Ritvij Kumar

A nature lover, "argumentative" person, I work as a Partner at Bikat Adventures and love to explore. Have Led many trekking expeditions including the Roopkund, Mantalai, Dayara Bugyal, Dharwa top, Har ki Dun, and many others. Been saddling (on my Raleigh bike) for some time now and have claimed Manali Leh Expeditions twice, once unsupported and once as a lead cyclist amongst many other expeditions. Being a certified mountaineer, I feel at home in the Himalayas. These days, I am itching for a challenging expedition... Lets see what comes my way..

Articles by this Author
Trekking Apply to become an Expedition Leader with Bikat Adventures
26 January 1996 | Ritvij Kumar

This is the central role for our company and there is no way to directly join us in this role from outside. We do not hire for this job from outside but the role is the next step for those hired as A

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Trekking Nag Tibba Trek Experience Nagtibba was a bit strange this time !
01 June 2014 | Ritvij Kumar

When I was boarding the Volvo on Friday night, 13th Feb, it was a normal feeling to start with but then I met people on the trek that were special individuals and the experience ended up close to a No

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Trekking Knowhow Avalanches – Understanding the biggest wrath of snow
01 March 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

In the past few days, after an extremely saddening incident of deaths of our armed force personnel which was caused due to an avalanche, A lot was discussed in the media and somehow the whole accident

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Trekking Video Women Celebrating Women's Day
08 March 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

The video is dedicated to all women who have been to adventure expeditions or who want to explore this world. So just go out an make an experience that is unparalleled. The video features some of the

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Trekking Tirthan Valley Trek Experience Laws of the Jungle : A Weekend Trek to Tirthan Valley
20 March 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

Any weekend trek starts with a thought of taking a break for people who have been to treks and experimenting with the world of trekking to the new comers. However, eventually what both type of trekker

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Trekking Har Ki Dun Trek Opinion Har ki Doon : Complimenting The Geography With Mythology
18 April 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

Whenever you read about the Har-ki-Doon valley, you read about the mythical (or ancient..I am not sure) stories of Mahabharata. It literally means valley (Doon) of Gods or Shiva (Har). The Swargrohini

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Trekking Knowhow Mountain Illnesses
06 June 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

There are fewer areas in this information age where one finds more unidentified concerns than trekking, especially when it comes to High Altitude trekking. Have seen friends looking at their fingers

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Trekking Tips 5 mistakes that most trekkers make!
16 July 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

The trekking community is getting mature by the day and thankfully not all of us need to learn the way our previous generations did...by making mistakes! Sharing with you the top five on my list (inci

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Trekking Bikat Eligibility Criteria
21 August 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

How do you know whether you make the cut! First & foremost, we are not judges of your ability! The ratings are only prescriptive. Adequate or lack of preparation can change everything for an actu

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Trekking Goechala Trek Information Travel options for the base point of Goecha La trek (Yuksom)
07 October 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

Yuksom, a town that was the first capital of Sikkim, is the base point for this trek. Goecha La is one of the most scenic treks in India and Yuksom as the base point is like a cherry on the cake. The

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Trekking Knowhow 10 Mountain features that must be a part of any trekker’s vocab!
23 October 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

While the terminology used in mountaineering is decently complex but the features that I am going to talk about are mostly the common ones. When we go to the mountains, trekking or otherwise, we are a

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Trekking Har Ki Dun Trek Experience Har Ki Dun : River, Mountains & the Magic of Valleys
17 November 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

I have been to this trek twice, in 2011 & 13, and both times during the last week of Dec. This is a 4 day trek, starting from Taluka and ending at the Har ki Dun, witnessing some scenic villages on th

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Trekking Adventure Opinion Fake Notion of Adventure
10 December 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

I love definitions and hence will start with one, that of Adventure. 'ad-venture' literally means taking risks but when we talk of adventure travel, then it’s not about driving drunk on the highway w

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Trekking Chandrakhani Pass Trek News Brave survival of 7 students on the Chandrakhani Pass
14 March 2016 | Ritvij Kumar

Before the panic begins and trekking gets termed as “extremely dangerous”, let’s try to see what exactly happened at the Chandrakhani pass between 11th and 14th March 2016. A bunch o

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Trekking Opinion Acclimatization is not equal to 55 tablets of Dimox plus 20 liters of oxygen!
14 May 2016 | Ritvij Kumar

Fresh air and thus Oxygen has become so scarce on plains that people have begun to get scared without even going into the mountains. High levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in the city air has deposited carbo

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Trekking Friendship Peak Trek Experience Feeling strangely peaceful @ Friendship Peak… ..Was it in the name?
20 June 2016 | Ritvij Kumar

So the journey started. Every time I sit in the bus to the starting point of a trek or expedition, I feel as if a Start button has been pressed. The preparation typically begins many days in advance f

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Trekking Valley of Flowers – The trip that was not supposed to happen!
04 October 2016 | Ritvij Kumar

Kindly note that my write up here is completely personal. As a Trip Leader, what I did or said during the trip (with group members) is not reflected here at all. The write up totally not about what ha

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Trekking Bikat Rating Scale
10 January 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Rating a trek is not easy considering the fact that there are so many external factors (climatic) at play. However imperfect it may be, but we decided to at least put some structure to it. So we liste

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Trekking Travel Options From Around Leh
28 March 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Leh is a place that has become extremely popular these days because of a simple fact that it is like a key to the lock named Ladakh. Ladakh is such a wonderful destination for travellers, almost like

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Trekking Valley of Flowers – Trek or Yatra?
19 June 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Have you also been seeing those amazing pictures of the flowers and craving for the valley of flowers? Don’t worry! There are so many like you! And if you are thinking of spending INR 8000/- to

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Trekking Never Offload your rucksack - Its not just UNCOOL but also UNSAFE
06 July 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Trekking is not a leisure activity and one should never think of it as so. Many times, trekkers who come for the trek offload their rucksack on the mules because they are afraid of carrying so much l

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Trekking Catching AMS is easier done than said!
02 October 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Catching AMS is easier done than said! Don’t you feel so? AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) approaches everyone and unfortunately worst affected are the most experienced ones. They feel that they

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