Tips for Trekking in Himalayas

trekking in the Himalayas

Is trekking in the Himalayas a marathon or sprint?

A marathon requires long time, whereas a sprint needs short time. Trekking in the Himalayas is more like a marathon than a sprint for nine reasons: 1.     Trekking devours energy Trekking requires more energy than simple walking. If you go for a sprint that itself a high impact activity, in ...
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When to trek in Himalayas?

Which is suitable trekking season to explore Himalayas?

You can trek anytime. However, remember that the Himalayan weather is a complex system that can even trick experienced trekkers. Each season throws different challenges and offers variety of sights to cherish. If trekking is an adventure, season-specific problems actually enhance the adventure quotient. The most suitable trekking season therefore ...
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Pilgrims walk the narrow trekking trail connecting Nauti and Kansuwa, two important destinations along Nanda Raj Jat, a pilgrimage that takes place once in twelve years in Uttarakhand, India.

What are the attractions of the Himalayan trekking trails?

As a result of wide altitudinal, latitudinal, and longitudinal diversity and extent, the Himalayas is a home to an assortment of physical and cultural landscapes. Many of these landscapes are challenging and unique due to remoteness and lack of modern infrastructure. These “backward” or, I should say, non-urbanized areas offer ...
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Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards

How Does Nepal Ensure Safe and Secure Trekking Holidays?

Nepal issues Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards to ensure safety and security of the tourists trekking outside the controlled/restricted areas. The TIMS records trekkers’ data that helps in conducting timely search and rescue operations (S&R op) in case of accidents and natural calamities and weeding out illegal trekking operators ...
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A tea stall enroute Sar Pass, a popular trekking route in Himachal Pradesh

Save cooking time while trekking in Indian Himalaya

If you are planning to trek along a popular route in any of the Indian Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh (HP) and Uttarakhand,  you can savor hot Maggi (instant noodles), omelets and tea, and / or ready to eat snacks, including biscuits, chips…, because locals build temporary tea stalls along ...
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Trekking shoes for pleasant trekking experience

4 Reasons to Buy Trekking Shoes with Ankle Support

1. Trekking shoes with good ankle support are a necessity for trekking in rough terrain and wilderness, as the support significantly reduces the chances of the ankle injury. 2. The shoes with ankle support are a boon for hikers / trekkers with poor balance and / or weak ankles. 3 ...
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Intelligent Planning Can Prevent PTD

Intelligent Planning Can Prevent PTD I remember, in one of my treks to the Himalayas, a team member openly confessed that “hangovers” of these trips always last for a few days after reaching home. And you may also be experiencing the same after a nice winter holiday. These post travel ...
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