Dhaarna Kukreja

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Bhrigu Lake trek Bhrigu Lake : The trek with highest ROI
19 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If someone asks me about one good feature of Bhrigu Lake, I will find it hard to answer the question. Because there is no one good feature. In fact, there is a handful of attributes that makes Bhrig

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Popular Treks Informative Experiential Trekking Bhrigu Lake trek Bhrigu lake: A trek for millennials
19 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Browsing through your Facebook news feed, you come across your friend’s pictures who had just got back from a trek in the Himalayas. His stunning images from the trek make you green-eyed, but th

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Dehradun Tourist Attractions In Dehradun and Mussoorie That You Must Visit
29 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

One of the perks of going on a trek is that you get to explore a destination not only as a trekker but also as a tourist. Dehradun acts as a base site for many treks like Nag Tibba, Har ki Dun, and Ru

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Leh Ladakh Places that you must visit in Leh Ladakh
29 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Leh is a paradise on earth. No second doubts about it. The only reason why people go for a trek in Leh-Ladakh region is that of the astounding views it has to offer. Trekkers come here for Chadar trek

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Manali Top attractions to visit in Manali on your next trek
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Manali has always been a famous destination among backpackers and adventure junkies. The place has a lot to offer in terms of scenic views, adventure activities, and tourist attractions. Be it Beas Ku

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Yaksum Top attractions to visit in Yuksom when you are going for Goecha La Trek
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Yuksom, the ancient capital of Sikkim, is known for its alluring landscapes and snow-capped mountains. Regarded as ‘Third Eye of Sikkim’, the town holds a religious importance given the mo

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Popular Treks Informative Tourist Attractions Joshimath Sangla Top Attractions Around Sangla and Chitkul You Must Visit When Going for Rupin Pass Trek
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Sangla Valley is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful valleys in the country which is why it makes a popular destination among tourists. Set on the banks of Baspa River, one can enjoy the exceptional

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List How to select a perfect pair of hiking shoes
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Give a trekker a right pair of trekking shoes, and he or she can conquer any mountain. That being said, a pair of trekking shoes is the most important gear for a trekker. A trekker spends more time

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Mountaineering Packing List How to Pick High Altitude UV Protection Sunglasses
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

For an avid trekker, a good pair of UV protection sunglasses is one of the imperative items he owns in his ‘what-to-pack’ list for trekking. Ask any trekker, and he will tell you why the i

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Cycling Informative Cycling Coolest biking tours around the world to add to your Bike-It list
20 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

“Bikers don’t have a bucket list. They have a Bike-it list.” Every hardcore biker has an ambitious list of all the biking tours he wants to take around the world. Cycling is his co

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Cycling Informative Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition Why Manali-Leh Cycling is the next big thing for all the cyclists out there
20 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

It’s been a year since you joined the cyclist group in your city. You don’t remember exactly why you ventured into cycling. Maybe, it was mostly to break the ennui. But you know exactly w

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Popular Treks Opinion Trekking Why you should take your family on a Himalayan Trek for your next vacation
21 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

You ran into your neighbor, Sharma Ji, at the shopping mall where he told you that he was taking his family to Dubai for a vacation. Sharma Ji is all sorted. But what about you? Where are you taking

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Popular Treks Announcement Trekking Best Monsoon Treks in India You Should Do In Rainy Season
21 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Monsoons are that time of the year when the charm of Mother Earth is at its peak. Everything is more beautiful, greener, and cleaner than ever. Trekking in monsoons becomes much more fun. The flowers

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List 9 useful tips to keep in mind while trekking in monsoon
23 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Monsoons are no excuse for an avid trekker. Why would it be when he knows the best trekking tips for the monsoon. Exploring wilderness in the monsoon season is altogether a different experience. The h

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Popular Treks Announcement Trekking Best Himalayan Treks for upcoming long weekend in August
30 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

The long weekend is approaching soon. While everyone is busy planning their vacations, you are confused about what to do in the Independence Day long weekend in August.  And, if sitting at home i

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Popular Treks Informative Travel Options How Himalayan Transport Service is making Your Trek experience Hassle-free
03 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

One of the fuss caused during the trek is how to reach the base point. Almost all the treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, & Sikkim begin from a point far away from the last township. Before th

