3 most inspiring cleaning initiatives on the Himalayan Trails you should know

Swatch Bharat initiative is as relevant for the Himalayan trails as it is for the rest of India. With a record number of people trekking, the waste management is the biggest mountain problem. But then again, mountains don’t create problems, people do.

The mountain waste mess can best be done by “We the People”.

We share with you 3 most inspiring initiatives of this season. We hope these success stories would inspire people to help the cause. … More 3 most inspiring cleaning initiatives on the Himalayan Trails you should know

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Can Shilajit help trekkers overcome fatigue and altitude sickness?

If ever, the near Immortal Superman sought an anti-kryptonite boost, Shilajit would be his savior. Speaking of the real world, we trekkers are only mere mortal, susceptible to fatigue and sickness. So can this Himalayan wonder herb help trekkers overcome common ailments? Read more. … More Can Shilajit help trekkers overcome fatigue and altitude sickness?

6 ways to avoid Foot Blisters on a Himalayan Trek

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

6 ways to avoid Altitude Sickness on Treks

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

5 trusted Trekking Guidebooks on Indian Himalayas

Finding a dependable guidebook on treks in the Indian Himalayas can be a frustrating experience. There are a plethora of cheap and up to date quality guidebooks on Himalayan treks in Nepal readily available. But when one looks for the same for Indian Treks, only a handful of them stand out from the rest. Keeping this in mind, here are Five guidebooks on the Indian Himalayas to consider. … More 5 trusted Trekking Guidebooks on Indian Himalayas

Why Buran Ghati Trek is difficult to set up in post monsoon season?

Organizing a Himalayan trek in less popular routes is not an easy affair. You have to work with your resources and collaborate with local men of the region. Setting up a trek to the remote valley of Buran in Himachal in Autumn turned out to be a disaster. Here I share a few of the lessons learned while organizing a trek to Buran Ghati. … More Why Buran Ghati Trek is difficult to set up in post monsoon season?