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Day trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund

An easy to moderate 4.5 kilometre day trek. Climb through a fir and deodar forest and walk along the Dainkund ridge. The mountain range to the North is exceptionally photogenic. This trek is child friendly, however, exercise caution at a couple of places along the Dainkund ridge. This day trek may be combined with various other treks that connect Dalhousie with Khajjiar, Jot and Chamba.

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5 simple steps to cleaner trekking trails

At inditramp we are passionate about keeping our outdoors and trails litter free. Studies show that people will pick up litter is if they witness someone else picking up litter. That is because peer group norms are a more powerful motivator than any other incentive. When reinforced constantly, peer group norms can result in behavioral changes.

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An emergency kit for trekking in the Indian Himalayas

This is the second in a series of three articles on what to wear and pack for a trek in the Indian Himalayas. In the first article we took a look at essential clothing items for a three season trek. In this second article, we cover items that should be a part of every trekker’s emergency kit when out hiking in the Indian Himalayas.

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Jia to Aadi Himani Chamunda. A child friendly overnight trek

The Jia – Aadi Himani Chamunda is a moderately difficult 7.4 kilometer trek near Chamunda (H.P.). This trek involves a moderate yet relentless climb. Shelters, shops and solar lamps dot the trail. The trail itself is partially paved and it is clearly defined. The relatively gentle and clear trail does not involve any technical skills or any precarious drops; the temple complex provides a dormitory and bedding for an overnight stay. All these factors make this an extremely attractive trek to complete with children.

 

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Chattargala pass to Sonbain Glacier – a novel and difficult route

Sonbain at 3130 metres is a day trek accessible glacier near Bhaderwah. Whereas the moraine covered approach to most glaciers is usually devoid of any vegetation; Sonbain glacier is a bit of an anomaly. The slope below the glacier is a natural flowerbed. After the monsoons, this slope erupts in a riot of purple, yellow and red colour flowers that makes Sonbain a vibrant and cheerful glacier to visit.

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Bhaderwah-Sarthal-Bani-Basohli Road Circuit

Bhaderwah is often called “mini Kashmir”. This September inditramp visits Bhaderwah to see if it lives up to this moniker. Join us as we explore dense forests, crystal clear mountain streams, awe-inspiring glaciers and majestic waterfalls in our September 2014 issue. We come back enchanted by Bhaderwah and its vicinity. Every nature lover must and should visit this place at least once in their lifetime.

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Patnitop to Sudh Mahadev Temple – A Day Trek

Explore colossal vultures, a tiger decked temple, majestic peaks and mesmerising views in this day trek. This 15 kilometre, moderate difficulty trek starts from Patnitop (J&K) and ends at the historical temple at Sudh Mahadev (J&K). It’s a long day walk over a defined trail with a sharp descent at the end. Water is available throughout this route.

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Trekking to a yet unnamed ridge over Patnitop

This difficult day trek along an unnamed ridge overlooking Patnitop shall challenge you with a tough climb and an equally hairy descent. The day trek starts and ends at Patnitop. The trekking route takes you though a forest, over boulders to a beautiful meadow and finally down a steep mountainside. Total distance is just over 10 kilometres and it takes around 5 hours to complete.

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