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Popular Treks Opinion Trekking How Trekking Helped Me To Turn My Modesty Switch ON
18 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Trekking can be a life changing experience if one takes it so. You do climb to greater heights but somehow the mountains keep you grounded. In fact, trekking is a kind of experience that takes you b

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Popular Treks Newsletter 2017 June Adventure Bulletin : June-July Updates
20 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

It gives us an immense pleasure to announce that Bikat Adventures have entered into the league extraordinaire after attempting our first ever Auden's Col Expedition. On 10th June 2017, 3 participants

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Pin Parvati Pass Trek These locations of Pin Parvati Pass Trek are similar AF to Game of Thrones
20 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

With Season 7 already been launched, Game of Thrones has really taken the world by its storm. And we have taken our fanaticism for the world-famous to show to next level by finding the counter locatio

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Popular Treks Informative Experiential Trekking Stok Kangri Trek These Exhilarating Photos from Stok Kangri Trek Will Get You All Stok'd To Take Up The Challenge
20 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If there is any trek that comes as close as being an expedition, then it is undoubtedly Stok Kangri Trek. With Zanskar Ranges to your south and Karakoram to the north, the 360 views from the top

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Markha Valley Trek 13 Reasons Why I cannot Wait to Go on Markha Valley Trek
31 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Ever since I have heard about the greatness of Markha Valley Trek, I can't wait to go for this trek. A blend of geographical diversity and the cultural goodness, Markha Valley is a perfect choice

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Watercraft Keep these precautions while crossing a river stream in mind lest you get drowned.
31 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Trekking is not just about enjoying nature. It is about many challenges you that you face during your time in the wilderness. While these challenges replenish your adrenaline levels, they also teach y

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List How to use a Trekking Pole : Benefits & Precautions
02 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

To use or not to. It is an unending debate when it comes to the topic whether to use a trekking pole or not. You will always find people divided into two groups- against and in favor of using the pol

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Healthy Snacks & Munchies You Can Have On The Trail
02 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Walking on a trail for long hours can make you hungry. What do you do about your hunger pangs while walking on the trail? For times like these, you crave for something handy to keep your energy bars

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Popular Treks Newsletter July 2017 Adventure Bulletin: July Updates
08 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Long Weekend is here! 2017 has been generous to us with so many long weekends in a year, which means so many treks to do this year. One such opportunity is approaching on the weekend of Independence

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Trailcraft Choosing a Campsite: 101 Guide for Campsite Selection on the Trek
10 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Choosing a campsite is like choosing your home. It is all about choosing a good neighbourhood, proper drainage system, water source and best scenic views around. Ever wondered how your trek leaders

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Bhrigu Lake trek 12 Things You Should Look Forward To On Your Beas Kund Trek
18 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

I had reached one day before in Manali for Beas Kund Trek as one should since traffic jams in Manali is a big bummer for your trek if you don’t reach on time. Excited about my trek, I was bomba

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Popular Treks Newsletter August 2017 Adventure Bulletin: August Updates
23 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello Mountain Lovers, How was your long weekend? The long weekend at Bikat Adventures was completely jam packed. With so many treks and expeditions lined up on the Independence Day Long Weekend, th

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Popular Treks Informative Trekking Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas
25 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

While most people are gaga about snow in the Himalayas, post-monsoon is a wonderful season to do a trek in the Himalayas. The skies get clearer, the views get even more astounding. The Himalayan lands

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Popular Treks Announcement Trekking The Beautiful Himalayan Treks You Can Do This Coming Dusshera Long Weekend
29 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Dusshera is just around the corner! And, if you have had enough of burning effigies of Ravana and looking for something different to do in the Dussehra long weekend, go for a trek in the Himalayas. G

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Popular Treks Opinion Trekking 8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life
05 September 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

While I remember all my school teachers who bestowed me with great knowledge and taught me lessons about life, I cannot forget to wish another greatest teacher I have met in my life- Mountains. Yes,

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Popular Treks Newsletter July 2017 New Batches of Roopkund, Rupin and others opened: Get details about the latest treks
09 September 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Monsoon is over. Finally! And you know what that means... The lions who were refraining from trekking in the Himalayas due to rains can finally come out of their dens :) You see, the Himalayas become

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid How to avoid and treat blisters on the Trek
29 September 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Foot blisters on the trek can make your trekking experience from awesome to awful in no time. The rough terrain and trails take a toll on your feet resulting in the blisters. Add dirt, sweat, and abra

