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Brahmatal trek


The winter hikes listed here are suitable for hikers of all skill levels. These top winter hikes in the Himalayas will overwhelm you regardless of your level of experience with trekking or whether you are just starting out after scaling dozens of mountains.


1)     A relatively new winter trek in Uttarakhand is the Brahmatal Trek:

 The peak winter season makes it challenging to climb the snow-covered mountains. It is also not particularly difficult to scale, even during the colder months. While the Brahmatal trek is getting all the spotlight, let’s not overlook Bekaltal, another lake we adore. Bekaltal is another stunning site that is further down and is surrounded by dense forests. The lake has always been associated with the alluring legend.

The stroll into the forest on this hike is one of our best. It is much wondering if there is a coating of snow on top. Beautiful, although not totally covered, are the forests. You feel open because you can see far into the distance through the trees.

Each campsite on this walk is unique. Keep a look out in Gujreni for our camp. It is a charming retreat that is tucked away in a clearing. The campsites at Tilandi and Brahmatal are also great.


Elevation: 3,270 m

duration: seven days

Kathgodam-Loharjung-Bekaltal-Brahmatal-Daldum-Kathgodam is the route.

Best Time of Year: Mid-January to February

Highlights: Brahmatal Lake at the mountain’s summit, snow-covered jungles, and stunning vistas

What Makes It Difficult: There is a lot of snow on this hiking track, which could make your walk more difficult. So make sure you are dressed in several layers.


2)     Beautiful Campsites Surrounded by Giant Pines: Kedarkantha Winter Trek:


The Kedarkantha winter treks in Uttarakhand are well known for their charming campsites in clearings framed by enormous pine trees. The ascent and ascent through the lovely forest come to an end with an icing. The easy terrain makes it the ideal Himalayan winter hike. The ascent to Kedarkantha’s top is quite gratifying. The summit is clearly visible from the trek’s base camp. The world starts to open up around you as you set out on your trip in the early morning and gradually ascend the snowy slope.


The ascent is challenging. The gradient remains constant the entire distance. It also gets more challenging as you near the summit. But until you reach the summit, the enormous mountains of the upper Himalayas keep you company.

You feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment as you push yourself and enjoy the Himalayan views as you reach the summit. There is nothing like this sensation.


Height: 3,500 m

Time: six days

Sankri to Juda ka Talab to Kedarkantha Base to Kedarkantha Peak to Hargaon Camp to Sankri

Best Time of Year: From mid-April to the last week of December

Highlights include the Kempty Falls, Tons Valley, and Sankri campgrounds at Juda-Ka-Talab and Hargaon, which are encircled by tall pines and offer a 360-degree panorama of prominent mountain summits.

What Makes It Difficult: This is a simple hike, and the only things you need to remember are to dress in layers and be hydrated at all times.


3)     Winter Trekking with Dayara Bugyal: Into the Ski Valley:

The phrase “High Altitude Meadow” is known locally as “Bugyal.” With a total area of 28 square kilometres and the choice of Nordic and Alpine skiing, it is one of the simpler winter treks in the Himalayas. It leads you through some of Uttarakhand’s most stunning meadows. In the frigid winters, the abandoned shepherds’ huts offer warm places to dwell.

 Elevation: 3,600 m

time period: six days

Barsu/Raithal Village-Barnala Bugyal-Dayara Bugyal-Bakariya is the route Top

Mid-December through February is prime season.

Highlights: Meadows, ski resorts, and shepherd’s huts surround Barnala Lake.

Why It Is Difficult: This easy-easy trip is great for novices, but remember to pack the necessities. Additionally, make sure you’re exercising!


4)     Auli Gorson Winter Trek: A Quick Visit To The Alpine Eden:

 Auli One of the most picturesque winter treks in India passes through Joshimath and Auli on the way from Rishikesh to Gorson Bugyal. However, there is a bus that travels between Joshimath and Rishikesh. Utilizing a ropeway, you’ll go from Joshimath to Auli. Auli and Gorson make up the bulk of the route. The Nanda Devi summit, oak and deodar trees, and other natural features make this short journey even more rewarding.


