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6 Camping Etiquettes to Follow on a Trek

6 Camping Etiquette to Follow on a Trek

Hey fellow campers! Set for the trek? Make sure you do it right. Here are some reminders to have fun but stay in sync with the environment that gives you more than you can hold, oh-so selflessly. Here are 6 camping etiquette to follow on a trek. Stick to natural trails: Yes, we mean you ought to stick to designated trails – the ones that have been laid out for hiking or trekking. There is a reason they have been […]

7 Mountaineers of India

Seven Mountaineers from India

Scaling the peaks of some of the highest mountains of the world is no child’s play! It comes with a great degree of determination, stamina and mental strength. It requires days of preparation and perseverance. Many Indians have scaled the peaks and treaded the summits with pride. Here’s a look at some of the best-known Mountaineers from India.  (not necessarily in any order) Mohan Singh Kohli:   Captain M.S. Kohli was an officer in the Indian Navy as a part […]


5 Herbs That Keeps You All Rejuvenated And Energized During Your Hikes

Out there wandering the beautiful trails of nature? If hiking is something that fills your soul with peace, warmth and confidence, never stop. However, these gems from the hills of Himalayas are here to stand beside you while you hike the untamed mountains. Here we bring you the 5 herbs that keeps you all rejuvenated and energized during your hikes. Also will keep you buckled up from various unwanted health issues during your hikes. Ashwagandha: This plant can be your magic […]


5 Important First Trek Shopping Tips for Himalaya Lovers

Trekking time calls for some preparation. Of course, you need the soul and zest of an explorer, but something beyond that as well. Trekking can be quite overwhelming, especially for first-timers. Treading all the way up to the highest peaks is no easy task. Let us begin with the basics and give you some first trek shopping tips. Don’t worry, the shop till you drop slogan doesn’t apply here. Here are 5 important first trek shopping tips for you guys. […]


10 Unique Himalayan Animals That Are Worth Trekking For

The beautiful Himalayan range that spans different countries, primarily Indian and Nepal, offers challenging treks that unfurl gorgeous views. The Himalayas give an explorer an experience like never before. Be its picturesque landscapes, a local tribe, marvellous monasteries, it offers a trek of a lifetime. This heavenly abode is home to some of the most peculiar wildlife. Many trekkers tread uphill just to spot these beautiful Himalayan animals who have found peace and solace in this luscious range. 1. Snow […]


10 Most Common First Aid Techniques While Trekking

Trekking is a passion, a way of exploring nature, a means of connecting with the beautiful world around you. Let’s keep it at that as we stay ready to face all the challenges coming our way during treks. Just as there are rule-books for various activities, there are important ways of staying healthy and alive during treks too. Learn some simple first aid techniques while trekking, or better yet, just be aware of some of them and you will be […]


7 Ladakh Monasteries You Just Cannot Miss

Ladakh, the gorgeous high desert of India is home to many Buddhist monasteries. They are structures of architectural marvel and are abundant in number. It is no wonder that the land of high passes is also called the Mini Tibet of the country. When you do brave the tough terrain, you must make your way through to these monasteries. Here are the 7 Ladakh Monasteries You Just Cannot Miss. Phugtal Monastery: Situated in southern Zanskar, the Phugtal Monastery is nestled in […]


How to Deal with Wild Animal Attacks while Trekking

Trekking safety is an important aspect of concern. Medications, acclimatization, choosing the right trekking gear play an important role in dealing with trekking anxiety. However, the biggest ‘what if’ that surrounds the safety bubble on a trek is: what if you encounter wild animals while trekking? As tough as it may sound, you ought to stay calm and be prepared during wild animal attacks. Here’s how: Stay aware: Gather enough information about your terrain well in advance. Do your homework. […]


