hour drive from around the capital city can take you closer to a number of interesting trek routes promising breathtaking mountain vistas…

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Our Roopkund Itinerary: Fail-Safe and Frustration-Free

Our Roopkund Itinerary: Fail-Safe and Frustration-Free

Our bags are packed for the post-monsoon season for Roopkund Trek, but the two differing itineraries for the Lake have got interested trekkers in a fix! Which one is fail-safe and frustration-free? Mountaineers Sandeep and Rakesh from the TTh house are here to clarify. The two itineraries– Itinerary A– Lohajung> Wan> Ghaeroli Patal> Bedni bugyal via Ali Bugyal>…

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Knowing Pangarchulla from a Distance: Visions from Another Trail

Knowing Pangarchulla from a Distance: Visions from Another Trail

The Lord Curzon stretch around Kuari Pass was still reeling from the unlikely vigorous snow of mid-March when we reached Gulling Top near the end of last month. At this juncture we found the Pangarchula Peak partially eclipsing our sky, rising like a shinning omen past the dark forests. A High Dose of Snow It…

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Pin Parvati Pass and Chandra Tal trek

Pin Parvati Pass and Chandra Tal trek

As the Pangarchulla trek in May ended up making me crave more for a more intensive trek, I started looking for a more intensive and longer trek than the one just done. I considered various options and finally decided on the Parang La trek, which is a crossover from Spiti to Ladakh. I was in touch with…

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SHRIKHAND MAHADEV

SHRIKHAND MAHADEV

Scaling the heights of Shrikhand Mahadev – one of the most challenging religious Himalayan treks in India. The whole experience is like an access to stairway to heaven. It is a magical moment as one reaches the top. It enchants the devotee with divine waves of emotions. Thrills and chills move you inside out, also…

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Kuari Conquered: A Lyrical Chronicle!

Kuari Conquered: A Lyrical Chronicle!

Far away, over the misty mountains cold, We embarked on our journey enroute winding roads. Up the hills, down the valleys, confluence of babbling brook passing by, Excitement set in, higher than the azure sky. Across the dinner table we all gathered for our first brief, 6-7-8 was fine by all, but for many no…

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Hampta Pass Trek – Himalayas Trek

Hampta Pass Trek – Himalayas Trek

“Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk.”   And got the chance to seek the answer again but not alone.This time with my best half.It was my second, first after marriage, high altitude Himalayan trek which I completed with my wife (first time doing…

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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

The Ardor for mountains pulled me to the pinnacle of the Himalayas, to explore beauty and serenity, which had always been a dream. Hence I peregrinated to the great lakes, which is located in Kashmir, India. The nearest airport to get here is the capital of Jammu & Kashmir, which is, Srinagar. The hiking base…

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My dream trek to Stok Kangri

My dream trek to Stok Kangri

My background I am a 39-year-old IT Professional with BMI around 22. I did only one easy trek (Har Ki Dun) before choosing Stok kangri. This looked foolish even to myself but I strongly believed that I can do it. Like majority of the trekkers, it is the height of Stok Kangri I fell in…

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MYSTRIES OF KEDARKANTHA

MYSTRIES OF KEDARKANTHA

Traveling to unknown places excites most of us, and moreover, gives us a sense of independence. I don’t want to write something about myself since that could be misinterpreted as being selfish, which I get a lot anyway due to my solo travel adventures. Traveling alone is truly something that can only be felt and not explained.  In…

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2017: A year of adventure

2017: A year of adventure

It would be great if people decided to make their years a little more adventurous. So, here we are, suggesting the best of adventures that you can plan for the whole year. Are you ready?. January: Brahmatal Trek Brahmatal reveals a heavenly facet in winter when the snow gently falls on it slopes. Be ready…

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चंद्रशिला से गुफ्तगू

चंद्रशिला से गुफ्तगू

चले थे मिलने अनजान लोगों से, सोचा था कुछ वक्त के लिऐ खुद को भुला देंगे, सोचा था एक नयी दुनिया बसा लेंगे, सोचा था नयी सोच से मिलेंगे।   अनजाने से उन लोगों से मुलाकात हुई, सब इक्टठे हुए और मजे की वो बात हुई निकल पड़े अपनी मंज़िल की ओर, और उस सफर…

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Roopkund Lake Trek

Roopkund Lake Trek

Date – 20th Oct 16 to 27th Oct 16 Trekking in the Himalaya’s is my longtime dream. I had done many treks in Western Ghats especially in Maharashtra. I do regular trekking in Sahyadri Mountains, but maximum altitude here is around 5400 ft. I want do something bigger and for that there is no better…

