River Rafting with Aquaterra Adventures on the Ganga River

How to save the Himalayas from our misadventures by Vaibhav Kala | Condé Nast Traveller India

In the interest of tourists and the environment, we need tighter regulation in the adventure sports industry, says Vaibhav Kala Statistics say that the outdoors is now nearly 70% of all leisure, vacation-based travel, globally. This has massive ramifications in a country like India–where guidelines are available, but actual regulation, monitoring and implementation are abysmal. Cause…

India’s best winter experiences: Condé Nast Traveller India

India’s Best Winter Experiences: Chadar Trek | Condé Nast Traveller India

Bundle up for a brutal and beautiful walk across Kashmir’s frozen River Zanskar. Used by locals to travel between Leh and Zanskar, the walk has now become a tourist attraction. It’s thrilling and incredibly dangerous, but the stark landscape is also stunning, with nothing around for miles except walls of ice almost 2,000ft high around you and vast stretches of ice underfoot. Sign up for an 11-day trip with Aquaterra Adventures.

Auden's Col Trek - Feature by Arun Nair | ChaiStops

The Relentlessness of the Auden’s Col Trek by Ashok Nair | ChaiStops

It was about seven years since my last trek into the mountains. Yes, I had gone whitewater rafting down the Brahmaputra but then other than it being an outdoor adventure, there was nothing in common with a trek. A trek is different. Mountains have a different aura about them. There’s an aloofness, a solidity, a sense of permanence about them that nothing else in nature provides.

Art on a Break: The Hindu

Art on a Break – The Hindu

While treks are one of the best ways to escape city life, they are also a great place to teach your child to appreciate nature through creative activities. Ask them to draw, paint or even make a collage of the leaves, rivers, insects and animals they see around them. Children love to identify different cloud shapes, and a journal is a lovely way to capture memories of the camp fire, the tents and all the little things that make the trip special.