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Three things I love about Leh

Leh is doing the same. Leh is maintaining existing and creating new heritage attractions for tourists, travelers, and future generations. Many of these attractions are hidden in slim lanes and by lanes and / or crowning the steep rocky slopes. So, you and I can explore them on foot only, an age old way of doing and seeing the things. Continue reading

Adventure Travel News Diary: January 2015
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Adventure Travel News Diary: January 2015

As per the UNWTO Global Report on Adventure Tourism (October 2014), adventure tourism is not mass tourism. Adventure tourism can be divided into two main categories: Hard and Soft. This tourism can cash in on existing infrastructure. The report also reviews certification, regulation, and safety standards followed by the segment.

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How much profit can adventure travel companies  earn from snowfall in Himalayas?
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How much profit can adventure travel companies earn from snowfall in Himalayas?

Risk is a synonym of adventure travel and tourism. The risk is the attraction (challenge) that an adventure tourist try to visit (overcome) during the vacation. The snow based adventure activities are not for everyone. Thus, the market is small. A small market can generate limited revenue and profit.

If we are able to develop weather-proof eco-friendly electricity, transport, and water systems in the Himalayas, the mountains may draw more tourists, especially looking for soft adventure activities. Then only adventure travel companies can earn higher profits.
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Flip side of Nanda Raj Jat 2014
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Flip side of Nanda Raj Jat 2014

Therefore, pilgrims had to trek about five kilometers extra to reach Lata Khopadi, the designated camping site for the day. The pilgrims trekked about 21 kilometers from Shila Samudra (3,645 meters) to Homkund (5,200 meters) to Chandniyaghat (3,635 meters) (about 16 kilometers) to Lata Khopadi on the day.

Ironically, Lata Khopadi, a small camping site, was not mentioned anywhere in the brochure.
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eCards from the Himalayas
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eCards from the Himalayas

Making ecards is a creative process. We are trying to put our heart and soul into every mini project to create useful and beautiful cards. The multi-step production process takes lots of time, so currently our collection is small. Generally a greeting card goes through the following six stages: Continue reading

3 Options for Traveling from Leh to Chilling
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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

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