India witnessed the most severe forest fires in a decade this year. Frequent surface fire is a matter of concern. These Forests of Uttarakhand have been repeatedly burned and is subjected to severe environmental damage. .With fresh rainfall, the fires have been completely doused in Uttarakhand. A total of 1,681 forest fires incidents in Uttarakhand, has claimed nine lives and ravaged 3,739 hectares of forest land. Now that the Forest Fires are under control, let’s reflect on 6 important lessons learned from this natural catastrophe. … More 6 lessons to learn from Uttarakhand Forest Fire
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
World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. India features 32 cultural and natural sites on UNESCO World Heritage list. Out of this illustrious listing, 5 comes from the Himalayas. We take you on a brief visual orientation of 5 stunning Himalayan Heritage Sites in India. … More 5 stunning World Heritage Sites in Indian Himalayas that will suprise you
A nonchalant looking rivulet moving down the Valley of Flowers is a raging force of nature. After it moves out of the flower-laden valley, it slingshots into a Grade 6 Rapid. Looking here at the sheer vertical drop of this river, it is definitely not to be messed with. About Pushpawati River The Pushpawati River originates … More The scariest thing at Valley of Flowers Trek
The popularity of Guided Trekking in India has seen an upward trend. While many trek organizers have learned the importance of keeping the trail clean, it has not translated into a success. Roopkund Trek is one that needs a breather from commercial trekking. Blatant big sized trekking has taken the shine out of this trekking hotspot. Do we need to rethink the way we trek? Read more to find out. … More Why Guided Trekking in India needs regulations
A Facebook picture post of the Garhwali Ranges from Ganges Canal around Roorkee outskirts took many people by surprise. How can these peaks (150 ‘as the crow flies’ kilometers away) be visible? Can this be real? Read more to find out. … More Is Roorkee Ganges Canal Mountain view for real?
When Royal Enflield launched the flagship ‘Continental GT’ bike, we asked to ourselves. “Can we get one built for the Himalayas?” Two years later RE (Royal Enfield) has heard the call. ‘Himalayan’ the first “Made in India’, adventure tourer bike is set to roll out in March 2016.
So what makes ‘RE-Himalayan’ a unique bike? Is it’s high ground clearance, strong suspension with long travel, and a torquey engine. Or is its capability of crossing river-banks, negotiate rocky, dirt road in the Himalayas.
High on anticipation, we share our thoughts on 5 reasons why this bike can be the best Himalayan tourer bike. … More 5 reasons why Royal Enfield Himalayan appears the right entry bike for Himalayan Touring
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
Looking back at 2015, we published a fair share of Himalayan blogs. They were well received. Now as we say farewell to the passing year, we want to recap our five most well received Himalayan Blogs of 2015. … More 5 Best Himalayan Blogs of 2015
This year’s prestigious Banff Mountain and Sundance Film Festivals showcased some of the most intense Mountain Documentary Films to be seen. Few of the movies stood out capturing the spirit of climbing in the Himalayas.
We list three most well-received Himalayan Documentary Films of 2015 and why you should not miss them. They are our most anticipated Himalayan Films as we wait for its release for Asian audiences. … More 3 most anticipated Himalayan Documentary Films of 2015