• Pantwari to Nag Tibba(Uttarakhand) and more trek

    Nag Tibba has a beautiful and unparalleled view of the Garhwal Himalaya which makes it a popular trekking destination. With this popularity comes the bane of commercialisation and the loss of solitude. Still, you would be wrong to discard Nag Tibba as one for dilettante trekkers.

  • Nag Tibba (Uttarakand) trek diary part 3 of 3

    This is the third and final part of the Nag Tibba trek journal. Part 1 and P art 2  of the trek journal can be found here. In the last part we (Amit & I) had just reached Nag Tibba and settled in for the night with a Gaddi Dera.

  • Keeping your sleeping bag clean with a sleeping bag liner

    Sleeping bags are notoriously hard to clean. But there’s a simple way to keep your sleeping bag clean and hygienic while keeping yourself warm – Use a sleeping bag liner.

  • What is independent trekking?

    At inditramp, I am an unashamed proponent of independent trekking. However, I do receive a lot of emails (most of them from commercial trekking operators) that claim independent trekking is a foolhardy endeavour and it is irresponsible to promote it via this blog.

  • An eulogy to Ueli Steck

    “One thing Ueli Steck wasn’t and that’s a machine. Warm and at times surprisingly fragile. But not a machine.” — writer and climber Ed Douglas on Twitter

  • Meru film review – Of Giants and Men

    “So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for.” — George Leigh Mallory

  • Nag Tibba (Uttarakand) trek diary part 2 of 3

    This is the second part to our Nag Tibba Trek Log. You can find the first part here .

  • Nag Tibba (Uttarakand) trek diary part 1 of 3

    “As with all stories, let us start from the beginning…on the road to Pantwari”

  • George Everest House to Tibetan Hill (Uttarakhand) trek

    “To me there are few things more beautiful than colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind- sometimes waving gently, sometimes raging; a dance of shadow and light.” — Timothy Clark

    This short 1-kilometre walk brings you to not one but two viewpoints – over the Garhwal Himalaya and over the Doon valley. If you thought Lal Tibba near Mussoorie has the best Himalayan views, you’ve probably never been here at sunrise. The Greater Himalayan peaks are best seen from sunup to noon, especially on a clear day after rains. If you are in Mussoorie especially after a rain shower, you owe it to yourself to walk to this knoll at sunrise. George Everest House or Park House has an interesting history, just like its owner.

  • Decathlon Forclaz 50 vs 200 fleece. Which one to buy?

    Before we get started let’s meet our contenders. In the blue corner with the high collar and 100% eco-friendly design is the Quechua Forclaz 50. In the red corner featuring two zippered pockets and a full frontal zipper is Quechua’s Forclaz 200.