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Like a Mountain on My Back: Roopkund Trek

Like a Mountain on My Back: Roopkund Trek

After an year-long of waiting and planning, it seemed to be happening at last, the Roopkund Trek. Needless to say, Roopkund is nothing less than a roller coaster ride. The trail cuts across villages, dense forests and right to snow capped Mountain peaks. After some research my friend Abhishek Bansal & I decided to undertake…

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My calling for Kuari Pass in Winter

My calling for Kuari Pass in Winter

Where– Kuari Pass, Uttrakhand When– 19-24th March, 2016 Who- Rishabh Goel, a fourth year law student pursuing BALLB(H) degree from O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat. Why I chose to go for a trek I had been wanting to go for a trek for quite some time. And another thing I wanted to do was to…

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CHADAR TREK : THE TREK OF MY LIFE!

CHADAR TREK : THE TREK OF MY LIFE!

The Story Begins… Though everyone plans and increase the wishes in the bucket list, I badly wanted pull out at least one outta it and step into it! That’s how things started with me on this trip! A famous travellers blog gave me the spark for getting to Chadar and experience the beauty! Though I have never…

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Tryst with Hampta Pass

Tryst with Hampta Pass

A Travelogue of Trek to Hampta pass and Chandratal Lake & a visit to Tirthan Valley The climb was getting steeper, my pulse racing faster than a speeding train, the sun scorching hot and yet somehow the wind chill of the high altitude couldn’t go amiss. With each laboured step I looked up to the heaven, as…

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Stok Kangri Trek 2016, is stunning summit which thrills along the way

Stok Kangri Trek 2016, is stunning summit which thrills along the way

I stared gleefully at the Karakoram range in Pakistan. I shielded my eyes from the intense morning sun. At an altitude of 20,100 feet, the 8 AM sun looked brighter than ever! The combination of cold winds and blinding sunlight created unforgiving environment. I was exhausted, lacked sleep and hungry. But, I was ecstatic to…

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Chadar Trek – A Walk on the Frozen River ‘Zanskar’

Chadar Trek – A Walk on the Frozen River ‘Zanskar’

Participants: Warren Menezes, Sushant Gaikwad, Mark Garrett, Deva Kumar, Kajal Patel, Harsimran Singh Sangha, Biju Moothedath, Simarpreet Singh, Pawan Vashisht and Vishal Jhanji Trek Leader: Hardik  Trek Guide: Tashi Adventure company: Trek The Himalayas From: 05th February to 13th February 2016 About Me – Vishal Jhanji I hail from Pune. Settled here since eighties. Though…

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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hindi movie, Queen, was a remarkable movie for me. In this movie, due to certain circumstances, Kangana Ranaut, the actor who plays the main character, goes on an international holiday all alone. The movie is all about her different experiences, how she makes new friends, and how the experiences change her for life. After…

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The warmth of friendship … on the snow clad slopes…

The warmth of friendship … on the snow clad slopes…

Much like how children form transformative bonds when pitted against a particularly vindictive teacher, so do travellers when faced with the harshest teacher of them all, Nature. Kuari Pass Winter Trek, unlike all my other trips wasn’t a last moment, hurried plan. The call of the mountains had been heard long before, allowing enough time…

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My First High Altitude Trek

My First High Altitude Trek

5’4, 48kg, below BMI, very low tolerance for cold, can manage till 20C, very low tolerance for strangers, migraine prone, hard-core non-vegetarian. That is what my profile reads like. Yet, I enrolled with Trek The Himalayas (henceforth, referred to as TTH) for an 8-day trek to Rupin Pass, perched at a measly 15250 ft, with…

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Winter Kuari pass: Snowfall or summit?

Winter Kuari pass: Snowfall or summit?

Kuari pass which is also popularly known as Lord Curzon’s trail is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. Among all the Himalayan Treks, earlier in summer of 2013 I had done Har-Ki-Doon which literally means Valley of Gods. Har-ki-doon is situated at 12751 Feet and the route to it follows the banks of river Supin. As the…

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Roopkund Trek – The Memories of a Life Time…

Roopkund Trek – The Memories of a Life Time…

Trek Leader: – Sabyasachi Pathak Trek Guides: – Pushkarji and Kalam aka Kalli bhai Participants: – Naitik Dedhia, Monish Chedda, Monish Kothari, Rohit Bahiya, Aayush Daga, Raghav Singhal, Abhishek Gattani, Sangita Palod, Gaurav Jain, Nisha Sharma, Ketan Pandhi, Shivam Singh, Ankit Agarwal, Monish Shah, Sahil Shah, Sonali Bhagchandani, Viyomi Shah, Ekta Mohnani, Rupal Rathore, Ankur…

