News  /  Published 24.05.22

Kolkata schools to review safety checks in high-risk sporting activities

The death of two schoolboys while rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar on Saturday afternoon has made several schools review their systems and ensure stricter norms before allowing children to participate i...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

States  /  Published 10.05.22

NGO aid for trekkers

Khangchendzonga Conservation Committee (KCC), a non-profit organisation based in Sikkim, has provided six oxygen cylinders to aid trekkers on the popular trail through the Khangchendzonga National Par...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.22

Sunday race to reach Bengal’s pinnacle

It takes five days to trek from Rimbick to Sandakphu, Bengal’s highest point, but on Sunday morning runners will look to cover this 65km hill trail in eight hours. The event has been christened...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

Places  /  Published 28.04.22

A summer hike through Sikkim’s Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Tents can be pitched outside Guras Kunj by paying a fee, payable at the sanctuary gate   The Forest Barrack is an alternative option to stay at the sanctuary, but it is primarily for fore...
By Amitabha Gupta

Lifestyle  /  Published 30.01.22

A magical summit saga

It had been a good two years since the members of the Tour Cultural Society and Travello (TCST), a mountaineering club in Kolkata, had been on a summit expedition. Their last one had been around Augus...
By Abhijit Mitra


Places  /  Published 29.12.21

Tonglu-Tumling trail offers first-timers a small taste of trekking

A trek to Tonglu and Tumling can be a rewarding experience for first-time trekkers and encourage them to embark on more such journeys. If you wish to travel the entire route by car from Siliguri, the...
By Amitabha Gupta

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Mountaineers point out challenges after Uttarakhand tragedy

Mountaineers from Bengal said restrictions on using good communication devices is a major challenge faced in the Indian Himalayas. The death of 10 trekkers from Bengal in two accidents in Uttarakhand...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Bodies of 5 more trekkers reach Kolkata from Uttarakhand

The bodies of five trekkers from Bengal who died on a trekking expedition in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand arrived in Kolkata on Thursday. The bodies of Sagar Dey, 27, Sarit Sekhar Das, 37, and C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 24.09.21

Health workers trek to vaccinate all

To visit the Indian village of Malana deep in the Himalayas, a COVID-19 vaccination team scrambled over a landslide that blocked the road the day before, scaled a retaining wall and then began a three...
By Reuters in Malana

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.21

Plastic shields trekker after fall from 250ft

Sambhu Roy Chowdhury, 62, a Calcutta trekker who had gone missing for nearly 24 hours at Sandakphu, situated at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, braved the cold winter night on empty stomach and&...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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