ixigo Demystifies Trans-Himalayan Travel

September 2, 2013 by  
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NEW DELHI, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

mixigo’s Second Edition Gets Himalayan Travelers and Enthusiasts Together

ixigo.com, India’s leading travel planning and search engine, organized the second
edition of its community initiative “mixigo” in Gurgaon on August 31. A key highlight of
the event was an interactive session on planning a Trans-Himalayan trip by Dheeraj Sharma,
a Trans-Himalayan travel expert and reputed travel blogger. People from various
backgrounds with a common love for travel participated in the event. More details on the
session are available at ixiblog
[http://blog.ixigo.com/2013/09/mixigo-second-edition-the-trans-himalayan-travel-meet.html ]


“ixigo strives to provide the most meaningful information to travelers. Quite often,
the best travel information comes from stories shared by the most experienced travellers,”
said Aloke Bajpai – CEO and Co-founder, ixigo.com. “With mixigo, we are bringing these
travel stories to life. The second edition has seen a great response from travelers, with
engaging discussions, and sharing of many insightful stories about the Ladakh region.”

During the second edition, travel expert Dheeraj provided a repository of information
on planning a trip to Ladakh and Spiti Valley, touching upon the basic understanding of
Trans-Himalayas and what makes it different from other hills. He discussed the permits,
routes, itineraries, importance of understanding acute mountain sickness, acclimatization,
insights on communications and transportation, travel gear preparation and tips for stay
and food in these areas.

To ease the life of travelers and to patronize the cause of responsible tourism in the
fragile trans-himalayan region, ixigo partnered with Nuru energy to provide rechargeable
solar torches to all the attendees of the session. The same number of solar torches would
also be contributed towards relief work in Uttarakhand as a special gesture by ixigo and

mixigo is an initiative by ixigo to get like-minded travel enthusiasts together to
discuss and benefit from each other’s experiences and knowledge in a conducive
environment. ixigo plans to take mixigo to travelers across India and get more travel
experts onboard its fast growing community initiative. In addition to this, thousands of
travelers have already contributed photos, comments, answers and tips to ixigo’s trip
planner platform
[http://www.ixigo.com/what-is-a-good-itinerary-for-a-mountain-bike-motorcycle-trip-from-delhi-to-leh-manali-fq-2000242 ]
. ixigo has also launched a travel stories
[http://www.ixigo.com/what-is-a-good-itinerary-for-a-mountain-bike-motorcycle-trip-from-delhi-to-leh-manali-fq-2000242 ]
section on its website, where travelers can share insightful
itineraries and read experiences of other travellers.

About ixigo.com

ixigo.com is India’s leading travel planning and search website, voted as the Product
of the Year 2013, in the travel category. Launched in 2007 by IIT, INSEAD and Amadeus
alumni, ixigo.com’s vision is to simplify the life of travelers through innovative travel
products for internet and mobile. The website searches, aggregates and curates travel
information across hundreds of travel sites and allows travelers to access relevant
information on tourist destinations, places to visit, things to do, modes of transport,
driving directions, hotels, restaurants, weather and more. ixigo.com has launched many
industry-first innovations and won several prestigious awards and recognitions from TiE,
NASSCOM, Business Today, Red Herring and Mint. ixigo.com is an investee company of SAIF
Partners and MakeMyTrip Limited. For more information, visit www.ixigo.com
[http://www.ixigo.com ] and keep up with updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ixigocom
[http://www.facebook.com/ixigocom ] and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ixigorocks
[http://www.twitter.com/ixigorocks ]

Primary Media Contact: Simran Kodesia, simran@ixigo.com, 91-8588832406




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