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Pantwari to Nag Tibba Trek Detail (with GPS logs and recommended trekking gear)

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. Inditramp explores every facet of Nag Tibba to bring you what's popular and also its unexplored coves and meadows. Whether you seek to revel in the company of others or plan your own sylvan trek, we have you covered in our comprehensive Nag Tibba coverage.

Our very own homemade, healthy and yummy Granola

Homemade granola is a healthy, comforting, and delicious treat. Most of the granola that one buys in stores is high in sugar content, contains unhealthy oils, fats, synthetic vitamins and unnecessary ingredients. Making your own mix at home is very easy and allows you control over the amount of sugar, oil and quality of ingredients. Plus you can change and play around with ingredients to whisk up a new batch of granola.

Stair climbing - the only home / office exercise to remain trek fit this winter

With winter almost upon us, our repertoire of exercises shrivels up to a few choices. In North India winter is often accompanied with fog. This makes cycling or even driving to the gym a dangerous expedition. However, hope is still at hand. There is one simple exercise that will help you maintain your fitness around the year, especially though the lean winter months. This exercise does not require any training equipment, systems, and fad diets which is mostly the result of marketing rather than a genuine effort to reach higher levels of fitness and well-being.

Decathlon's Quechua Forclaz 500 / Forclaz 100 High - Long term user review - Jack of all trades

Decathlon has recently renamed their Quechua Forclaz 500 Wenge boots to Forclaz 100 High. Despite this convoluted rename these boots, now in their third iteration, remain Decathlon India’s best selling trekking boots. Extremely popular with hikers on non-technical trails we have met many Indian hikers who swear by these boots. Yet, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” and therefore we put these boots through our most comprehensive and gruelling gear test till date. From sea level to 3400 metres, from Himalayan winters to Ghat monsoons, and from a razor sharp rocky terrain to mud splattered trails, we have used and abused these boots over the past year to answer one simple question: “Do these boots deserve their status as India’s most popular trekking boots?” Read our comprehensive gear review to find out.

8 winter trekking tips for the Indian Himalayas

Despite its extra challenges winter trekking can be fun. For starters, the air is crisp and the visibility is better in winters. With fewer people out trekking, there is far greater onus on serenity and self-reliance. This serenity may be addictive and it can be a boon for solitude seekers. Nevertheless, this solitude and harsh weather also magnifies any any mistakes made on the trail. These mistakes can have severe and in come cases, even fatal repercussions. In this article we compile a few tips and share some mistakes that we made during our 2014-15 winter trekking season. Our tips do not guarantee an accident free winter trek, but they will definitely make your winter Himalayan trek relatively stress free and definitely more fun.

Overnight Trek - Dalhousie to Chamba

This moderately difficult overnight trek extends from Dalhousie to Chamba. Along the way, you pass through the Pholani Devi temple at Dainkund and enjoy beautiful views from Chowari Jot.  An overnight camp can be made at one of the viewpoints near Chowari Jot or you can choose to stay in the only budget hotel at Chowari Jot.