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Har Ki Doon Trek

Har Ki Doon Trek

A winter wonderland and a trekker’s delight, the Har Ki Dun Trek is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. The thing that makes it an alluring trek is its accessibility both in summer as well as the winter season. Har Ki Dun valley is situated at the western flank…

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Goechala Pass Trek

Goechala Pass Trek

Goechala Pass Trek has suddenly taken boom in the trekking world. Despite its difficult grade, it is on every trekker’s bucket list. It is the only commercially successful trek of Sikkim and Kanchenjunga range. The trail is such that it shows all the prominent features of the Kanchenjunga range. Right from the most stunning, bright…

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Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass is choice of trekkers who want to explore more and try something challenging. At the height of 15,125 ft, Rupin pass is not an easy trek, yet it never fails to bring the hidden and the unseen. Interestingly, the trek route goes from Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh. Giant waterfalls, snow-bridges, hanging villages, Kinnaur…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Facing Emergencies at high altitude treks

Facing Emergencies at high altitude treks

Trekking at high altitudes in the Himalayas is a rewarding and an unforgettable experience. However, it is important to keep your safety in mind, just like we do. Weather conditions, altitude gain, fitness and other factors can make or mar your experience. You, as an adult, need to be equally responsible for your own wellbeing…

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Six Things about Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Six Things about Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great lakes Trek offers an experience that goes beyond imagination. It’s a moderate trek in the Kashmir Himalayas.  As the name suggests, the trail of the trek takes you along serene lakes: Kishansar, Gadsar, Vishnasar, Gangabal, Satsar and Nundkol.  The high altitude peaks offer vantage points that let you delve into the picturesque mountains…

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Trek to Mystery Lake- Roopkund Trek

Trek to Mystery Lake- Roopkund Trek

I am too delighted and excited to share the experience of my trek to Roopkund in North India. After reading the Roopkund Trek details in Trek The Himalayas website, I was convinced that this is best trek I could undertake and started for the same. The best time to visit Roopkund is April-May. After leaving…

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Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness

Some Fact about High Altitude sickness Generally Trekkers comes for high altitude Himalayan treks and they are not aware about altitude sickness. Trek the Himalayas has collected some information and our experience to share about altitude sickness to help Himalayan trekkers. Altitude sickness generally refers to a condition known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It…

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Dzukou Valley Trek (Kohima, Nagaland)

Dzukou Valley Trek (Kohima, Nagaland)

Dzukou Valley is a valley located at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. Its a spectacular visual treat of emerald green hills, lush forests, serpentine streams and myriad colourful flowers that dot the vast plain valley and its meadows. It is popularly known as “Valley of Flowers of the North-East”. It is…

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