Altitude: 3050 m

duration: six days

Rishikesh to Joshimath, Auli, and Gorson Bugyal is the route

Best Time: From November to Mid-March

The campfire at Rishikesh Base Camp, the breathtaking view of Nanda Devi, and the Ski Valley at Auli, one of the top skiing areas in India, are among the highlights.

What Makes It Difficult: Because this area gets a lot of snow in the winter, you can run into some problems. You may also notice a weak wind and a drop in temperature.


5)     Nag Tibba Winter Trek: Visit Nag Devta’s        Home:

Nag Tibba is not just a beginner-friendly location for Himalayan winter treks in December and the surrounding months, but it is also a Hindu pilgrimage site to the shrine of Nag Deva (Snake God). The trek leaves from Dehradun and passes through the isolated towns and scenery of Pantwari, Nagtibba, Devalsari, and Thatyur.


3.050 m above sea level

Countdown: 5 days

Route: Devalsari-Thatyur-Pantwari-Nagtibba-Dehradun

Mid-November to March are the ideal months.

Highlights: The shrine of Nag Tibba, the Swargarohini and Nanda Devi peaks, and the surrounding distant villages may all be seen from Thatyur.

Why It Is Difficult: Participating in this hike is not too challenging. However, the walk would take you through a section of dense forest where you would need to exercise some caution.




How to Plan a Honeymoon on a Budget



Organizing a wedding is a big outlay. Although it is once in a lifetime and you think it is worth it, there are also ways to reduce expenses. If you do not want to skimp on the banquet, you can do it with the honeymoon. And enjoy a honeymoon on a budget.

It is not necessary to choose a very expensive destination if it is not the moment. You will have time to make that trip in all that life together that awaits you. Nor do you carry souvenir bags for all your friends and family.

So, can you have a great honeymoon for little money? Of course!

In fact, the most expensive trips are not always the most enjoyed. Surely your parents or grandparents settled for a weekend away from home or a few days in the Canary Islands or Mallorca. And they have an unforgettable memory that they have told you over and over again.

 A closer destination

Some couples believe that the further they go, the better the honeymoon will be. And that is not true at all.

It is true that there are incredible places on the other side of the planet. And probably your dream is to cross the pond even if you have to spend more than 10 hours on a plane.

However, the travel budget is more expensive due to transport costs. And logically, the further, the more it will cost.

If you now have a limited budget for your honeymoon, think about closer destinations. In Europe, there are countries with a lot of charm and perfect for a few days of relaxation, culture, or adventure. And even Spain has corners to discover that would surely surprise you.

Shorter vacations

The more days you are traveling, the more you will disconnect from everything. It is another myth that is not always fulfilled.

Some newlyweds spend two or three weeks getting to know the world. In the end, they arrive more tired than they left and do not enjoy it at all.

In a few days, you will be able to rest and enjoy yourself a lot. Of course, try to take at least a week, especially if you are a few hours away by plane.

Two trips are preferable. One after the wedding and one later than spending it all at a destination.

And if you have a low budget, your pockets will appreciate it.

Set a spending cap

We all know that the cost of travel is not just the price of the hotel and transportation.

Once at the destination, we usually make purchases, excursions, and other superfluous expenses that in the end double the initial cost or even more.

If that’s going to be a ruin, it’s best to set a maximum you can afford. It is not necessary to buy gifts for everyone. The trip is for you and the rest do not need to bring anything because it will also be noticeable in the weight of the suitcase.

Avoid the high season

Celebrating a wedding in the summer has many advantages. But also a drawback when it comes to the honeymoon.

And it is that in most destinations it is high season, and therefore, the prices are higher. A good option, if you want a specific place, is to postpone the trip for a time that is cheaper. That as long as the weather does not prevent it. In the off season, you can get good deals even on luxury rentals like Jamaica Villas. Sometimes, it is better to leave those days for later and after the wedding to focus on other things such as enjoying that new stage.

