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Leh Exemplifies Simultaneous Development of Community and Tourism

Labor serving the industry is not always local. It would not be an exaggeration if I say a large chunk of labor hails from different parts of India and Nepal. The tourism rupee generated in the district is, thus, shared with workers from far and wide. Continue reading

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to ISBT 43, Chandigarh
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to ISBT 43, Chandigarh

The ISBT 43 is the starting point for your Himalayan journeys. The terminus consists of thirty two platforms. Each platform hosts buses from a specific destination in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab. Continue reading

21 Opportunities to be Part of Active Journeys
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21 Opportunities to be Part of Active Journeys

World Expeditions, based in Australia, is hiring professional high-altitude mountaineering guides. British Antarctic Survey is looking for GIS experts. Continue reading

7 SAQs about HPTDC’s Leh-Manali Bus
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7 SAQs about HPTDC’s Leh-Manali Bus

The corporation offers beds and blankets in canvas tents on sharing basis at Keylong for a night. Each gender specific tent accommodates five guests. Permanent wash rooms in the hotel complex are common for all thirty passengers sharing the bus for the two day trip. Continue reading

Green Connectivity in the Himalayas: Solar-Powered Backpacks for Active Holiday Lovers
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Green Connectivity in the Himalayas: Solar-Powered Backpacks for Active Holiday Lovers

The solar backpacks of some brands are water-resistant whereas that of some brands are 100% waterproof. Continue reading

Stay at HPTDC Chandra Bhaga Hotel in Keylong
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Stay at HPTDC Chandra Bhaga Hotel in Keylong

The room was a sweet surprise, because the bright spacious room afforded a view of Keylong town and Kardang village surrounded by bare, snow-covered, and / or verdant mountain slopes. Continue reading

Hike to Kardang Monastery from Kyelong
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Hike to Kardang Monastery from Kyelong

Kardang Monastery in Lahaul houses a huge red color prayer wheel that contains a million pieces of paper, on which “om mani padme hum” (“Hail to the jewel in the lotus.”) mantra is written. Continue reading

What do Tourism Departments do to Capitalize on Adventure Travel Trend?
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What do Tourism Departments do to Capitalize on Adventure Travel Trend?

Australia launched Anytime Adventures Campaign with four interesting motives: (1) Explore without the Expedition. (2) Destinations without the Drive. (3) Fun without the Fuel Bill. (4) Action without the Airfares. Continue reading

Accommodation Alternatives in Alchi, Ladakh
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Accommodation Alternatives in Alchi, Ladakh

Limited hotel choices have an upside: no visual pollution, no overcrowding, and no unhealthy competition for local resources. Continue reading

Adventure in Job
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Adventure in Job

If you are fond of active travel, this week’s job list is perfect for you. The jobs give you an opportunity to work in mountains and wilderness, outdoor equipment sector, or accounts and sales departments of adventure travel companies. Continue reading

Accommodation in Leh
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Accommodation in Leh

Leh, the capital of Leh District, has more than 200 guesthouses and hotels. Only seventy nine (79) properties have web presence. There are no known hotel chains in the town. There are no hotels of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (J.K.T.D.C.) that offers accommodation in other parts of the state either. Luxury hotels (3 star or Deluxe A class) are very limited in number. Mid-end and budget accommodation options are plentiful. Continue reading

How to reach Phyang, Ladakh
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How to reach Phyang, Ladakh

You have four options to travel between Leh and Phyang: (1) Public Buses, (2) Shared Taxis, (3) Private Taxis, and (4) Two Wheelers. The fare ranges from INR 30 per passenger to INR 708 for four passengers. Continue reading

Is Motorbike Rental Up or Down in Leh?
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Is Motorbike Rental Up or Down in Leh?

In Leh, motorbike rent ranges from INR 600 per day for Bajaj Pulser-150cc to INR 1,500 per day for Royal Enfield-500cc. The daily rent witnessed 9-25% increase. Continue reading

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