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Factors Which Influence the Effects of Outdoor Education Programs

Posted by treks-trips-trails on August 30, 2019 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (5046)

What is all this hype about adventure-based training?

In the mid-late 1980's and early 1990's there was a boom in the use of adventure-based training for purposes of corporate development? The novelty and excitement of a zip line and thrill of rappelling stimulated many possibilities for learning. But there were also the perceived risks, the challenge to get employees to participate, the cost, the time involved, and a lack of conclusive evidence. There was also no standardization or ...

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How to choose Binoculars

Posted by treks-trips-trails on August 13, 2019 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (3929)

Binoculars can be used for hunting, bird-watching, astronomy or watching the action at sporting events or concerts. However, not all binoculars are created equal, and being able to choose the right pair for your particular hobby makes a big difference in the long run. By knowing what to look for in a pair of binoculars and how to evaluate them, you’ll be able to make sure you get the right type of binoculars for you.

1. Choose binoculars with a 7x to 10x ...

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The wild Lahaul- Spiti valley by Swetha Tawker

Posted by treks-trips-trails on July 30, 2018 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (8518)

The Itinerary

Day 1- Chennai to Amritsar

Day 2- Amritsar to Chandigarh

Day 3- Chandigarh- Shimla- Kufri

Day 4- Kufri – Hattu Peak- Rampur- Sarahan

Day 5- Sarahan- Rampur- Rekong peo- Sangla – Rakchham

Day 6- Rakchham- Chitkul- Rakchham

Day 7- Rakchham- Sangla- Rekong Peo- Kalpa

Day 8- Kalpa- Rekong peo- Puh- Khap- Nako- Sumdo- Giu- Tabo- Dhankar

Day 9- Dhankar-Pi...

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Dos & Donts on the Trail

Posted by treks-trips-trails on October 9, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (7924)

There are lots of common sense lessons learned from years of trekking in the hills. Almost anyone who visits the Himalaya returns with a story of another tourist’s inappropriate behaviour or dress. To commit the occasional faux pas is inevitable when exploring foreign shores and local people will often make light of your indiscretion. However, taking advantage of traditional hospitality without understanding the implications, overt ostentation, disrespecting c...

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Trekking Grades

Posted by treks-trips-trails on October 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (7549)

Trekking Grades

Trek grades have always caused debate among guides and trekking companies alike, as what is simple for one person can be beyond comprehension to another. So instead of a single grade the GHT uses a multi-grading system. There are two major components, each split into three categories:

• Trail conditions includes the type of terrain you will cover, navigation difficulty, level of skills required...

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How to train for a high altitude trek 5 week program

Posted by treks-trips-trails on August 7, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (646)

Fitness required: You need to be in good physical condition before the start of a high altitude trek. You should be able to jog 3 kms in 30 minutes before commencement of the trekking expedition.

A word on fitness. A high altitude trek involves trekking on snow and skiing during harsh winter weather. It takes you to a high altitude of 12000ft  when walk...

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The Shoe-Sizing Guide

Posted by treks-trips-trails on July 9, 2013 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (709)

If the shoe fits, by all means wear it. But how do you know it's going to fit if you buy it online?

Many Web customers have experienced the disappointment of buying shoes online to later realize that the fit is all wrong. Although All generally have faith in their manufacturers' sizing recommendations, we also know that with all the different brands and factories out there, the shoes on offer might run a little larger or smaller than the manufacturer suggests. If customers know this, th...

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The Flora and Fauna of Himalayas

Posted by treks-trips-trails on April 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (972)

General information:

The Himalayas stretches over a distance of about 2500 km from the west to the east. It’s average width along the entire longitudinal extension ranges from 100 - 400 km. The vast area covered by the mountain range along with some fantastic altitude gradients result in the tremendous biodiversity of the Himalayan region. Vegetation and wildlife, both change according to the varying altitude and the resulting diffe...

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Posted by treks-trips-trails on April 17, 2013 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (1178)

Walking in the countryside for pleasure or sport. Usually meaning for a longer period of time than hiking.Trekking often refers to multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory. Many people who are trekkers engage in longer trips through entire regions of the world, using trekking as away of getting from place to place. It can be incorporated with a number ofother outdoor sports, such as rock climbing or backpacking.

Trekking is different from other sorts of t...

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Posted by treks-trips-trails on August 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (874)

Where can I find the model name on my tent?

 Each tent has a 2″ x 4″ white tag inside the tent door beneath the zipper stating which model it is. You can also find the model name on a small white tag by running your fingers along the edge of the rain fly.

 Is it better to roll or stuff a tent for a backpacking trip?

 By rolling, you can gently push the air out to make the tent more compact and to make it fit into the stuff bag. A roll...

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