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Author: Bharat Singh Bhadwal

Hiker, bikepacker & scientist. Beer brewer, coffee aficionado, dog lover, audiophile & DIY handyman. Cofounder inditramp & Poonch House. Tweets about trekking at @indi_tramp

Nathatop to Chorgala – A child and family friendly day trek

Chorgala and Shantigala are two lush green meadows and they are one of the best kept secrets on the Patnitop – Sanasar Road. Easily accessible via a short and easy trek from Nathatop air force station, they make an ideal getaway for the entire family.

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Trekking to Shankhpal – A perfect camping ground

Situated at an altitude of 2,897 metres, the Shankh Pal temple is just a few hours’ walk away from Sanasar. Shankh Pal is one of the best camping ground around Kud-Patnitop. It is pristine, secluded and provides a spectacular view in every direction. Inditramp takes a look to see whether this trek lives up to the hype.

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Climbing “Billo ki Powri”

“Billo ki powri” is 270 steps carved in rock face and it towers over Kud town. These stairs bear an uncanny resemblance to the straight stair over Cirith Ungol that Tolkien writes about in his book, The Lord of the Rings. Although the exact date of this landmark is debatable and lost in the shrouds of time, locals claim it was built by the former king of Chenani as a shorter and easier access to Batote town.

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Kalenji Kapteren Crossover – long term review

The Kalenji Kapteren Crossover is a low cut, lightweight trail running shoe. While similar to other trail-running shoes, they are ruggedised, especially at the toe, sides and midsole. In this long term review we put these shoes to a gruelling four month trekking test in the Lower Himalayas. How do they fare?

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