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.