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(Complete) Chadar Trek Guide: Walking in -30°C on the Frozen River Trek

I have personally done the Chadar Trek Ladakh over 6 times in the last 7 years. I first did this amazing trek on the Frozen Zanskar back in 2014 and ever since have been leading groups almost every year.   Needless to say, they’re a few things that take me back every year. I often…
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The Gokyo Ri Trek: An awakening with the mountains.

We live in such interesting times! While the Nepal Government has closed its border, revoked all the permits for climbing/trekking in the Everest region and there is chaos across the world because of the growing impact of the Coronavirus: COVID-19. I decided to utilize my time at home by doing something productive. Self-quarantine time took…
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Layering Clothes: How to layer clothes for hiking (Complete Guide)

Layering Clothes is a fundamental concept all trekkers and hikers must know. It is a technique used by mountaineers like Conrad Anker to amateur trekkers like you and me. Fundamentally, Layering is several clothing items worn in sequence for protection. Layering works on the principle of insulation. Each apparel traps a certain amount of air…
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Coronavirus in India & its effects on Adventure Himalayan Treks in 2020

19th APRIL 2020 – Over the last one month, the rapid spread of Coronavirus has changed its status from ‘The China Virus’, to a PANDEMIC. It originated in the previously unknown (to the layman), “wet market” region in Wuhan, China. However, it soon spread to the rest of the world.  At the beginning of March,…
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The Goechala Trek: A 9-day trek in Sikkim to discover yourself

Whether you enjoy magnificent landscapes, nature & wildlife, adventure sports, food & culture, Sikkim will offer you all that – and then some more! Among the many pretty places to visit in Sikkim, The GOECHALA TREK has to be one of the best. With its perfect blend of natural beauty and vibrant culture, raw adventure…
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(2020) Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Introduction to The Roof of Africa

When you first look at Mount Kilimanjaro, standing high above the plains of Tanzania, it’s easy to understand why it’s referred to as the Roof of Africa. With Mount Kilimanjaro height at 5895 meters, this dormant volcano is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. And that’s why Mount Kilimanjaro Trek is famous among adventure…
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Irshalgad Trek: The Perfect Trek for Beginners near Mumbai

While driving from Pune to Mumbai, near Panvel, if you look to the right you can see a pinnacle, a vertical, pointed piece of rock. This is Irshalgad which translates to Pinnacle Fort (‘Irshal’ means Pinnacle and ‘Gad’ means fort.). Irshalgad fort is accessed through a beautiful trek known as the Irshalgad Trek.    …
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Kareri Lake Trek: The Best Himalayan Trek to take Your Child in 2020

As parents, we try our best to choose the best for our children. We give them the right experiences and hope they grow to be strong independent adults. Talking about experiences, how can I forget the mesmerising and adventurous Kareri Lake trek with my 6-year-old son? Trekking has always been a part of my life.…
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(Banned till 2022) Mt Stok Kangri Trek in Ladakh: All you need to know

A couple of days back I was looking to plan a trek in Leh. It was winter and I felt a sudden urge to go trekking in the mountains. Scrolling through my options, I came across an article talking about the ban on the Mt Stok Kangri trek in Ladakh. I immediately started reading as…
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A beginner’s guide to Acute Mountain Sickness

Picture this, you’re enjoying a beautiful trek through Nepal when suddenly your partner complains of a headache and feels a little dizzy. You get to your tea house and he doesn’t feel like eating anything. Sound familiar? He might be suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS. AMS is one of the most common risks that trekkers face…
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