Weekly trekking tales #10

Weekly trekking tales #10

Checking your phone could be ruining your health

Scientists are still figuring out the potential downsides of having the miniature computers known as smartphones forever in our pockets, but the research so far suggests that these devices are having a long-term detrimental effect on both our posture and mood. Read more


Chris Townsend's favourites

If you are planning to go abroad check out Chris Townsend's favourite gear of the year 2015. Chris Townsend's The Backpacker's Handbook won the Outdoor Writer's Guild Award for Excellence in 1993 and is a perennial favorite here at inditramp.


The coldest crossing clarified

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Life in Western Mongolia is an adventure. Training eagles to hunt, herding yaks, and racing camels are just a few of the daily activities of the nomadic Kazakh people. I spent a few weeks living with them and experiencing one of the most unique cultures in the world. Saddle up and enjoy the ride.


Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib


Hemis National Park

Not what we would call the best cold weather trekking clothes

Not what we would call the best cold weather trekking clothes

Despite the poor gear selection and preparation, Solo backpacker has an excellent time at Hemis National Park. Read about this camping trip in a two part series (part 1, part 2)



Grivel Figure 8 Belay

Grivel's figure 8 belay device now available on Flipkart for Rs 1400. Grivel features an asymmetrical curve that provides one side with extra friction and one side with less friction. It also has lightning holes for cooling and weighs a mere 65 grams.


World's loudest whistle

Storm which claims to be the world's loudest whistle, is available on Amazon India. Not only are these whistles incredibly loud but they are totally waterproof. Storm claims this whistle can be heard over a 1/4 of a mile through trees and over a 1/2 mile over water.


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Tip #4 - Minimising trail impact while trekking in the Indian Himalayas (infographic)

12 new year resolutions that will make you a better trekker in 2016

12 new year resolutions that will make you a better trekker in 2016