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Trekking to Chandrashila | A Frozen Memory

With the great Himalayan range extending to ten of its states, India offers immense opportunities to trekking enthusiasts. One such trek is Chandrashila peak, at 4000 metres, in the Tunganath region of Uttarakhand. To enjoy snow trekking adventure tour operators such as GIO adventures also organise trips in winters that takes one through beautiful rhododendron forests, a beautiful lake Deorital at 2438 metre, meadows, Chopta at 2680 metre that is also referred to as the Switzerland of India and finally to the Chandrashila Summit through the snow covered path. More


Valley of Flowers: Where the Wild Flowers Are

It’s a long haul to Auli from Mumbai, and my journey involves a two-hour flight to Delhi, six-hour train ride to Hardwar and a 300-kilometre drive along the banks of the Ganga splitting right at Devprayag to follow an aquamarine Alaknanda all the way to Joshimath before a final short climb to Auli. I stop over for the night at the superbly located riverside Himalayan Eco Lodge at Jayalgarh, a four-hour drive from Haridwar. GIO Adventures, which runs several.




Skiing with GIO Adventures Lodge at Auli

I felt as if I was walking through God’s own garden — a paradise of beautiful and quixotic flowers blooming as far as the eye could see, splashing the landscape in a riot of colour. “Fairies live here,” remarked my very able guide Bachan Rana very seriously. He seemed equally enthralled by the wild profusion. Miles of empty space echoed between the rugged high ridges and steep cliffs, which turned into lush green slopes, and descended into sinewy birch forests further below. We walked somewhere in the midway zone through fields of flowers, often finding it impossible not to trample on the blooms... More


The Kids Are All Right: GIO (Great Indian Outdoor'' Children Program Kshitij)

This year’s focus at GIO is on equipping the young tenderfoot with the skills for a lifetime of summers. In 5- to 7-day proficiency courses on river or rope skills, children will be taught everything from first-aid to paddling, portage, rapid scouting, rappelling, abseiling, valley crossing and rock climbing. A more ambitious multi-skill camp will also incorporate bridge slithering, trekking, cliff jumping, alpine camping and more... More


Trek to the Valley of Flowers

Between June and October, go on a six-day trek to Uttarakhand’s famous Valley of Flowers, located in the Nanda Devi Biosphere. What you will be rewarded with is the most stunning carpet of wildflowers you have ever seen. Home to 300 species of wild flowers including 45 medicinal plants, the valley is becoming more and more popular with each passing year, so make this trip now. The journey is equally interesting—you’ll pass quiet villages, brooks, lakes, and forests... More


For the Love of Adventure

Our adrenaline started pumping the moment we got an invite to take part in the Nautica Navigators-High on Life Rally. But the actual journey turned out to be a real test for the adventurous soul — for it required a lot of wit, energy and presence of mind to go through the entire rally... More


Ladakh's Markha Valley is a Summer Favourite for Trekkers. Su Deep Kohli Discovers Why on a trip to Markha Valley by GIO Advetures

The first part of the journey was stark. Mighty mountains rose bare and brown into the sky. The sun scorched my pale skin to a parched but sexy deep brown. And I got my first glimpse of the Indus River. It was muddier than any river I had ever seen. Tensing, our guide, taught me the word ‘jule’, pronounced as ‘joolay’. “Magic word”, he said. “It will get you anywhere with anyone. It means hello, goodbye, please and thank you.” I wished other languages were this sympathetic.... More


River Rafting at Jayalgarh, Uttarakhand - Himalayan Eco Lodges with GIO Adventures

River Rafting at Jayalgarh, Uttarakhand | Himalayan Eco Lodges More

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