The fact that this trek starts from a village called Chilling is an indication of things to come. With freezing temperatures of minus 30 degrees and a precarious walk on the frozen Zanskar river, the Chadar trek promises an experience like no other.
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.
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.
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.
Aquaterra Adventures completes 25 Years in 2020. Here is a feature which covers our small beginning in 1995 in Delhi and Rishikesh to a journey encompassing many continents on mountains and rivers.
Despite the huge economic impact of the Coronavirus, we want to remain cognizant of the huge public health challenge this is, and we hope you are all doing everything to reduce the spread and reduce pressure on the system. Please practice safe distancing to protect our elders and those with low immunity within our community. We hope this will bring the adventure industry together, closer than ever before.
One of India’s highest trekking peaks, Stok Kangri will be closed for the entirety of 2020-22. The Outdoor Journal reached out to the Indian adventure industry for comments. On Friday 6th December, The Outdoor Journal received news that Stok Kangri, the highest mountain in the Stok Range of the Himalaya, in Ladakh, Northern India, would…
From unreported deaths, to unsustainable human activity and environmental degradation. India’s national heritage is at stake. 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.
The mountains hold an inalienable appeal to most folks. These are places that we recommend should be on every adventure travel enthusiast’s bucket list.
India boasts of a diverse range of terrains & various mountain ranges. Mountains not only provide relief from the heat in cities, they also offer those with an adventurous streak, a chance to indulge in various sports & activities. Before you start planning your next summer foray, check out our May & June Adventures