12 most asked questions about Valley of Flowers Trek

Originally posted on Curated Experiences & Impressions!:
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…

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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

5 Important things to consider before undertaking Valley Of Flowers Trek

Originally posted on Curated Experiences & Impressions!:
Valley of Flowers, seems to have become the most sought after trek  in India over the last few years. I first heard about this trek in 2007. Being a nature lover, it captured my mind space and became a must visit place for me. After “last-minute” cancellations both…

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

5 reasons why Anker Astro Pro2 is the best Portable Power charging device for Trekkers

Finding a one stop solution for charging your devices on a trek is not easy. Not all devices are compatible when it comes to charging. Carrying spare batteries for each device can be frustrating. Spare Batteries are expensive. They also tend to discharge fast on treks.

Luckily Anker Astro Pro2 Power bank gives us hope. The second generation Powerbank may as well be what Outdoor enthusiasts are looking for. We give out 5 reasons why Anker Astro Pro2 is an expedition worthy power bank for Trekkers. … More 5 reasons why Anker Astro Pro2 is the best Portable Power charging device for Trekkers

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