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Popular Treks Winter Treks Opened, Photo Contest Results Out - Adventure Bulletin
09 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello, mountain lovers! Another long weekend passed. And those who chose to spend their vacation in the mountains were truly blessed. What’s next? Winter treks are about to begin in December

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Popular Treks Why You Should Not Wait Till Christmas to Go on a Himalayan Trek
20 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Mountains are fascinating. Every season, mountains don a new avatar and you cannot decide which one you are in love with. It is snow white in the winter season, lush green in Springs, and barren bea

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Popular Treks Going for Chadar Trek? Here is what all you should pack
23 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Chadar Trek is one of the most thrilling (read chilling) treks in Ladakh region and the single most popular trek in the winters. The beguiling beauty of Zanskar River is hard to resist for trekkers an

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Popular Treks Things You'd be Missing if You Don't Go To Brahmatal This Winter
24 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

I can’t say what Lord Brahma’s reason was to come to this place and meditate. Sure, the pulchritude of the trek was one reason. But curiosity should be your biggest driving factor to sign

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Popular Treks How to Combat Challenges faced on Chadar Trek
26 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Chadar Trek is one of the most fascinating yet daunting treks in the Himalayas. Period! The answer to ‘How one should prepare for Chadar Trek lies more in the mental preparedness than physical

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Popular Treks What All Things You Can Expect to Do on Kedarkantha Trek
30 October 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Kedarkantha is such a popular winter trek that it would be apt to entitle it as the Queen of Winter Treks. Knee deep snow in winters, mesmerizing view from the top, and the beautiful and easy trails m

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Popular Treks 4 days, 4 Winsome Campsites on Kuari Pass-Pangarchula Trek
17 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand is known for its celestial beauty and extravagant flora and fauna. I came to believe this when I went on a trek to Pangarchulla- Kuari Pass Trek recently. 5 days on thi

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Popular Treks Why Kuari Pass is also called Lord Curzon Trail
20 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

It is Day 3 of Pangarchula-Kuari Pass Trek. We reach the campsite of Gelaghad after 5 hours of arduous trekking walking through thick pine forests and climbing steep rocks. The treeline has disappea

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Popular Treks Calling all Youngsters to apply for Leadership Program with Bikat Adventures
20 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If you are an adventure enthusiast and a ‘born leader’, Bikat Adventures have just the opportunity for you. We are giving enthusiastic college students a chance to become a Leader who wi

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Popular Treks Why you must combine Kuari Pass & Pangarchulla Peak for best ROI
21 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

As you reach Gelghad on Kuari Pass trek, you will come across two paths. While one way goes towards Kuari Pass, the other heads to Pangarchulla Peak. You take the road to Kuari Pass, the road most ta

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Popular Treks What all peaks you see on Kuari Pass-Pangarchula Trek
23 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Kuari Pass is not just another winter trek. Sure you get to enjoy snowfall and build a snowman. What you also get on this trek is views of so many star attraction peaks of  the Garhwal Ranges w

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Popular Treks Snow-Show Has Begun in the Mountains - Adventure Bulletin November Updates
27 November 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello Folks, It's been long since I got in touch with you. Last month had been a little sluggish in terms of trekking due to festivities and change in the season. But we at Bikat kept ourselves

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Outdoor Equipment What equipment do we use on our treks and expeditions?
11 December 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Being an adventure travel company, safety is always our priority. Our motto is to provide our participants with a feeling of thrill and adventure remaining in the safety bounds. Therefore, we take no

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Popular Treks Fixed Camps? No. That's not the way to roll.
22 December 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

A lot of times we come across this question from trekkers about why we don’t set fixed camps on our treks like some of the trek operators have been doing. People think it is a smart strategy an

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Popular Treks How Highly Experienced and Ambitious Trek Leaders are Critical to Trekking Industry
26 December 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

You and your friend went on a same trek but with different trekking operators. When you both returned from the trek, there was a difference in your experiences. Your friend knew the names of the plan

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Popular Treks 2018 declared as Year of Adventure Tourism by Ministry of Tourism #AdventureBulletin
05 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello Mountain Lovers, Wish you guys a very happy and prosperous new year 2018! 2018 opened up with a golden moment for us adventure fanatics as year 2018 will be recognized as the ’Year of Ad

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Popular Treks Our Expedition Leaders - The Mountain Men
08 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

