5 reasons why Kanamo Peak is not an attractive alternative to the popular Stok Kangri

There is a reason why Kanamo Peak is not considered as a worthy Himalayan trek-able Summit. While of late some Guided Trek Operators have been trying to position it as the next big summit trek in India. We find this as a questionable deal wrapped in pretty paper. Read more about why Kanamo Peak trek is not as attractive as the most popular trek-able summit in India, Stok Kangri. … More 5 reasons why Kanamo Peak is not an attractive alternative to the popular Stok Kangri

3 raw treks around Valley of Flowers that will surprise you

There are two types of trekkers. One that trek to Valley of Flowers and call it a day. The other who trek to nearby hidden lakes, passes, and high-altitude ice fields. Needless to say, there is more to explore around the Valley of Flowers than you think. We share with you three such Treks that let you experience the raw grandeur of Himalayas. … More 3 raw treks around Valley of Flowers that will surprise you

The Shimla Chronicles, retracing the Elizabethan trail to The Violet Hill

  When I think of Shimla, I recall images of white mist, rugged mountains and dark woods that only a child’s mind can see so vividly. At an adolescent age, I conjured up further images of dark, mysterious scenery. My time spent here were nothing less than a visceral amalgamation of childhood memories. Shimla is … More The Shimla Chronicles, retracing the Elizabethan trail to The Violet Hill

10 most asked Questions about Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass is the most glamorous Trans-Himalayan Trek in India. It is in the top five most coveted treks rated by experienced Trekkers. At the same time, the trek throws back quite a few challenges.

Based on our experience, we have prepared an FAQ on 10 most asked questions about Pin Parvati Pass Trek. … More 10 most asked Questions about Pin Parvati Pass Trek

4 lessons to learn from the current season of Chadar Trek

Chadar got a new level of notoriety for being a difficult trek for everyone. This year January was warmer than usual. The river had a low density of Ice. Water seeping over the Ice was a common sight on many stretches. Trekkers faced a harrowing time negotiating a poorly formed Chadar.

Historically, Chadar develops into its full glory from January on forth. For past couple of years, the trend has changed. Its formation is best seen from last week of January until end of February.

While we hope things to improve at Chadar, we list 4 lessons learned from the current season of Chadar Trek. … More 4 lessons to learn from the current season of Chadar Trek

How Depi Chaudhry Digital Maps Project can help trekkers in exploring the unexplored Himalayas

The magnanimity of mapping the Himalayas by a veteran explorer is turning out to be of a great help to trekkers. Difficulties faced in finding a detailed trekking Map of Indian Himalayas is going to be a thing in the past. This gives a good reason for Independent Trekkers in India to rejoice.

The first free version of the downloadable Map got a tremendous response. The anticipated launch of a GPS-aided Mapping software is going to be a game changer for explorers. Read more. … More How Depi Chaudhry Digital Maps Project can help trekkers in exploring the unexplored Himalayas

Why a product recall of a hiking boot is a good call by Decathlon

Decathlon India has come out in open and acknowledged a manufacturing defect in one of their Hiking boots. As per the Product Recall post on their website and stores, ‘Forclaz 500 High’ hiking boot owners are entitled to a full refund if the defect is detected. We investigate further on the matter. … More Why a product recall of a hiking boot is a good call by Decathlon

How irresponsible guerrilla tourism may cause more bans on trekking trails in Karnataka

There has been a stark increase of rogue trekking in Karnataka. The interest among people in exploring the natural habitat is high. Trekking is a responsible recreational activity. But what happens when such outdoor pursuits are chased recklessly with little regard for forest laws. … More How irresponsible guerrilla tourism may cause more bans on trekking trails in Karnataka

Everything you want to know about Dayara Bughyal Winter Trek but afraid to ask

It is hard to believe that Barsu to Dayara Bughyal, a mere 9 km trek can give you so much joy of trekking in the Himalayas in a truckload of snow. There are few spots in the Himalayas where a trekker can find a dream setting of winter snow-clad landscapes from day one of the trek.

Dayara Bughyal excels as an all round trek destination. It is high in our list of Best short Snow Treks in the Himalayas for this winter. We share all you want to know about this trek. … More Everything you want to know about Dayara Bughyal Winter Trek but afraid to ask