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Treks in and around Manali: 8 Best Treks To Explore In 2021

Manali trekking is one of the bests in the Himalayas. You can enjoy adventure camps, thrilling mountain biking, etc. Check out this amazing list of treks in and around Manali.

Shiwangi Mehta
December 13, 2020
4
Min Read
Snow Hiking - Everything You Need Know

Do you dream of the mountains in winter & the countryside covered in snow? This easy guide has everything you need to know to hike safely. Read more about snow hiking!

Decathlon
November 7, 2019
6
Min Read
Winter Thermal Wears to Keep Your Loved One Warm

Winter is here!!! And, so are we. We have come up with some excellent winter thermal products to keep you and your loved ones safe this winter. Read Now!

Decathlon
December 1, 2020
5
Min Read
20 Best Himalayan Treks To Explore in 2021

Out of so many Himalayan treks, it is never easy to pick one. We have provided the crucial information you might need to choose your next trekking location.

Amarabati Sen
December 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Winter Hiking: The Benefits Of Hiking On Snow

Winter Hiking: Hiking on snow is a complete sport that exercises the upper body as well as the lower body. Read our article to know the amazing benefits of snow hiking.

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
3
Min Read
4 Health Benefits of Using Hiking Poles

Why use hiking/trekking poles during hiking? Here're the 4 health benefits of using hiking poles that will help keep your knees & back healthy. Read to know more!

Decathlon
November 15, 2019
2
Min Read
Things To Consider Before Buying A Hiking Jacket

Finding it difficult to buy a hiking jacket? We have made it easy for you. Read 6 easy checks which will help you to buy your perfect hiking jacket.

Decathlon
November 24, 2020
3
Min Read
Best Tips To Choose A Climbing Rope

Looking for a climbing rope choosing guide? Here're the best tips to choose a climbing rope for your next adventure. Click to know more here!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
A Guide to Choose the Right Size Snowboard Bindings

Want to select the right size snowboard bindings? Here're the tips to choose best snowboard bindings in terms of size, type, snowboarding style & compatibility with your snowboard

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Trek 100 : The Padded Jacket for Winter

Here are the reasons I prefer the trek 100 padded jacket over anything else in the range

Shubhra Kishan
November 16, 2020
1
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Hiking Fleece

Warm, Breathable, Compact, Lightweight and Freedom of Movement. Having the right Fleece is essential to stay warm and hike comfortably in the mountains.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose a Winter Jacket

Knowing how to choose a jacket is vital to not only surviving but thriving in the cold and freezing winter conditions.

Robin
October 28, 2020
4
Min Read
Hampta Pass : Experiences of a Post Lockdown Trek

The unlock process started and finally after 6 months of the lockdown the Himachal and Uttarakhand government opened its borders for tourists and in no time, my friends grabbed our gear and the “Hampta Pass Trek” plan was in motion.

Gokul Bhandari
November 2, 2020
5
Min Read
Most Asked Questions About Kedarkantha Trek

We had a chance to speak to Aditya, an outdoor leader at Indiahikes about the many questions we had in mind for Kedarkantha.

Aditya Bodke
November 11, 2020
8
Min Read
5 Reasons You Will Love Trekking Har Ki Dun

If you're looking to trek the Himalayas for the first time, then Har Ki Dun might just be the best trek for you. Here are 5 good reasons why you love the Har Ki Dun Trek.

Dheeraj Tanwar
October 4, 2019
5
Min Read
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Sleeping Bag

Want to choose the right sleeping bag? See our ultimate guide to choose the right sleeping bag for your camping hiking or outdoor trip. Best Sleeping Bag Tips!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Dhaval Choksi On Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Ri - Things Nobody Tells You

The trek to Everest Base Camp is the ultimate bucket-list experience for any outdoor person. Check out one of Dhaval Choksi's Everest base camp experience here. Must Read!

Dhaval Choksi
May 20, 2019
16
Min Read
Best Places to Celebrate Diwali with Hiking & Trekking in 2020

Are you looking for places to visit for hiking & trekking? Read this blog to know the best places to plan your hiking and trekking trip this 2020.

Decathlon
October 15, 2020
3
Min Read
Discover Trekking

We all literally know the definition of "trekking" but what does it really mean?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
The Benefits of Trekking

Trekking is a physical activity with thousand virtues regardless of the duration of your trek, your location or even your physical level.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Hampta Pass : Experiences of a Post Lockdown Trek

The unlock process started and finally after 6 months of the lockdown the Himachal and Uttarakhand government opened its borders for tourists and in no time, my friends grabbed our gear and the “Hampta Pass Trek” plan was in motion.