How to Select the Right Hiking Shoes

Shoes can make or break your trekking experience. Whether you’re hiking along well-paved paths or trekking through tough trails; ankle twists, toe blisters, and aching feet should be the least of your worries. Good shoes are synonymous to a good trekking experience. Here’s what you need to consider while selecting a good pair of hiking shoes: The right fit: Finding the right fit is really important. There is nothing worse than an ill-fitting shoe. Make sure there is just enough […]


The Famous Himalayan Flower: Rhododendron Benefits

All about Rhododendron: The Himalayas are home to a spring of flora and fauna. While there are countless species found in the belt, one of the most striking ones while trekking in Nepal is that of Rhododendron. Varying in sizes and colors, over thirty species of these are found in the gorgeous Himalayan stretch. Rhododendron benefits are known to man for long now. Found in abundance in Asia and spread through Nepal, many trekkers must have seen Nepalese children munching […]

Seven Travel - Adventure books to read on a hike

Seven Travel/Adventure books to read when on a hike

Is hiking literally all about physical fitness and preparation? *nod no* Doesn’t it involve a lot of mental makeup and emotional stamina too? *nod yes* Here’s some brain food for you while you are on your hike *smile please* While these books may not necessarily serve as guides to hiking, they are sure to feed that travel bug in you. If not, they serve as good reads. As you hike and take a break, flip through the pages and plan […]

Is it safe for women to go for a trek in the Himalaya

Is it safe for women to trek in the Himalaya?

A solo hike to the Himalayas can seem really intimidating, but not if you know how to take care of yourself. It’s okay to be a little nervous as these trails are not easy to tread, but as the jitters set in, you must know how to take of yourself too. Let’s make your trek a sweet experience to remember. Do’s Safety first: Remember, your safety is in your hands. Thus, do a thorough analysis of your travel plan and […]

What to Pack for Your First Hike in the Himalayas

What to Pack for Your First Hike in the Himalaya

Woohoo.. it’s time to embark on a new journey uphill. Your first hike might be the most challenging yet exciting one. Besides your mental and physical makeup, there is quite an amount of stuff that you need to take along on your first hike. Trekking to the Himalayas is no cake walk. The first time could be really overwhelming, especially when you are not prepared for it. Here’s a ready-reckoner of hike essentials that have been segregated into different categories […]


High Altitude Sickness & Medicines to carry on a High Altitude Trek

What is High Altitude? Mountain medicine recognizes three altitude regions that reflect the lowered amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. High Altitude ranges from 1500 to 3500 meters or 49211 to 11483 feet, Very High Altitude is within 3500 to 5500 meters, and Extreme Altitude goes above 5500 meters. Why worry? An increasing number of people are traveling to new heights and altitudes every now and then. In this case, we mean trekkers and hikers. A small percentage of them […]


How to Prepare for Your First Trek in the Himalaya

First Trek-Ready-Get Set-Go! Excited for your first trek in the Himalaya? Bet you have your backpack, shoes and daredevil spirit ready, but are you actually physically fit to take the leap? While there are a lot of factors to be considered before your first trek, let us help you get physically fit first. PREPARATION: Why?   Physical fitness is key to enjoying the trek to the fullest, more so for first timers. You have to familiarize yourself with the bout […]


Top Maharashtra Forts You Should Visit Before You Die

On land and ocean, the strength of stone stands mighty over years. The Maratha heartland is fortified by over 350 forts – the largest number in any state in India. Few of the Famous and unique ones are listed here. Many of these Hill forts make for excellent treks in the Sahaydris. Few of the Top Maharashtra Forts are listed here. 1. Pratapgad Fort Location: Mahabaleshwar Type: Hill Fort Significance: It is from here that Shivaji scored a victory against the […]


8 Tips to leave the Trail Green (+Bonus Tip)

As a hiker, you have a responsibility – to give back to nature what it deserves! That’s it; it’s as simple as that. Respect it, that’s all it asks for. As a hiker, don’t you think you should…?… 1. Leave no trace: Preserve the natural habitat as it is. Do not mess with or spoil the trail. Leave it for the others to enjoy too. As the common philosophy goes ‘take only pictures, leave only footprints’, don’t leave a trace […]

