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Trekking – Long Weekend 2015 India.

Trekking – Long Weekend 2015 India.
Plan your Trekking Holidays with these Long Weekend 2015 India.
 
Plan your trek in himalayas during these long weekends 2015 India. Year 2015 is packed with three to four day weekend take few days off and you can go for perfect trek in the himalayas or on an adventure trip of your choice. Year 2015 will also give you an opportunity to plan a 10 day holiday to plan a trekking expedition or Leh Ladakh Jeep Safari for 10 days.
 
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Adventure Holiday Idea – Khati Village

Adventure Holiday Idea – Khati Village
Adventure Holiday Idea
Want to stay in a place which is closer to nature and away from all the chaos then head to Khati Village. Khati is a Village in Kapkote Tehsil in Bageshwar District of Uttarakhand State, India. It is located 20 KM towards East from District head quarters Bageshwar. 216 KM from State capital Dehradun.

Stay: Khati has PWD guest house and homestays

Best time to Go: April to Sep even Monsoons are amazing. Picture is in the month of August.

Khati is the last village on Pindari Glacier Trek and Sunderdhunga Trek

How to reach: You can hire a cab from Kathgodam Railway Station and takes around 7 – 10 hours to reach Saung Village from where one can start the trek to Loharkhet and next day trek to Khati village via Dhakuri pass and reach Khati and if road is opened then you can drive to Khati instead of trekking.

By Road
Saung to Bageshwar 36 km.
Saung to Almora 109 km.
Saung to Kathgodam 199 km.
Trek to Khati Village Base Camp Saung
Saung to Loharkhet 3 km trek,
Lohaekhet to Dhakuri 11 km,
Dhakuri to Khati 8 km,

Adventure Holiday Idea

Trail leads to Khati Village

Water Fall Near Khati Village

Water Fall Near Khati Village

View From Pindari Glacier Trek

View From Pindari Glacier Trek

 

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Hidden Treasures of India

Best places for travel and exploring in India which are not overcrowded with tourists.

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland 

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland

Dzuko Valley, Nagaland

The Dzuko Valleyis a valley located at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. This valley is well known for its natural beauty, seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna. Dzükou derives its meaning from the Angami/Mao word which translates to “Cold Water” referring to the ice cold stream that flows through the valley. It is situated at an altitude of 2438 m above sea level, behind the Japfü Peak located in Nagaland.

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal

Sprawling over 88 square kilometers of unexplored region, Neora Valley National Park is one of the richest biological zones in the entire northeastern belt of India. It was established in the year 1986 and till today, remains the undisturbed natural habitat of unique flora and fauna. The national park enjoys the distinction of being situated over one of the oldest reserve forests in India. Much of the region still remains unexplored, thanks to the inaccessible hilly terrains. Such is the luxurious growth in the area that even sunlight fails to seep in over some of the parts of the park.

Lonar crater lake

Lonar crater lake

Lonar crater lake

A lake created by meteor impact approximately 50,000 years ago. World’s third largest crater lake.

Gandikota

Gandikota

Gandikota

Gandikota acquired its name from the picturesque gorge (called Gandi in Telugu) formed between the Erramalai hills, which are also called the Gandikota hills.This place is also known as grand canyon of India

Abhaneri Step Well – Chand Baori

Abhaneri Step Well - Chand Baori

Abhaneri Step Well – Chand Baori

This is a lesser known tourist destination near Jaipur. Abhaneri Step Well is a water reservoir dating back to 9th century AD. It has beautiful architecture and maze of stairs. Its is around 100 kms from Jaipur in Dausa district of Rajasthan.

Sela pass

Sela pass

Sela pass

Arunachal Pradesh has several high mountain passes, but the standout among them is the Sela Pass. At an altitude of more than 13,000 feet, the gorgeous mountain pass connects Tawang to other parts of the country.

Touphema Village

Touphema Village

Touphema Village

Located about 40 km from the capital of Nagaland, Kohima is the Touphema Village. It is a cultural village where you get to know the traditional life of the Nagas in an intimate manner. You get to stay in quaint huts, enjoy bonfire dinners, cultural dances and more.

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Nohsngithiang Waterfalls

Also known as the Seven Sister Waterfalls, they are located a little distance away from the village of Mawsmai. The waterfalls get their name because they are a seven segmented fall. You can see seven separate streams of water falling down from the cliff. One of the highest waterfalls of India, they are spectacle during the rainy season, when they are in full flow.

Chemdey Monastery

Chemdey Monastery

Chemdey Monastery

This is a 1664 Buddhist monastery, approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. It belongs to the Drugpa monastic order and was founded by the Lama Tagsang Raschen and dedicated to King Sengge Namgyal.

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

Khajjar, Himachal Pradesh

This beautiful place bears a very striking resemblance to Switzerland’s topography, the well known romanticizing location. Khajjar is located at the foot of Dhauladkar , in the lap of Himalayas and is 2000 meters above sea

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa national Park _ Uttar Pradesh

Dudhwa National Park is the only National Park in the entire state. There are various species of wildlife animals and birds that can be seen here along with abundant natural resources and lush green vegetation.

Khatling glacier

Khatling glacier

Khatling glacier

Situated at the river Bhalingana’s source is the Khatling glacier , a panoramic site that just takes your breath away.From the glacier , you can see snow capped peaks and several hanging glaciers in the vicinity.

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Adventure, Photography, Trekking

 

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Government nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas

To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day.