Gokul Bhandari
November 2, 2020
5
Min Read
5 Reasons You Will Love Trekking Har Ki Dun

If you're looking to trek the Himalayas for the first time, then Har Ki Dun might just be the best trek for you. Here are 5 good reasons why you love the Har Ki Dun Trek.

Dheeraj Tanwar
October 4, 2019
5
Min Read
Dhaval Choksi On Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Ri - Things Nobody Tells You

The trek to Everest Base Camp is the ultimate bucket-list experience for any outdoor person. Check out one of Dhaval Choksi's Everest base camp experience here. Must Read!

Dhaval Choksi
May 20, 2019
16
Min Read
Chadar Trek - An Unfinished Journey

Embarking on a journey sets us on a fixed goal. Whether it is to climb a mighty peak or to simply reach a destination, the end is what keeps us going.

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
7
Min Read
Sanghmitra Raikwal's Trekking Checklist

To me, mountains are my ultimate bliss. Where am I going to go Trek next? This is what keeps me motivated and on my toes

Sanghmitra Raikwal
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Beas Kund Glacier Trek through Jeslinz Johnson Eyes

Beas Kund is the place where the mighty river Beas originates. The river starts and flows from the glaciers through the scenic meadows which are surrounded by mountains.

Jeslinz Johnson
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Weekend Getaways and Hikes Near Mumbai

Are you planning to get out of the city and go on a short trip around Mumbai? Here's a list of some of the best spots in and around Mumbai.

Shiwangi Mehta
September 28, 2020
3
Min Read
Weekend Getaways and Hikes Near Bangalore

Would you like to plan a trip this coming weekend? Look at these popular hikes in and around Bangalore before you plan your trip.

Vishnupriya Sharma
September 30, 2020
4
Min Read
The 5 Wonderful Reasons Why I Trek - Ruchi Rana

You don’t always need logical reasons for doing everything in your life. Do it because you want to and because it makes you happy.

Ruchi Rana
February 10, 2020
2
Min Read
Merino Wool – The Several Days Fabric for Trekkers and Backpackers

When I'm on the move, I like to be comfortable which is why I pack light and I think I've found the perfect item that is made for people like me.

Gokul Bhandari
June 17, 2020
2
Min Read
Why Kedarkantha is the Best Winter Trek?

Kedarkantha offers a very diverse landscape and to add to its beauty are the surrounding peaks of Swargarohini and Black peak. You enter a forest and soon meet the snow.

Shubhra Kishan
July 12, 2020
2
Min Read
3 Lesser-Known Camping Experiences in Western India | Blog Decathlon

Are you a travel enthusiast? Read this blog to know about the lesser known camping experiences in western India.

Trailblazers- The Outdoor School
March 16, 2020
3
Min Read
Camping At A Music Festival In Shillong

The night was very cold and still, the water in the lake had some ripples and the stars above glittered more than ever. The environment was very similar to what we imagine as heavenly.

Amarabati Sen
September 26, 2019
7
Min Read
8 Must-Watch Mountain Movies and Documentaries

Here is a curated list of movies that I've personally loved and it's also available to watch for free online.

Gokul Bhandari
April 8, 2020
2
Min Read
Sunrise at Chandrashila Top

“The sun knocks at my door and I start another day where everything will be new, a day that will not be repeated. I am not certain about what I will find but I am certain about everything else that I am free and completely free”

Gokul Bhandari
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Subin MS - From one Peak to the next

I consider Indians to be the most gifted people on earth to be able to have access to the wide range of Himalayan high altitude ranges.

Subin Ms
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Ski Diaries - Priyanka Bhadauria

After completing my Advanced Mountaineering Course, my friend and I decided to try all the other adventure sports that are out there. Skiing was one of them.

Priyanka Bhaduria
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Priyanka Bhadauria - For the Love of the Mountains

Trekking for me is an escape. An escape that I've always needed. Coming from an army background, traveling across India was a part and parcel of my childhood.

Priyanka Bhaduria
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
It's the Perfect Time to Go Backpacking

There is no right time to go backpacking. You can plan a trip anytime. But you need to know certain basics before you head out.

Amarabati Sen
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
How Do You Stay Hydrated When Out Hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How To Store Ski Gear in the off-season (3 Steps)

To preserve sliding qualities of your skis, it is important to store them correctly by the end of the season. Discover all our tips to take care of your equipment.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Tune Your Skis At Home

Taking care of your equipment will ensure it lasts longer and will perform better when skiing. This article will show you the 3 essential steps to maintain your skis properly.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Take Care of Your Snowboard

If you own a snowboard, you'll probably also want to take good care of it and use it for a longer period. This article will help you identify the different methods to take care of your snowboard. 