Murphy's law of cycling

Murphy’s law of cycling

 Law 1: The day after you wash your bike it will rain   Law 2: The light will turn green the moment you unclip   Law 3 – You will always puncture when you don’t bring a pump. You would have brought everything but a pump   Law 4 – When building a bike from parts you bought over the internet, there will always be a piece that doesn’t fit   Law 5 –  There will be headwind in both […]


Forbidden Mountains in India: To Climb or Not To Climb

Trekking all the way up to snow-capped peaks and high elevations is quite a challenge. However, you just cannot climb the summit of banned peaks, no matter how physically fit you are. By banned, we mean they are forbidden to climb – some of them for religious or spiritual reasons, some for political and the others because of the prevailing environmental or physical conditions. Mountains and mythological significance go hand in hand. Moreover, the Himalayan mountain range has held a […]


The Rule of Three While Hiking – Because It’s Always Safety First

Rule No 1: You can survive for 3 weeks without food Rule No 2: You can survive 3 days without water Rule No 3: You can survive three hours without heat Rule No 4: You can survive for 3 minutes without air Rule No 5: You should hike with at least 3 people This is because, if one falls ill, one person can go looking for help, while one can stay with the sick person to take care of him. […]


Why Hiking should replace all other Corporate Team Building Activities

A team that hikes together stays together! Yes, you heard that right. That seems to be the new mantra today, and why not? Hiking is replacing traditional team building activities for reasons more than one. If you work in a corporate set-up, wouldn’t you want to take up hiking to…Here are our reasons why hiking should replace all other Corporate Team Building Activities 1. Build a strong bond Physical activities like hiking help in building bonds with teammates that last […]


Is it Safe to Trek in Kashmir

Many people who wish to go for a trek in Kashmir have one question in common – is it really safe to trek in Kashmir? With a plethora of amazing trekking options including Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, and trekking in the Karakoram, Zanskar, and Pir Panjal Ranges, Kashmir is a trekker’s dream destination.  However, being in News for attacks by terrorists, stone pelting by ingrown militants, sudden curfews, and much talked about cross border infiltration and tension, this gem of a nation […]

Things to Take Care of while Hiking during Periods-2

Things to Take Care of while Hiking during Periods

Tick tock… tick tock.. and the clock strikes red! Fellow hiker ladies, you know what I mean, so this piece is just for you, things you should take care while hiking during periods.   HOW TO… Stay clean? Practice good hygiene.   Maintaining a good level of hygiene is really important. Carrying wet wipes is the best practice. It can be used to clean yourself up. Keep a fresh packet handy for wiping your hands off too. Post that, use […]


How Hiking in India is different from Hiking in Nepal

Hiking in India is different from Nepal owing to different weather conditions, varied terrain etc. This post is not to advise which is better but to show the difference in hiking styles to make it easier for you to choose.   The terrain and views: It is a well-known fact that there are numerous high summits in the world offering breathtaking views, and Nepal has eight out of the ten highest ones. Ranging from Mount Everest to other Himalayan sceneries, […]


Why is the Snow Leopard so Elusive?

The magnificent snow leopard: Snow leopard, the magnificent cat with its gorgeous fur is a mysterious animal. It is found in the Central and South Asian mountains. It can easily adapt to high altitudes, thus making the barren stretches and dry climates of the mountains an ideal home. The much sought after an animal of the cat family is an endangered species with about four to six thousand of them left in the world. It survives in cold climates with […]


12 Best Mountaineering Books of All Time

If you love Mountains and you are aspiring mountaineer, you should read these 12 best mountaineering books of all the time. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival -Joe Simpson In 1985, two young climbers, Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey) and Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron), set out to be the first to reach the summit of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They succeed, and the two embark on the treacherous descent down the mountain only […]

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