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Take a Hike

Published: 06th July 2014 06:00 AM

Last Updated: 05th July 2014 08:45 AM

Trekking is big in the summers and now, women-only groups are set to conquer new terrains. Some of the new Himalayan Treks for 2014 are:

Great Lake Trekking       

Location: Kashmir

Date: July, 2014

The Walk: “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto.” If there is ever heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here! Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s voice still echoes in Kashmir. The Valley is the beautiful crown decked out on top of India. Kashmir has many amazing lakes which adds to its beauty. The twin Lakes Vishansar and Krishnasar makes the Great Lakes the idlest place for trekking.

Kalindikhal Trekking

Location: Garwhal,


Date: 26 July–9 August

The Walk: Kalindikhal Pass Trek, well known as ancient trek route in Garhwal Himalaya in Uttarakhand, is one of the most challenging and adventurous treks that covers a total distance of 99 km. The route of this tough trail starts from Gangotri and ends at Badrinath Valley.

Adi Kailash & Om Parvat Trekking

Location: Kumaon,


Date: 02-17 August

The Walk: Adi Kailash is considered Lord Shiva’s oldest abode. Popularly known as Chotta Kailash, it is a holy place on an ancient pilgrim route in the Himalayan Range close to the Indo-Tibetan border. It is similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet in its spiritual significance. Though in a very remote area, the darshan of Lord Shiva’s abode is well worth the effort it takes to get there. It is an area of great natural beauty, peace and serenity. Among the five abodes of Shiva, Adi Kailash is situated in Kumaon mandal in Uttarakhand. Om Parvat the miracle of nature is clearly perceptible. Snow lies on this mountain in the shape of a perpetual “Om”, the primordial sound. During this trek one gets an opportunity to view the peaks of Annapurna.

Holy Mt Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Location: Tibet

Date: 7-20 July, 2014

The Walk: Mt Kailash Manasarovar is considered the holiest pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Tibetans. For Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche, the navel of the world. For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the spiritual centre of the universe. The lowest point is supposed to be hell and its summit kissing the heavens, where Lord Shiva and Ma Parvati reside.

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