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3 Options for Traveling from Leh to Chilling

Chilling is a less frequented adventure travel destination. So, public transport service is limited. Mini buses ply between Leh and Chilling on Wednesdays and Sundays only. The bus frequency is just one or two per day. Continue reading

Can I fly from Dehradun to Gangotri during winter?
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Can I fly from Dehradun to Gangotri during winter?

You may fly from Dehradun to Gangotri during pilgrimage season (May-October excluding July and August). However, charter helicopter services generally do not operate during off season due to lack of demand and weather related problems. For example, heavy snowfall may interrupt travel during winter. Continue reading

Discovery and Launch of Adventure Trips in Himalayas in Nov 2014
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Discovery and Launch of Adventure Trips in Himalayas in Nov 2014

The new short easy route may reduce pilgrim traffic to the old route, a genuine cause of concern for Uttarakhand. The current host mulls over strategies to retain the business. The state may introduce a sky-trek, helicopter service between Dharchula and Gunji villages in the Kumaon Himalayas for the next Kailash Mansarover Yatra. Continue reading

6 Travel Portals Launched in November 2014
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6 Travel Portals Launched in November 2014

Helene Taylor rolled out Jobs in Travel Online (JITO) website in Australia. The travel job portal is designed to meet manpower requirements of hospitality, tourism, and travel segments. The new laptop, mobile, and tablet compatible website offers a platform for the interaction between prospective employers and employees. Continue reading

4 Recent Steps for Promoting Adventure Tourism in Himalayas and Beyond
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4 Recent Steps for Promoting Adventure Tourism in Himalayas and Beyond

The Himalayas fascinates video game developers like Ubisoft. The company sets Far Cry 4 in Kyrat, an imaginary place in the lofty mountain range. Continue reading

Thrillseeker: A New Adventure Trip Aggregator and Community
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Thrillseeker: A New Adventure Trip Aggregator and Community

Although the portal claims that the inventory has trips from across the world, search for Bhutan and Nepal delivered very limited options. I also searched the portal for the “Himalayas” in vain. Continue reading

Is Pilgrimage (Nanda Raj Jat) a Fundamental Right?
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Is Pilgrimage (Nanda Raj Jat) a Fundamental Right?

However, there was a conflict among viewpoints aired by different pilgrims. A group of pilgrims articulated an age-old tradition about distribution of free amenities: all of us like to oblige our acquaintances and people from our native places. So there were situations when an official (s) probably gave preference to pilgrims from his/her home town while distributing free amenities. It was a two-way process: pilgrims and officials did it with mutual consent. Continue reading

A Race to Bedni on Long Weekend
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A Race to Bedni on Long Weekend

Bedni is the last destination for short annual Nanda Raj Jat that starts from Kurad in August. The meadow dresses up in a virgin white dress during winter. The bugyal is also one of the main stopovers of long Nanda Raj Jat that takes place once in twelve years. Continue reading

Problems You May Face during Nanda Raj Jat
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Problems You May Face during Nanda Raj Jat

If you find a camping place next to the evening cultural program venue and / or the temple, loud beats of devotional songs, chants, and prayers will not let you sleep. I experienced the same problem. I could not sleep for a second in Koti because my logistics manager pitched the tent next to the night event venue, where the loudspeakers blared until 3:00 am. Continue reading

Hiking Itineraries Go Online
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Hiking Itineraries Go Online

As craze for adventure travel is growing, more number of entrepreneurs are joining the online niche travel information and package segment. Today we are comparing two hiking publishers from India and the Netherlands: Indiahikes and Hikable. Indiahikes is more than five years old, whereas Hikable is a new digital hiking guidebook publisher. Although they are passionate about the same activity, both are unique in some ways. This comparison offers useful marketing and competitive intelligence required to find new opportunities and market the business in growing adventure tourism segment. Continue reading

How to Take a Picture of Donkey
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How to Take a Picture of Donkey

A smiling face definitely makes a pretty picture. But can you make animals laugh? Or do they laugh? Continue reading

How Can I Earn while Trekking in the Himalayas?
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How Can I Earn while Trekking in the Himalayas?

If you are a reasonably good photographer, you can earn some money during Nanda Raj Jat, a religious adventure that take place once in twelve (12) years in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. All yatris want their and event pictures. They try to use their mobiles and basic cameras they can afford. However, there are three scenarios where you can help yatris: Continue reading

Recruiting Thrill Seekers
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Recruiting Thrill Seekers

Welcome back folks! Here is the Thursday’s job list for thrill seekers: Continue reading

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