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Properly Wash and Take Care of Your Cooking Pot

Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Maintain and Re-Waterproof Hiking Boots

You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How to Correctly Adjust My Snowboard Bindings?

Adjusting the snowboard bindings is simple and can be a DIY process. To know how to adjust, seek help from our expert guides.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Adjust Your Ski Bindings (Expert's Tips)

Helmet, goggles, gloves, poles, okay. What about ski bindings? A good adjustment is as crucial as a good helmet for a great day skiing. Find out how and why.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Should I Care for My Hiking Socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Should You Wash your Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

Decathlon
October 30, 2019
2
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How do you measure the Waterproofness of a Hiking Jacket?

A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Do I Correctly Fasten the Ski Boot Buckles?

Do you know how to correctly fasten your ski boots using the buckles? Too tight or not tight enough! Here are our recommendations for correct fastening.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How can I get rid of Condensation in the tent?

In my set up, what do I do if condensation has appeared inside of the walls of the inner part of my tent? Is it still waterproof?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Stay warm and dry when hiking: the 3-layers technique

During a hike, you tend to alternate between sustained climbing efforts and quieter moments. How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Ski Maintenance: How To Take Care Of Your Skis

New pair of skis and looking forward to the skiing season? Need help to take care of your skis? A few tips to serve you well through many more skiing seasons.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Most Asked Questions About Kedarkantha Trek

We had a chance to speak to Aditya, an outdoor leader at Indiahikes about the many questions we had in mind for Kedarkantha.

Aditya Bodke
November 11, 2020
8
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
6 Exercises to Warm Up Before a Hike - Blog Decathlon

Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach. Read on to discover 6 important exercises to do before your next hike!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Winter Thermal Wears to Keep Your Loved One Warm

Winter is here!!! And, so are we. We have come up with some excellent winter thermal products to keep you and your loved ones safe this winter. Read Now!

Decathlon
December 1, 2020
5
Min Read
Things To Consider Before Buying A Hiking Jacket

Finding it difficult to buy a hiking jacket? We have made it easy for you. Read 6 easy checks which will help you to buy your perfect hiking jacket.

Decathlon
November 24, 2020
3
Min Read
Best Tips To Choose A Climbing Rope

Looking for a climbing rope choosing guide? Here're the best tips to choose a climbing rope for your next adventure. Click to know more here!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
A Guide to Choose the Right Size Snowboard Bindings

Want to select the right size snowboard bindings? Here're the tips to choose best snowboard bindings in terms of size, type, snowboarding style & compatibility with your snowboard

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Trek 100 : The Padded Jacket for Winter

Here are the reasons I prefer the trek 100 padded jacket over anything else in the range

Shubhra Kishan
November 16, 2020
1
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Hiking Fleece

Warm, Breathable, Compact, Lightweight and Freedom of Movement. Having the right Fleece is essential to stay warm and hike comfortably in the mountains.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose a Winter Jacket

Knowing how to choose a jacket is vital to not only surviving but thriving in the cold and freezing winter conditions.

Robin
October 28, 2020
4
Min Read
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Sleeping Bag

Want to choose the right sleeping bag? See our ultimate guide to choose the right sleeping bag for your camping hiking or outdoor trip. Best Sleeping Bag Tips!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Boots to Go Trekking

You are going on a trek and you need a pair of boots! But you need more detailed information to be able to choose them.You are in the right place!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Merino Wool – The Several Days Fabric for Trekkers and Backpackers

When I'm on the move, I like to be comfortable which is why I pack light and I think I've found the perfect item that is made for people like me.

Gokul Bhandari
June 17, 2020
2
Min Read
How to Choose a Carabiner?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your carabiner

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Waterproof Jacket For Hiking (Buyer's Guide)

There are 3 criteria that determine your choice of waterproof jacket: the level of waterproofing, the outside temperature and the intensity of your exercise.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Do You Choose the Right Backpack?

Whether you are off for a walk for a few hours or setting off hiking we have the perfect backpack for you! Discover all our advice so you can select and prepare your backpack.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Choose your Snow Boots

Discover our recommendations to help you select warm or snow shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Poles?

There’s no skiing without ski poles – but how do you know which ones to buy? Here's all you need to know. Check our expert advice on how to choose your ski poles!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose your Skis

You should choose your skis based on 3 criteria: the type of skiing, your level and body shape.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Jacket and Ski Pants

Knowing the technicality of a ski jacket or pant is crucial as their need depends on the weather you are skiing. A few tips to know what will suit your requirement.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Boots?

