Good books on the Himalayas are hard to find. Books pertaining to the Himalayan inquisition are either not in circulation or come with a hefty price tag. Luckily The Himalayan Club Library in Mumbai comes to the rescue. … More How to find best books on the Himalayas to read
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In continuation of my previous post – 5 Important things to consider before undertaking Valley of Flowers Trek sometime back (read it here) I thought of answering another set of questions for wannabe visitors and trekkers to Valley of Flowers as well as Hemkund Sahib. In comparison, this post…
The restrictions of travel to Rohtang Pass has affected the Local Taxi operators and Tourists alike. The National Green Tribunal enforced restrictions on vehicular movement on Rohtang Pass has caused a hue and cry. While the local Taxi and Tour operators fumed in anger, the tourists were most inconvenienced. To improve the situation, we now have an online system of permits. Still there is confusion about how to get the vehicular permit and how it works. We try to answer the 10 most asked questions about Rohtang Pass permits and regulations. … More 10 most asked questions about Rohtang Pass permit & restrictions
The last thing you want is to encounter a Bear in a Himalayan Trek. With an increase in Human Bear interactions the best survival tip is to avoid them. But then sometimes a surprise encounter with the Himalayan Beast may be unavoidable. Let us get you up to speed on how to survive if attacked by a Himalayan Bear. … More How to avoid getting mauled by a Himalayan Bear
I am particularly fond of using Hydration Pack for outdoor pursuits like trekking and Cycling. During the winter season, the drop in temperature can be unsettling. Using a hydration Pack in sub-zero temperature can be difficult. The freezing temperature can cause your hydration pack to fail. The critical parts of the pack can become blocked … More 5 easy steps for using Hydration Pack in Winter season while Trekking
Trekking in the Himalayas does not come easy. The perils of foot soreness that comes with it are well known to trekkers. Yet I keep hearing from trekkers complain about foot blisters. The sheer neglect (and ignorance) give way to a very painful and unpleasant experience.
You got to play footsie with an unforgiving trail with tact.
We list 6 easy steps to help you avoid Foot Blisters on a Himalayan Trek. … More 6 ways to avoid Foot Blisters on a Himalayan Trek
People who get into doing a trek without planning the acclimatization aspect are susceptible to AMS more often. This is unerring for those who head straight to treks from far distances without considering a few basic things.
We list 6 ways you can ensure getting into a trek without any hassles including avoiding taking prescription drugs like Diamox. … More 6 ways to avoid Altitude Sickness on Treks
Diamox of late has become the preferred choice among trekkers. Many Trek Organizers insist their trekkers take a dose of Diamox before they come for the trek. We have listed five alternatives to Diamox in dealing with AMS in this article. … More 5 alternatives to Diamox for dealing with Acute Mountain Sickness