Some of the best places that we need to travel are hidden under their own folds, likewise, we found Tilgan. Its the kind of location which not even exists on Google Maps, that’s for sure. 

Tilgan is a grassy sloppy piece of land located in the mid of Himalayan region near Manali. It took us 5 Hrs to reach this place from Jagatsukh Village. But when we reached here, we found the peace. Natural Sanctuary of Tilgan is truly something. Covered with timberlands from all directions. Displaying the gigantic mountain views. Crossing paths with a lot of streams. This place is what we need to escape from the world.

The trek to this wonderland was also one of the best we had in a while. Its not like something you go in alone. Trek to Tilgan, ways from villages, local residences, grazing animals in the woods – things that bring colors to the journey.

These are the things that generates some emotions in the way. And with courtesy to our trek guide we had 2 great dogs, that accompanied us while the trek.

After this experience, our company has decided to customize a new trek to “The Tilgan Trek”, which will be a 2 day exploration. The weekend trek, which will be released in the year 2019.” Let’s hope that goes well.

The things which will be promised by the trek will be – Trekking, Camping, Nature Sightseeing, Forest Walk, Bonfire, Food, and Memories. As for now, our team is working to craft this trek more effective to replace the old terrains of Himachal Pradesh. 

Tilgan - Hidden Gem of Himalayas
Tilgan – Hidden Gem of Himalayas

We feel to draft an article after our last trip on Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?  A general question that needs to be clearly answered after our last Manali Trekking Exploration

Hand on experience of Trekking Shoes or Boots – The Boot Tragedy.  

In during that trip, one of our co-traveler was wronged by a local shopkeeper to buy boots for trekking instead of trekking shoes. Because of which she suffered a lot during the whole trek. Her legs got swollen. Toes were in bad condition and some of us was covering her up.

The scenario she faced was major because of her shoes. Now, why? She was wearing a perfect boot – Hard sole, Leather made, with good grip over the foot and moreover a good price tag.

People generally misunderstand the concept of Trekking Shoes. The trekking shoes are made to be wear for a longer duration with vividness in the terrain to walk. They came with adequate grip towards the foot and floor. Specifically designed to provide you with support at ankle and toes. Also, to reduce the force of movement and absorbs somewhat of shocks.

She was so in pain that she even fixed cotton & bandages to support her feet inside the shoes, but that was not a permanent option. After that trip, we always suggest our guest have proper trekking shoes for multiday treks.

Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?
Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?

In India, we are privileged to have trekked for all seasons, which arises the query which one to be preferred – .

In our response, you must go for both treks. The experience will be absolutely different. Most people prefer summer treks because of Safe Environment and holidays also supports them. But, in the latest trends, people are now engaging themselves with winter treks also to experience the snow. 

In India, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are major landmarks for the winter treks. Chopta-Chandrasheela, Cheddar Trek [Frozen Lake Trek] and Kuari Pass Trek are some good treks of this time.

During Winter treks, one has less time to cover up the distance, more slippery slopes, views are gigantic but a lot of whiteness will be there. Summer Treks on other hand gives you lively views of greenry, forests, woods and allows you to travel with more daytime.

So, choosing a right trek is not that difficult. But we suggest, that you first go for a summer trek to be on safe side, then forward to a winter trek.

Also, to mention, winter treks generally require continuous physical check-up’s. So before planning a trip, you must be physically fit.

You can leave the queries to our comments section.

Which one is better "Summer Trekking or Winter Trekking"?
Which one is better “Summer Trekking or Winter Trekking”?