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My experience on trekking independently (without guides or porters)

I am writing this blog post to share my good/bad experiences while hiking in the Himalayas on my own. I hope it’ll be of some help in planning your trek. How it all started for me When I chose Chandrashila Peak to be my first trek way back in 2012, I wasn’t even aware that one could hire guides and porters for a trek. I … Continue reading My experience on trekking independently (without guides or porters)

Pure Explore – A Tool to Plan Your Trekking and Camping Holidays in India

A team of us have been busy the last few months working on a project called ‘Pure Explore’ which will make it easier and much cheaper for you to plan your trekking and camping holidays in Indian and Nepal Himalayas. This small blog consists of just a few posts and yet I get messages almost everyday from various trekking enthusiasts seeking answers to their doubts … Continue reading Pure Explore – A Tool to Plan Your Trekking and Camping Holidays in India

My independent trek to Roopkund, October 2014

I went for a solo Roopkund trek in October 2014. As all of my other treks too, I chose to do this without taking guides or porters. Below is my journal of the entire journey. Hope you like it! If you have any questions and would like to contact me, please feel free to message me on my Instagram: @mountain.affair Click here for the complete … Continue reading My independent trek to Roopkund, October 2014

Tips on how to take care of your trekking shoes

Below I share some tips on how to take care of your hiking boots during and after treks: Break in your new hiking boots: When you first buy your hiking shoes, wear them around the house and for short local walks initially. This helps in giving the shoes slight wear to them and mould around your feet before you embark on your trek. This also … Continue reading Tips on how to take care of your trekking shoes

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The less explored Kareri Lake

A group of us decided to hike to Kareri lake on our own. Yet again, no guides or porters. I have tried explaining the entire route in case you plan to do the same. But if you have even the slightest doubt on yourself, I’d strongly suggest you take a guide. If you have any questions and would like to contact me, please feel free … Continue reading The less explored Kareri Lake

How to prolong the life of your tent

When we buy a tent, we hope to make it last for quite a few uses. Below I have written some tips to prolong the life of your tent: Use a groundsheet whenever possible. This not only protects the floor of your tent, but also makes it much easier to clean it. I simply use the tarp which vegetable vendors in Delhi use to shield their … Continue reading How to prolong the life of your tent