Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Insider’s Guide to YHAI Trekking Camps in the Himalayas

Youth Hostel Association of India (YHAI) has been hosting trekking camps in the Himalayas for several years. I have attended a number of these camps. Today, I share my experiences and observations about these camps because many people ask me, “How good are these camps?” Here is the lowdown: 1.…

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GMVN Rahi Motel (Haridwar) Room in Disrepair

Room No 101 in GMVN Rahi Motel, Haridwar

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On September 8, 2014, when I checked in previously booked economy room (INR 660 per person, per night) in Rahi Motel by GMVN in Haridwar, I was disappointed. So I upgraded to the next level of room by paying INR 521 more. Room…

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Hotel Welcome & a Dhaba in Chamba: Okay Budget Options

Hotel Welcome, Chamba

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents On August 16, 2014, I spent a night in Hotel Welcome (Chamba), located on Mussoorie-Dhanolty-Chamba road, and ate meals at a nearby dhaba. Although both were busy, quality standards were non-existent. Here are more details: Hotel Welcome I walked in Hotel Welcome around…

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Accommodation along Nanda Raj Jat Route

Sleep options along the Nanda Raj Jat route in Uttarakhand

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents The Nanda Raj Jat route does not offer many accommodation options. This limitation actually has a positive side. The route has not become a touristy destination. Serenity of the trail is therefore still preserved. Do not worry. A loyal thrill-seeker can still find…

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Stay at Shepherd’s in Sutol

The shepherd’s wife cook dinner in her Sutol home in Garhwal Himalayas.

Adventure Travel Blog Magazine May-June 2016 Contents   On September 4, 2014, reluctance bruised expectations. Sutol was reluctant to spare a bed or a room for visitors because the Himalayan village was expecting the relatives who wanted to experience Nanda Raj Jat. My expectations of getting a bed for a…

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2 boarding and lodging options in Chilling

You have only two options for boarding and lodging in Chilling located on the right bank of the Zaskar River that receives the Chilling Nullah near the entry point of the 8-house hamlet. The nullah is bridged. Camping There is a camping site in the village. During July, lush wheat…

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