Organize it on your own

Have you thought about looking for everything on your own? Travel agencies provide security and in this type of trip many prefer not to risk.

But it is also true that these companies have to charge because they make a living from it. And also, everything that bears the nickname “honeymoon” or “honeymoon” is always more expensive.

If you are smart with tracking and shopping on the Internet, you can search for everything without hiring an agency.

It’s more of a hassle and involves time that you probably don’t have but you can also save a lot. Perhaps a friend or brother who is used to traveling a lot can help you. Or do it ahead of time before getting into the last-minute wedding preparations.

These are some ideas to fully enjoy a honeymoon despite having a limited budget. And if you still decide to postpone it, don’t worry. The important thing is the new stage that you start as a marriage. And that is priceless.

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Best Beaches South Africa For Your Honeymoon



A honeymoon is a time for couples to enjoy each other’s company somewhere they can relax and have fun. This is a great time to enjoy the good things in life in the company of your loved one. That is why picking the perfect place to go is a crucial task to truly enjoy your time off. In this article, we list down some of the reasons why South Africa’s beaches should be where you spend your precious honeymoon. Ready? Read on!

Coffee Bay Beach

Located in South Africa’s Wild Coast, Coffee Bay Beach is a serene and subtle paradise perfect for newlyweds. This quaint stretch of pristine sandy beach is surrounded by scenic rolling hills and idyllic landscapes. A great way to spend a few days with your significant other just relishing in each other’s company.

Coffee Bay Beach is part of the rural town of Coffee Bay. It is located in the Eastern Cape Region of South Africa which the famed Nelson Mandela came from. Surfing is one of the best ways to enjoy the beach. The Wild Coast⁠—where the beach can be found⁠—is known for having consistently good surf. If you enjoy something calm and relaxing, a stroll through the mostly empty beach is the one for you.

Boulders Beach

Another hidden gem in South Africa is Boulders Beach. This pocket beach is named after two granite boulders that form an inlet. This small patch of powdery white sand is known for its tiny residents frolicking about. The beach is home to African Penguins native to Africa’s southern coasts (Namibia and South Africa). This small colony has settled in this small patch of the sandy beach back in the 1980s. Since then, the beach is designated as a protected area where the birds can live in peace.

Boulders Beach is a unique experience where you get to see real live penguins in action without needing to travel far. It is also close to most establishments with regular amenities nearby. If you and your partner love these adorable creatures, this beach is a must-visit.

Camps Bay Beach

Hailed as one of Capetown’s very best, This picturesque beach is postcard material. Camps Bay has some of the country’s best views. The white powdery sands meet the azure blue waters. Behind it is the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain⁠—which is a part of the Table Mountain Complex in Cape Town. A few steps from the beach are the idyllic suburbs that add to the area’s rustic coastline vibes.

The beach is best known for its stunning sunsets which tourists from far and wide come to witness. The beach is one of the most popular during Valentines Day where couples from all over come to enjoy the romantic scenery and each other’s company. If you and your partner feel a bit romantic and don’t mind the crowd, Camps Bay Beach should be on your list.

Hout Bay Beach

This is another great beach in Cape Town. This seaside town, though residential, still maintains its rural vibes making it an idyllic coastal escape. The bay is known for its harbor which is one of the busiest fishing ports in the region. Here you get to see the Hout Bay Yacht club and a burgeoning food scene with its many restaurants.

Hout Bay Beach also has a well-known sand beach where locals and tourists alike come to enjoy the cool waters. As a natural bay, Hout Bay Beach is sheltered from the huge waves unlike other beaches in South Africa. Because of this, more laid-back activities like stand up paddleboarding are quite popular.

Stand up paddleboarding or SUP is a sport that combines the mobility of a kayak and the freedom and flexibility of surfing. This boardsport originated in Hawaii in the 20th century. It has then spread throughout the globe as its popularity grew. Because it can be enjoyed without waves, SUP is a great bonding activity with friends and family. It is easy to learn making this sport widely accessible. You can also enjoy SUP by incorporating yoga in it. If you love yoga, you need to try SUP Yoga. It is a great water sport that can help improve your fitness level and your health too.