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Roopkund – A Mysterious Adventure

Roopkund – A Mysterious Adventure

Himalaya a word itself depicts its meaning, when heard generates altogether different vibes through your nerves. When Vinod and Gopal asked me about joining them for a trek to one of the popular summit in the ranges of Himalayas, without hearing much of it I simply said I’m in. “Roopkund” a mystery lake this was…

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THE ROOPKUND LAKE TREK

THE ROOPKUND LAKE TREK

Life till now has shown its various faces..ups and downs…love hatred…family…friends..but offlate i have come across a desparate desire to explore places i have never been.I should not particularly label it only as a desire..rather i have stepped into the stone and have actually felt the way it feels when u stand on top of…

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Chadar Trek Memories

Chadar Trek Memories

A little article of mine about the Chadar trek  : As I leave the warm and cozy confines of the terminal at Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport, and step onto the tarmac and into the frigid, biting wind of Leh, my legs are willing but my mind isn’t. As I slowly, reluctantly trudge towards the metal…

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Chader Frozen River Trek

Chader Frozen River Trek

My first trek, the Chadar trek was truly an amazing & magical experience. The combination of streaming water, slippery ice, snowfall, waterfalls, mountains, frosting breeze, clear skies and not to forget always below freezing temperatures definitely imprinted this adventure into my memory. It was a challenge while returning, but definitely do–able even for me, a…

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Top 10 Summer Himalayan Treks in India

Top 10 Summer Himalayan Treks in India

The Indian Himalayas gives a countless opportunities to the adventure seeking trekkers from all around the world, with its myriad landscapes and challenging treks. Here are the Top 10 Himalayan treks in India.  1. Rupin Pass Trek Rupin Pass Trek is one of the most sought after place for trekking experience, for those who are…

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The 20000 Air _Stok Kangri Expedition_My Experience

The 20000 Air _Stok Kangri Expedition_My Experience

                            The ‘Twenty -1000’ air – Stok Kangri Expedition: My Experience Prologue:TheBeginning:- Itwas a thought that made me took decision for a summit re attempt, yes a re-attempt. Last year’s failed attempt still fresh which had given me a lot of sleepless night. Though broken by last year early retreat from Base camp…

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Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

  This was my first Trek to Himalayas and was a life changing experience.I enjoyed being in the mountains and I am for sure going to take many more treks in the himalayas. Close encounter with the nature has made me a nature lover or I would rather say mountain lover 🙂   Climb Mountains…

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Roopkund Trek:Oct 2014

Roopkund Trek:Oct 2014

A small child of 8th standard around 11:30 PM was jammed alone in front of his black and white TV set. Surrounding was dark, night was quite cold and silenced disturbed due to some occasional snoring by his father’s sleep. Something amazing was going on in the mind and on the screen. It was a documentary running on…

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There is always a first time

There is always a first time

From my childhood, I’ve been a person who would stay 10 steps away from any kind of suspected danger. I was never a kind of person who loved adventure and I would never dare to venture out for any such activity. One night, as I was just about to sleep, I received a Whats App…

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Top Winter Treks in Indian Himalayas

Top Winter Treks in Indian Himalayas

Trekking in itself is a challenging journey on foot to scale the altitude of mighty mountains. Add to it the ambience offered by winters, and the challenge increases multifold. Winter Trekking in the Himalayas is usually from November till the end of March. It is not a favourite season of lethargic trekkers. But it is…

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A young adventurer’s paradise

A young adventurer’s paradise

Valley of flowers trek is an amazing trek located in a spectacular valley marked by tall mountains of Himalayas. In the Western Himalayas in Uttarakhand, the valley is placed just In front of Bhundyar Glacier pass, nurturing over 500 rare and wild species of flowers. Valley of Flowers is a magnificent place which attracts a…

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Revealing the mystery at Roopkund

Revealing the mystery at Roopkund

Trekking in Uttrakhand is popular not only in India but also all over world for the variety of treks it has to offer, from easy to difficult ones, gentle to steep climbs and diversified landscapes. One of the popular Treks of Uttarakhand is Roopkund Trek. Offering you overwhelming scenic views, this trek comprises the best…

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Goechala: The best of Sikkim packed in one trek

Goechala: The best of Sikkim packed in one trek

Trekking in Sikkim gives you a quite distinctive experience from the other treks of India. Goechala is one such trek that will give you an experience of complete Sikkim by letting you explore the majestic mountains, culture, unique surroundings, quick transformations of landscapes and rich flora and fauna. Apart from these it will give you…

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Why I choose Hampta Pass as my first trek?