Ski boots keep you comfortable and hold your feet in place to transfer weight to your skis so you can turn as you want. Read our guide to know more.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose Your Ski Goggles?

Screen tints, size, ventilation and anti-fogging ... there's a ski mask for all occasions to ensure good visibility and optimum protection on the ski slopes. So how do you find the right one?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose your Ski Boot Size

Essential for skiing comfortably with good ski control and good foot support, ski boots often present a problem: how do I choose the correct size? Follow the guide!

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Chadar Trek 2021 : How to Prepare

The Frozen water forms a Chadar (blanket) over the river and thus the name. With time, it became a major attraction for adventure seekers and tourists alike.

Shubhra Kishan
January 19, 2021
3
Min Read
Treks in and around Manali: 8 Best Treks To Explore In 2021

Manali trekking is one of the bests in the Himalayas. You can enjoy adventure camps, thrilling mountain biking, etc. Check out this amazing list of treks in and around Manali.

Shiwangi Mehta
December 13, 2020
4
Min Read
Snow Hiking - Everything You Need Know

Do you dream of the mountains in winter & the countryside covered in snow? This easy guide has everything you need to know to hike safely. Read more about snow hiking!

Decathlon
November 7, 2019
6
Min Read
20 Best Himalayan Treks To Explore in 2021

Out of so many Himalayan treks, it is never easy to pick one. We have provided the crucial information you might need to choose your next trekking location.

Amarabati Sen
December 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Winter Hiking: The Benefits Of Hiking On Snow

Winter Hiking: Hiking on snow is a complete sport that exercises the upper body as well as the lower body. Read our article to know the amazing benefits of snow hiking.

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
3
Min Read
4 Health Benefits of Using Hiking Poles

Why use hiking/trekking poles during hiking? Here're the 4 health benefits of using hiking poles that will help keep your knees & back healthy. Read to know more!

Decathlon
November 15, 2019
2
Min Read
Most Asked Questions About Kedarkantha Trek

We had a chance to speak to Aditya, an outdoor leader at Indiahikes about the many questions we had in mind for Kedarkantha.

Aditya Bodke
November 11, 2020
8
Min Read
Best Places to Celebrate Diwali with Hiking & Trekking in 2020

Are you looking for places to visit for hiking & trekking? Read this blog to know the best places to plan your hiking and trekking trip this 2020.

Decathlon
October 15, 2020
3
Min Read
Discover Trekking

We all literally know the definition of "trekking" but what does it really mean?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
The Benefits of Trekking

Trekking is a physical activity with thousand virtues regardless of the duration of your trek, your location or even your physical level.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Merino Wool – The Several Days Fabric for Trekkers and Backpackers

When I'm on the move, I like to be comfortable which is why I pack light and I think I've found the perfect item that is made for people like me.

Gokul Bhandari
June 17, 2020
2
Min Read
Precautions Before a Trek : The New Normal

Now with Unlock 4.0, things are finally coming back to normal. But even now, there are a lot of uncertainties about travelling to the hills and almost everyone has a different story. So after a lot of research, here is what I have to say.

Shubhra Kishan
October 7, 2020
3
Min Read
What is the right way to tighten and lace up your hiking shoes?

In the mountains, it is crucial to adjust and lace your shoes correctly, for your comfort and safety. To be well supported during the entire hike, uphill and downhill.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
3 reasons to go forest bathing | Blog Decathlon

Read this blog to know about all the facts of forest bathing and reasons why you should go to forest bathing.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
The 10 Commandments for Hiking Safely

To take full advantage of your mountain treks we suggest some safety reminders specifically applying to hiking. Don't forget to tell a friend before you leave prepare your first aid kit, make your vaccinations up to date and protect your skin from little creatures. Nothing will stop you from going on the adventure!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
#Staycation - Turn Your Living Space Into Your Very Own Campsite

You can't keep a camper from camping. We're taking you Camping, probably in your living room!

Decathlon
July 16, 2020
4
Min Read
Skiing Holidays with Kids are Possible

How to have a successful skiing holiday with young children? Good organisation, with equipment and skiing lessons, at a pace that suits everyone.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Mountain Hiking Fleece - 75% Recycled Material

9 plastic bottles are used to make one Mountain Hiking Fleece. The equivalent of one-week consumption for one person. So, let's recycle!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Mountain Hiking: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Ubac, bergschrund, gully... there are many terms with which you'll be unfamiliar? Check out our mountain hiking glossary to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read

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