Kedar-kantha-Trek

Kedar-kantha-Trek

“We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no phone connectivity. A policy is being finalised and it is likely to be announced on World Tourism Day,” a senior Tourism Ministry official said.

With the government nod, satellite phones-equipped tourists will be able to contact their relatives in case of emergency while trekking in the remote areas of Ladakh, hiking in Sikkim, or exploring the wilderness of the Himalayas spanning across in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling.

There is a long-standing demand from the industry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas. However, the official said there are certain conditions being laid down by the Ministry of Home Affairs for allowing satellite phones like monitoring of the calls made from these areas and the type of phones to be allowed.

Adventure Tour Operators Association founder member India Ajeet Bajaj said, “It will be a game changer for Indian adventure tourism industry as it will take the adventure related activities in the Himalayas to a new height”. About the proposed call monitoring provision, Bajaj said “we have no problem at all with it.”

According to the policy to be announced shortly, the adventure tour operators will be provided satellite phones by the government authorities for use and they would be responsible for its correct use as per the established norms. According to industry sources, the Himalayas attract about 2 million domestic and foreign adventure tourists in a year who go for skiing, hiking, camping and trekking. The number will go up with the satellite permission as the Himalayan ranges are missing many global tourists due to poor communication facilities. At present, the ministry is pushing adventure tourism in the country and announced several schemes like bearing the cost of 50 per cent fee of climbers trekking the Himalayas as part of the campaign,” 777 Days of the Indian Himalayas”, launched last year.

Source: Economic Times

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Trekking

 

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Winter treks in Himalayas

Winter treks in Himalayas

Here is the list of options for trekking in Himalayas during this winter season

Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek 2015

Chadar Trek 2015

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Kuari Pass Winter Trek

Winter Kuari Pass

Kedarkantha Winter Trek

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Kedar-kantha-Trek

Dodital Trek 

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Kedar-kantha-Trek

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Photography, Trekking

 

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Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek in Winters

Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means “High Altitude Meadow”. The Dayara Bugyal trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks in himalayan hill state of north India The Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. The vast meadow,Dayara Bugyal, is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. There is an immense possibility for Nordic as well as Alpine skiing since during the winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq/kms.

Best time for Dayara Bugyal trek:

Post Monsoon

Dayara Bugyal will be covered with lush green grass and alpine flowers of different varieties, if you are a person who loves greenery then from September to Mid October is the best time to go for Dayara Bugyal trek.

Dayara Bugyal in October starting

Dayara Bugyal in October starting

Dayara Bugyal Trek in December

If you want to enjoy the frozen waterfall, lake and solitude then this is the perfect time for Dayara Bugyal Winter trek.

Dayara Bugayal Trek

Dayara Bugayal Trek

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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Mountaineering, Trekking

 

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A Special Trek To The Valley Of Flowers

By Jai (written for Kissan’s Nature’s Friend Contest)

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trek-to-the-valley-of-flowers

The trek to the Valley of flowers is an experience you can enjoy with your family as the trek is along a well laid. Till Ghangaria the trek route is the same for the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. So, if you want to do this trek with kids you will get porters on the way who can carry them in a Palki(a sort of Palanquin). Your kids can sit in them or you can put your daypack and other supplies in them.

The second batch of Valley of flowers batch was a special one for me. There were two families who were joining us and they were bringing their kids along with them.

One family was from Gurgaon and were bringing their 8-year-old daughter Gauri and the other family from Nashik were bringing their son Avadhut who was 6 years old. Initially I was a little skeptical because this was the first time I would take kids for the Valley of Flowers trek. But I soon realized that my skepticism was ill-founded as the kids, to my surprise slowly but surely fell in love with the beauty of the Valley of flowers.

avadhut

avadhut

We started our trek early and hired Palki’s for the children. Throughout our trek both of them were very talkative and kept telling me stories about their friends and school. But after we crossed the first village,Bhuyandar, on the trek they started telling us that they wanted to get off the Palki’s and wanted to trek. So we relented as you so often have to with kids and they started the trek to the valley of flowers. But soon they realised that the trek was beyond their limits and we put them back in their Palkis again. After some time we stopped at a safe point where you can feel the river water. This was the time where I became acquainted with the exploratory traits of Avadhut. As soon as he was out of the palki he was unstoppable. He was jumping from one rock to another.

Through the trek I became very protective of him and always kept an eye on him. Generally I have seen that kids are afraid of ice cold water but Avadhut  was enjoying getting wet in the ice-cold water of the Laxman Ganga River. After spending about half an hour resting we continued on our trek to the Valley of Flowers. Avadhut was sitting comfortably in his palki while Gauri was walking slowly with her Mom and Dad during this phase of the trek.

 

The next day we continued on our trek to the Valley Of Flowers and after a short trek reached the starting of the national park(a big boulder and a stream marks the starting point of the Valley Of Flowers National Park). At the starting point Avadhut and Guari quickly got off their palkis in excitement. Their faces were blooming like all the flowers around us.The children one moment were dancing and playing in the drizzle in their ponchos and another moment were staring at the beautiful flowers in the park..They were so enamored with this Himalayan version of the Garden of Eden that they  threw a fuss when we were leaving.

 

blue-poppy-on-our-trek-to-the-Valley-Of-Flowers

blue-poppy-on-our-trek-to-the-Valley-Of-Flowers

This was a memorable trek to the Valley Of Flowers for all of us but especially for me as I had always been skeptical about kids that age being able to really appreciate nature. I was wrong.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Travel, Trekking

 
 
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