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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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