Hiking with kids is a fantastic way to get out and about enjoying everything the Great Himalayas has to offer. The thought of walks with children can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. Here are our top ten tips for hiking with kids, to make your days out as stress free as possible! 1. Start Off Easy When planning

Trekking boots and shoes cater for a wide variety of terrains so it’s important to find out as much about the destination and weather you’re heading to, as this will help influence your decision. Your new hiking boots should be comfortable on your feet. This is highly important and cannot be stressed enough. Do bear in mind that some boots

Tulian Lake is a trekker’s delight at 11,001 feet in Pahalgam, J&K. It is the cleanest trek we have been to possibly because of low tourist population on this trail. It is not marked so it is preferable to hire a local guide. We trekked from Baisaran @ 11km (also possible to trek from pahalgam @ 16kms). We hired 2 horses because

Ravana is the most popular villain and Ramayana, the most believed in legend in India. In fact, for most people, Ramayana was real and so were all the characters including Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Hanuman and others. Regardless of whether it’s a mythical story or a narrative based on the happenings that actually took place, Ramayana does indeed convey

Little did I imagine I would backpack to Malana and Magic valley during my 13 day Himanchal trip. Moving in life without a plan. That’s the life lesson unplanned solo travel is adept at teaching us. There I was wandering the quaint little town of Jari in Himanchal. Waiting for my friend Ashish from Himalayan drifters to take me on one of the

Kheer Ganga is a romantic and energizing trek @ 13,052 feet in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is also famous as the Hippie-trippie trail of the magic valley. It is an easy drifting 11kms trek from Barshaini village which is the last motorable point. The best time to trek are the seven months from May to November. During

Bada Bhangal is a tribal village situated in the middle of borders of Kangra, Chamba, Lahaul, Mandi and Kullu districts of Himachal Pradesh with its population of over 750 is an important centre for the Gaddi shepherds who visit the surrounding valleys of Bara Bhangal with their huge live stock of sheep and goats mostly protected by Gaddi Dogs. Legend

Shikari Devi The Goddess at this temple is a manifest of “Kali”, which is a Hindu Goddess, this temple is said to be built by Pandavas during their exile. Ever since Pahari people have worship Kali in the form of Shikari Devi (Hunter Goddess). There is a legend that during the winters when the entire surrounding place is mostly cover