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Category: High Altitude Treks

(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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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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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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Swati’s journey to Everest Base Camp

This is from our series: Letters from our travelers. Here is Swati’s Journey to Everest Base Camp during the first week of October. Enjoy!   The tallest mountain in the world is also a treasure trove of life lessons. Here’s an account of a trek to Mount Everest base camp and a fortnight in Khumbu, that changed…
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LADAKH – The “Doom” of Chadar?

In the heart of winter, as cold icy winds blow through the Zanskar valley in Ladakh located at 4500 m , the people that inhabit this region, eagerly pray for the temperatures to drop even further, for it is only with the freezing cold comes their salvation and an access to the outside world  …
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The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir Great Lakes is probably the most beautiful trek in India. With its pristine alpine lakes, vast colourful meadows and steep rocky passes, it has everything that a trekker could expect on a classic Himalayan trek. In my honest opinion, there are very few treks in India that are as beautiful as Great Lakes. The…
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Kilimanjaro – Reflections on the Mountain.

This August a couple of my college friends and I spent a week on Mt. Kilimanjaro. We were part of a group of a dozen that undertook the 6N/7D trek to the summit – Uhuru Peak – via the Machamé route. At 5895 metres (19341 feet) amsl, Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa…
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