Why I choose Hampta Pass as my first trek?

Located in the Manali region, with a gentle climb, the moderate trail to Hampta Pass offers different shades of beauty. Trekking in Himachal is always adventurous, challenging, fun and is very popular as it makes you feel as if you’re walking in a real magical land with a continuously varying weather. The panoramic view, alpine…

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Capturing the peaks at Pin Parvati Pass trek

Capturing the peaks at Pin Parvati Pass trek

Trekking in Manali is breath taking and gives abundant opportunities for a trekking enthusaist. Pin Parvati Pass trek offers a beautiful trail that soothes your eyes. Strolling in the foothills of Himalaya for just a couple of kilometers gives you a glimpse diverse sceneries and views. The hide and seek of cloudy and sunny weather…

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Learn all that they don’t teach you at top management schools at bagini glacier trek: Himalayan treks, trekking in himalays

Learn all that they don’t teach you at top management schools at bagini glacier trek: Himalayan treks, trekking in himalays

Bagini Glacier: A Quick Summary: Located in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, an amazing place to choose from Trekking in Himalayas. At an altitude of 14816 ft. it will let you have the appealing views of snow clad mountains of Kalanka, Changbang, Dronagiri. On the blissful trek tour of one of the majestic Himalayan treks you…

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Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK)

Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK)

Trek Name: – Winter Trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla (Sky Watch New Year – Skies from Kuari Pass, UK) Trek Duration: – 6 Days Base: – Joshimath Peaks Visible while on Trek Divine peak of Nandadevi, Nanda Devi east, Nanda Ghunti, Hathi Ghoda Parbat, Neelkanth, Dronagiri, Mukut Parbat, Mana Rishi Pahad & Chagbang etc.…

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Why is Roopkund trek recommended for Corporate Personnel?

Why is Roopkund trek recommended for Corporate Personnel?

Roopkund trek is perfect for you to dive into adventure while you soak in the beautiful sights around. The whole trail offers beautiful views that soothe your eyes. The sceneries effortlessly divert your mind off your office work and let you live in the moment. 1- De-stresser: Life in corporate world is quite stressful. A…

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Walking on Frozen River, Chadar Trek

Walking on Frozen River, Chadar Trek

The region that I am going to talk about and is known to the globe as Zanskar is located towards the south-east of Leh and is enclosed by the Himalayan, Zanskar ranges and mountains that border Zanskar and Kashmir valley. A brief proem as to how this trek became a reality- chadar trek rested in…

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Tranquility and placidity at Kuari Pass

Tranquility and placidity at Kuari Pass

With ever changing of Clouds, meadows, snows, stars (at night)…Life at mountains will always be changing…but Beauty of mountains never get reduced…It is always at its best People ask me and probably to all trekkers… “Why you have to pay the money to sweat it out at mountain”… I think The best way to answer…

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Mount Shitidhar: Winter Expedition 2013

Mount Shitidhar: Winter Expedition 2013

Picture: View of Solang Valley from camp Bakkarthatch  This year, Trek The Himalayas decided to start the New Year by attempting a challenging task, that is, to climb Mount Shitidhar (17,100 feet) located in the Dhaula Dhar Range of Himachal Pradesh. Mount Shitidhar is basically a trekking peak and thus needs no clearance from the…

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Roopkund Trek “Caught In The Weather Web”

Roopkund Trek “Caught In The Weather Web”

A beautiful passage through oak trees, sprawling lush green meadows, a turquoise pool surrounded by a circle of silvery snow, a majestic backdrop of snow-clad Himalayan peaks, the pictures of Roopkund presented a mesmerizing view. Situated at 4756 M (15,696 feet) in the lap of unbridled nature in Kumaon region, Uttrakhand, it formed a perfect…

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Idyllic Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Idyllic Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

It was that time of the year, when the mountains call and my heart starts throbbing, anxious to meet an old lover. After a delayed flight, I arrived in Srinagar in the late afternoon. Slowly my friends some old, some going to be new started arriving. Amidst, warm hugs and cordial hellos we all met…

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Stok Kangri Expedition

Stok Kangri Expedition

‘Everytime i go to the high mountains, I discover something new not about them, but about me.’ (Anatoli Boukreev) We had met just about a year ago, when our passion for the mountains brought our group together at Roopkund. The question after that was – What next? The allure of breaking the 20,000 feet barrier (about…

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Etiquettes in the Himalayas

Etiquettes in the Himalayas

The majestic Himalayas are a formidable barrier that protect the northern boundaries of our nation and prevent the cold dry winds of Central Asia from blowing across the plains of India. They perform innumerable functions and give people innumerable opportunities to trek and climb. But, the Himalayas is a very fragile ecosystem and we, as…