The Mountain Men, the disciplinarians, the trek runners, our expedition leaders are a crucial and proud part of the Bikat Team. These are the people who make your trek memorable and a great learning e

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Popular Treks Why You Should NOT Trek in Small Groups
09 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

I like to trek in large groups.  There is no fun unless there is no blaring Bollywood songs on their speakers. My eyes bleed out looking at the quiet and spacious campsites. There is so muc

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Popular Treks What is the Best Time to do Goecha La Trek
12 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

When we talk about the treks in Sikkim, GoechaLa trek tops the chart in the list of the most winsome treks in the region. The views of Mt. Kanchenjunga are gigantic and the vibrant flora and fauna of

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Cycling Cycling Knowhow Manali Leh Cycling Expedition How to select a Himalayan Mountain Bike - Beginner's Guide
18 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If you are a beginner and planning to get yourself a new MTB, then I know how bewildered you must be right now, my friend. What specs to look for? What brands to go with? How much do you need to spen

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Cycling MTB Clothing & Gear: What to Wear
18 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

MTB rides in the mountains like Himalayas pose many challenges for the riders like saddling uphill in thin air and harsh weather, riding downhill at high speeds in windy conditions, and negotiating th

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Popular Treks Har ki Dun or Kedarkantha? Which trek you should do in March-April
25 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If you are confused about which trek you should go for in March- Har ki Dun or Kedarkantha, your confusion is valid and relatable. While Har ki Dun- the valley of Gods is all about changing landscape

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Popular Treks Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer
30 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Are you too looking forward to summer season with great eagerness? For the snow to melt? For the life to revive again? Me too! The snow will begin to melt in the mountains, once again, reviving the

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Popular Treks Roopkund Trek Blogs
01 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Everything you need to know about Roopkund is compiled here in the blogposts.

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Popular Treks Rupin Pass Trek Blogs
01 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Rupin Pass Trek is a high altitude trek in Uttarakhand region. If there is any trek that gives close competition to Roopkund, it is Rupin. Each day, you are greeted with new surprises on the trek

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Popular Treks Stok Kangri trek blogs
07 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Stok Kangri is famous as being the highest trekking Peak of India. While people say there can be many such peaks like Mentok Kangri and others in Ladakh region but for a very long time, the official w

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Newsletters Leh Authorities recommends medical examination for Chadar Trek - February Edition
09 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello Adventure Seekers! Hope your new year started on an adventurous note for if happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventure should be the top priority. The purpose of life, afte

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Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition Blogs
16 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Manali Leh Khardung La Cycling Expedition is grand and most daredevil of all the cycling expeditions. It is a moment of proud when you bike 561 km for11 days to world's second highest motorable p

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Aspirational Expeditions Markha Valley trek blogs
17 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Markha Valley is one of the most sought-after treks in Ladakh region. The  remoteness of the region attracts many trekkers to its trails. The far-reachingValleys of Markha enclose rich fauna

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Popular Treks How to maintain Personal Hygiene on the trek
19 February 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Vanity goes out of the window when you are in the wilderness. One is in the mountains to survive in the simplest forms like the mountain men. Because that’s how Yeti is supposed to be. But tha

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Newsletters Inviting Applicants for Mt. Deo Tibba Exploratory Expedition - March Updates #AdventureBulletin
05 March 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Hello folks! Hope you had a colorful safe Holi. The summers are finally here. The snow will begin to melt in the mountains, once again, reviving the beautiful flora it had hidden beneath the frozen

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Contests Instagram Cycling Photo Contest Nominations 2018
02 April 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Instagram Cycling Photo Contest 2018 has come to an end. Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. We are elated to receive the zeal and participation from your side. While we announce the

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Contests Summer Trek Quiz Contest 2018
05 April 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

  SUMMER TREK QUIZ CONTEST Fun and learning never stop at Bikat! Get your brains scratching because here we come again with another Trek Quiz Contest. Participate in this season's Summer

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Contests Instagram Cycling Photo Contest Results 2018
10 April 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Instagram Cycling Photo Contest 2018 has come to an end. We are grateful to receive such a tremendous response to a contest which was first of its kind at Bikat. It is your participation and enthusias

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Popular Treks Top Winter Treks That You Should Go to This Winter
05 November 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Knee-deep snow, the brilliance of white sparkling in the sun, the frozen lakes, and the icy mist on the trees; everything about winters is so breathtaking.  Also, it's high-time you pegged your

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