Cambria Sawyer

Hello (or "Howdy," as us Texans sometimes say)! If you haven't guessed by now, India is not where I was born, but I am finding my home away from home here trekking in the Himalayas and working as a Content Writer for Bikat Adventures. Back home when I'm not in one of my university classes, the city of Austin is my playground, and I spend my days drumming, taste-testing tacos and exploring the hike-and-bike trails. "What good is living the life you've been given if all you do is stand in place?"

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Rupin Pass trek Can you find the ten hidden gems of Rupin Pass Trek?
16 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Rupin Pass Trek Highlights   The trails of Rupin Pass are notorious for their ever-changing beauty, but what does that mean? Here's a glimpse into our top ten #TrailTreasures that reveal themse

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Rupin Pass trek Story of Healing Grass and Greedy Shepherd - Local Stories from Rupin Pass
17 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Local Stories from Rupin Pass Trek   We come to the mountains for the view and the sweat-earned bliss, but we weren’t the first here and we won’t be the last. Whose feet walked thes

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Rupin Pass trek Flora & Fauna Rupin Pass Trek Flora and Fauna
19 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

The Rupin Pass Trek Flora and Fauna   The mountains become our temporary home as we fall in love with them. But doesn’t someone else already live there? The answer is, yes. Actually, a

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Popular Treks Announcement What Makes Bikat Adventures' treks Safe, Fun and Educational?
19 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

  So you know you want to go trekking. Now what? You have your bag packed, your shoes tied and your enthusiasm in your pocket- but how are you gonna do this thing? There’s a zillion tre

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Gangotri Gangotri, the World's Greatest Trailhead?
31 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

I have trekked many places with these feet of mine and seen peak after peak with these eyes in my head. I have felt the burn in my thighs on the way up, the exhilaration at the top, the searing in my

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Kedar Tal Trek The Ultimate Reward: Kedar Tal's Day 3
31 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Have you ever heard someone tell a story like this? “Dude, and that day was really moderate and we did some things that were mildly challenging, but not too much, and then we just had a normal

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Kedar Tal Trek The Kedar Tal Trek Challenge: Are You Brave Enough?
01 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

The Challenges of Kedar Tal Trek   This ain't your grandma’s Sunday afternoon walk. Kedar Tal is rated as a moderate hike, but don't let labels fool you- this one is feisty, throwing som

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Kedar Tal Trek High on ROI: How Kedar Tal Pays you Back
02 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

A trek asks a lot of you.   You have to leave your comforts of home, spend a little bit, arrange leave from work, push your body to new limits and mentally encourage yourself to keep moving. Bu

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Roopkund Trek The Trek that Gives Back: What Roop Kund Means to Locals
12 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

“How was your trek?” Ah, the notorious question that all trekkers dread when they return to civilization. Loosely, it translates for us into something more like “tell me about this

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Roopkund Trek The Skeletons of Roop Kund have Something to Say
13 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

The Skeletons of Roopkund   Yes, there are skeletons mysteriously-strewn around this infamous lake. No, we still don't know where they came from or why they're there. Yes, after careful obser

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Roopkund Trek Why do I Need a Guide for Roop Kund?
13 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Let’s be honest- Roop Kund trek is definitely doable on your own. There are lots of trekkers so you won’t be isolated, dhabas along the way if your food supply runs low and rentable semi-

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Rupin Pass trek Fun Rupin Pass Trek Statistics
14 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Rupin Pass Trek - Fun Statistics   Okay so we know the max altitude or Rupin Pass and the kilometers you have to travel to get there, but just for fun, what if we mixed things up a little bit?

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Roopkund Trek No Fairytale Crap: Why I Don’t Want a Flawless Trek
15 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

“Dude! How was it??” They’ll ask you when you get back from your trek. “Everything was perfect! We had no problems or challenges and everything was pretty easy.” That i

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Roopkund Trek What 5 Things Make Roop Kund the Complete Package?
15 June 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

It’s India’s most popular hike for a reason During high season each year, thousands of adventure-seekers pack their bags and converge on the enchanting trail of Roop Kund for what I can s

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Cycling Informative Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition Manali to Leh Cycling Expedition is Epic and Challenging
03 August 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

  Let’s define “epic,” shall we?   Epic: adjective   I   ep·ic  I   \ˈe-pik\   Extending beyond normal or ordinary A

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Cycling Informative Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition Bring It On: Manali-Leh Cycling's Toughest Challenge
17 August 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Let’s get something straight: not all heroes wear capes. No, I’m not talking about Superman. For 11 days, while we cycled 561 kilometers awe-struck from Manali to Leh, I tried to find a

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Cycling Informative Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition The Manali-Leh Cycling Campsites are Legendary, Here's Why
17 August 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

Go to your bedroom window right now. What do you see? Is it an ancient glacier? No? Well, what about a timeless village hidden in a birch forest? Or a waterfall thundering at 4,000 meters, towering

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Cycling Knowhow Cycling Preparation Become a #BikeBoss: Everything you need to know about your cycle
04 September 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year, it’s that it’s okay to ask people for help. The humans we surround ourselves with are there to share in our joys and in our burde

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