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10 tips that make Chadar Trek Easier

10 tips that make Chadar Trek Easier

Chadar Trek in the Zanskar valley is a very unique trek. The thrilling walk on the frozen river at subzero temperatures poses quite a few challenges for the trekkers. The beauty of the trek lies in the trail that meanders through the mesmerizing ravines and overwhelming canyons of the Zansker Valley.  To enjoy this trek…

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Stok Kangri Expedition – Ladakh

Stok Kangri Expedition – Ladakh

Stok Kangri Expedition – 4th Aug to 11th Aug 2012 About Stok Kangri mountain: Elevation: 6,153 m (20,182 feet) Stok Kangri is the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalayas in the Ladakh. The peak is located in Hemis National Park, 12 km southwest of the trailhead at 3,610 m (11,845 feet) in the…

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The Roopkund Trek: High in the Mountains

The Roopkund Trek: High in the Mountains

Delhi “I’m really looking forward to this trek, I want to live in the mountains permanently!” I said, tired of Delhi’s traffic. “Yeahwe can help you with that. We’ll make sure you stay with the skeletons in Roopkund”, Sarang said cheekily- as my mother looked on in astonishment,suddenly unsure if it was a good idea…

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A Moderate Trek to Har ki Doon

A Moderate Trek to Har ki Doon

Its a year end; I was planning to move out on some vacation. So I piled up time from my hectic schedule and put up my camera to glam up some exciting moments to adjoin them in my memory book. I turned round on some online sites which schedules adventurous simple trek for first time…

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Roopkund Trek (18th May 2014)

Roopkund Trek (18th May 2014)

“I had an inheritance from my father It was the moon & the sun I can move throughout the world now The spending of it can never be done” I always had an infatuation for Mountains…the lush greens, the snow the people have always been a matter of attraction for me. The allure of the…

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Rhododendrons Trek- Goecha La Trekking

Rhododendrons Trek- Goecha La Trekking

Everyone must have heard and studied in early days about the beauty and Trekking in Himalayas.  I had a strong desire which I thought that it will be fulfilled ever. But all I thanks to Trek The Himalayas that made my dream of goechala trek became successful and memorable. I can bet that there is no…

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Never-to-take things on a Chadar Trek

Never-to-take things on a Chadar Trek

How does a trekker start packing for the Chadar Trek? Make a list of ‘Things-to-take’ and begin by ticking it off in full fervor. But in the race of filling-in the backpack with ‘must-take’ things, they skip the ‘Never to take’ list. Surprised? Don’t be. Just browse through the list below and you’ll be surprised at…

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A Beautiful Climb – Stok Kangri Expedition

A Beautiful Climb – Stok Kangri Expedition

Stok Kangri is popular as the highest trekking summit in India, and that is the only reason I was fascinated towards it. As a frequent trekker, I have almost visited all the trekking destinations of India except Stok Kangri trek. So, this time I prepared myself for some tough expedition. I found Trek the Himalayas’s…

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An Enigma called Roopkund

An Enigma called Roopkund

The Himalayas have a reputation for putting the Human spirit to test. One moment you are exhilarated and ecstatic, the very next moment you could be dejected and crestfallen. Roopkund is a trek that takes you through a myriad of landscapes ranging from dense forests to lush meadows to snow-clad peaks. While the quiet of…

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To Be A Nomad

To Be A Nomad

It is over. I am back now, physically at least.  I had never been to the mountains before, or even seen snow. People had told meof the allure of the snow caps. I had wanted to see it for myself. Therewas just one other person in the group I was acquainted with when we started.It…

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Stok Adhura

Stok Adhura

Oh! What an expedition in the land which meets the sky. Itwas my first visit to Leh, a region mostly believed to be cut off from the restof the world but to my amazement it is more like a global destination and youwould find more international tourists then the Indians. Locally the culture isa mixture…

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Hidden Valley Bagini Glacier Trek

Hidden Valley Bagini Glacier Trek

At this sort of time every year I find my thoughts turning to the mountains for no particular reason. And today I wanted to share about a particular favourite of mine. There are a few places that are claimed to be most beautiful, or pleasing in some way- for me nothing quite matches up to…

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Bagini Glacier Trek

Bagini Glacier Trek

It was in the month of April, that we embarked upon yet another journey to the mountains, in an attempt to quench our insatiable thirst for adventure and to feel the ever-so-enlivening, adrenaline rush. This time we chose a place that offered us all of that and much more.And by “more”, I mean…much much more.…

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