How to Prepare for Chadder Trek: Tips to Avoid AMS, HACO, HAPO

The Chadder Trek order also listed some tips for proper acclimatization and avoiding acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACO), and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPO). Let’s take a look: Move slowly from lower altitude to higher altitude. If you fly or drive rapidly to 2,500 meters or…

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How to Prepare for Chadder Trek: Mandatory Medical Examination

On January 24, 2018, Deputy Commissioner, Leh signed an order to introduce medical examination for trekkers wishing to go on Chadder Trek. Here are the contents of the order: Responsibility of Adventure Tour Operators All adventure tour operators shall take all the trekkers to Sonam Norbu Memorial (SNM) Hospital, Leh…

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Hazratbal in Kashmir Himalayas: A Photostory

A Minaret of Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir

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Hazratbal at the banks of the Dal Lake is popular for aesthetics and its historical and religious merits. The mausoleum cum mosque, dedicated to Prophet Muhammed, is as sacred to the Kashmir Muslims as Golden Temple to the Sikhs. Hazratbal literally means a holy place or majestic place. 2016: The…

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The Nehru’s: A Pleasant Place to Stay in Srinagar

Pictoral review of food served at Shangraf restaurant in Srinagar

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Cost Box Room Suite Tariff on European Plan (EP) basis: ₹3,500 per night for two persons, inclusive of taxes Note: The hotel took one day’s tariff in advance. Food Aloo Matter: ₹125 Channa Dal: ₹125 Dal Fry: ₹135 Green Salad: ₹90 Kashmiri Saag: ₹100 Nadroo Palak: ₹150 Paneer Bhurji: ₹180…

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JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil: A Review

Twin bed room in JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil

JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil promises a good night’s sleep but does not ensure comfort of an attached bathroom. The guests cannot expect a lavish meal but they can enjoy the unpolluted Suru River and nude ranges of the Himalayas. Some of these ranges wear snow caps that…

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Amenities at HRTC Bus Stand in Manali

Advance booking and enquiry counters at Manali Bus Stand

Manali has a small congested bus stand within easy walking distance of the Mall Road and HPTDC Beas Hotel. The stand surrounded by haphazardly constructed buildings offers only basic amenities during daytime. Let’s check what to expect from HRTC Bus Stand in Manali. Office Information counters at the bus stand…

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A Glimpse of Pragpur Pond: An Ancient Water System

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Pragpur is a home to prag (pollen) that colourful blossoms produce in spring, an ancient water system, and old beautiful buildings. The people of Pragpur still maintain the ancient water system, consisting of a pond and nakki. Let’s take a look at the Pragpur Pond of the medieval village located in Kangra Valley,…

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