Kraal Bay Beach

This quaint beach is another peaceful and calm beach perfect for some alone time with your SO. Located in the Langebaan Lagoon in the Western Cape, the beach is part of the bigger West Coast National Park. Though the park is a popular tourist magnet, Kraal Bay isn’t as crowded as the other popular beaches in the country.

The lagoon is perfect for fishing and angling, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and Kayaking. The area is also frequented with houseboats most of the year. All of which adds to the calm and tranquil charm of Kraal Bay.

Kogel Bay Beach

In South Africa, you never run out of breath-taking beaches to discover. One of which is Kogel Bay. Kogel Bay’s name in Afrikaans, Koeelbaai, means Cannonball Beach which is said to be a reference to the small round stooges scattered along the beach. The beach is a bit on the rugged side with minimal development. But it more than makes up for it with its sheer natural beauty.

Along the beach are several caves where you can set up camp to hide from the harsh sun and strong winds. With the winds come huge waves perfect for surfing. Swimming is highly discouraged though as there is a strong current that can sweep inexperienced swimmers off course. If you love spending some alone time with your loved one amidst the wild beauty of nature, this is a great choice.

Muizenburg Beach

Last but not least is one of South Africa’s famous beaches, Muizenburg Beach. This incredibly long stretch of white sandy beach forms part of the False Bay Coast. This Family-friendly is one of the country’s Blue-Flag Beaches. Due to its popularity, many establishments have set up shop in the area. This makes it a great way to experience the beach without going far from civilization. Learn to surf in this world-class beach or see the colorful Victorian beach cottages that line the shore. Whichever kind of adventure you and your partner seek, you will surely find it here in Muizenburg.



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Why You Should Move Near a Beach



Moving is a lot of stress and planning: wouldn’t it be nice to slip away to the beach for a while?  The idea of sneaking away from your daily life and getting to take in the sun and sand is so tempting that beaches are now synonymous with vacations.  These are the top reasons you should move near the coast!  A little surf and sun do the heart some good, after all!

Save Money on Vacations

Why drop a lot of money on a vacation when you can drive down the road whenever you want?  If your dream vacation is some fun in the sun on a sandy shore: move out to one, and cut out the middleman.  Living near a beach gives you the chance to practice more mindfulness and give yourself the breaks and time off that you deserve.  Instead of saving up money to go to Florida, you can instead shop for Jacksonville houses for sale and find one that suits what you want!

Beach Living Helps You Live Longer

There are many examples of people who live near water getting to live longer lives.  Whether it’s because they’re more active than the average person, or if it’s because the water gives them a chance to take a break and live their life: the beaches are no joke!  A CDC study found that you have around a fifteen percent reduced risk of dying early if you live near a body of water. So why not take advantage of this and try to prolong your life a little?

The Weather Can Be More Temperate

Living next to the water means there’s a higher chance that the weather you’ll live in will be temperate!  In cities like Seattle, the warm air off of the ocean ensures that temperatures rarely drop below freezing, despite being further north than Iowa and other famous areas for the amount of snow they receive.  Although snow can be nice to have every once in a while, if you like temperate weather, there’s nowhere to move besides a beach!

You’ll Meet More Interesting People.

Living near a beach ensures that tourists will sweep into town for the entire season.  From late spring to mid-fall, there will be a lot of people who aren’t locals coming to enjoy the sand.  Although this may annoy some people, it’s great for anyone who wants the chance to get to know some new people.  Living in a tourist-heavy area ensures that you’ll meet new and interesting people without having to worry about a long-term friendship with them if it doesn’t work out!

The Moisture In The Air Is Good For You

The amount of water in the air of oceanside areas is fantastic for your skin, hair, and nails.  Although it’s rough in the summer when the heat and humidity can be overwhelmingly thick, the perks far outnumber this flaw!  The moisture in the air helps you fight against eczema, nail splitting, or dry hair. In addition, you can enjoy naturally hydrated skin that will feel softer after you’ve lived near a beach for long enough.

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