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20 Best Himalayan Treks To Explore in 2020

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
7 MTB trails in India you must explore

Given the striking landscape of India, cycling in the mountain trails is fun and interesting. Find the 7 MTB trails you must explore to gain this experience.

Amarabati Sen
May 19, 2019
8
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself Properly from the Sun in the Mountains

Check out our advice for protecting yourself from the sun if you are on a hike that lasts longer than expected or because you want to walk for several hours.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
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 a Children's Snowboard?

How do you choose the right board for your future rider? Discover all our recommendations to help you!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
4 Advantages of Natural Detoxing Hike

A hike in nature to detox the mind is recommended! What are the benefits?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Discover Hiking

It's said that beautiful landscapes have amazing restorative powers and hiking has proven benefits for walkers; so what are we waiting for.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
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
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
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
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 to choose ski or snowboard INNERWEAR

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, freeriding, freestyle, snowboarding or tobogganing, to choose the right winter sportswear, you start with the basics, underwear. We help you make the right choice.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Choose Climbing Shoes?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing shoes

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself from Ticks When Out Hiking

Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
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
Discover Trekking

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

Decathlon
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
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
Say Goodbye to Dog-Walking and Say Hello to Dog-Led Hiking!

My name is Jeremy and I am the proud owner of Soka, a Siberian husky. I'm going to tell you all about my experiences of hiking with your dog in the summer, or what we call "dog-led hiking” and why I love it so much. Unlike a stroll or walk, when you go on a dog-led hike, your 4-legged friend is attached to you in a leading position. Here are some tips for getting started and exploring walking trails with your dog.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How Do I Select Junior Skiing Gloves or Mittens?

Check out our tips to help you choose your Junior ski gloves and ski mittens.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
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
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
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
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Dhaval Choksi on Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Ri - Things No One Tells You

I ended up opting for EBC With GOKYO RI and Chola Pass which consists of 16 days of trekking and 5 days buffer.

Dhaval Choksi
May 20, 2019
16
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
Co-Creation - The Making of Decathlon Backpacks

Your backpack ultimately is the only thing that tags along in every adventure like a silent friend that has your back always (Literally! :D).

Akshat Jain
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes East - Zdukou Valley Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems of North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is also known as the Valley of Flowers.

Subham Singh
September 26, 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
Everest Summit - Bhagyashree Declares Her Soul to the Mountains

Here’s the story of not one but two journeys to Everest and Bhagyashree’s declaration of giving her soul to the Mountains.

Bhagyashree Sawant
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
Mishika Bhavsar - High on the Himalayas

My first trek is unforgettable and still so fresh in mind as if it was yesterday. It's then I realised that it was just this one step that I had to take.

Mishika Bhavsar
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Gokul Bhandari - Why go Solo-Backpacking?

One of the major aspects of Backpacking is to live the dynamic culture that this world has to offer and meet more people.

Gokul Bhandari
May 20, 2019
5
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
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
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
Smriti Singh on Backpacking for Women Travellers

In these years that I’ve traveled alone, I’ve dared to do more things than when I was with other people

Smriti Singh
May 20, 2019
8
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes North - Triund in Himachal Pradesh

Triund is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Triund is a part of Dharamkot.

Sawan Choudhury
September 26, 2019
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
Top 6 Backpacking Destinations in South India

Southern India has always attracted backpackers from every part of the country and outside the country.

Gokul Bhandari
October 4, 2019
4
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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

Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach, which is another reason why you should continue all year round! Read on to discover 6 benefits of hiking.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
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 a Children's Snowboard?

How do you choose the right board for your future rider? Discover all our recommendations to help you!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to choose ski or snowboard INNERWEAR

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, freeriding, freestyle, snowboarding or tobogganing, to choose the right winter sportswear, you start with the basics, underwear. We help you make the right choice.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Choose Climbing Shoes?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing shoes

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
How Do I Select Junior Skiing Gloves or Mittens?

Check out our tips to help you choose your Junior ski gloves and ski mittens.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Choose a Climbing Helmet?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing helmet

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
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 Snowboard Bindings

Essential parts of the board, the bindings ensure effective gliding and snowboard control, while also providing support and comfort.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose my Snowboard Boots

First and foremost, your snowboard boots need to be comfortable and secure. And they need to work with your type of snowboard and ability level.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose a Ski Helmet

you should choose your ski helmet based on 4 criteria: size, ventilation, lightness and visor

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
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 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 a Carabiner?

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

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose a Belay Device?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your belay device.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
1
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
An Expert's Tips: How to Choose the Right Slackline

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

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
10 Things To Carry For Camping

We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How to choose a climbing harness?

Take a look at our tips for helping you choose your climbing harness

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
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
20 Best Himalayan Treks To Explore in 2020

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
7 MTB trails in India you must explore

Given the striking landscape of India, cycling in the mountain trails is fun and interesting. Find the 7 MTB trails you must explore to gain this experience.

Amarabati Sen
May 19, 2019
8
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself Properly from the Sun in the Mountains

Check out our advice for protecting yourself from the sun if you are on a hike that lasts longer than expected or because you want to walk for several hours.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
4 Advantages of Natural Detoxing Hike

A hike in nature to detox the mind is recommended! What are the benefits?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Discover Hiking

It's said that beautiful landscapes have amazing restorative powers and hiking has proven benefits for walkers; so what are we waiting for.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
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
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
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 to Protect Yourself from Ticks When Out Hiking

Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
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
Discover Trekking

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

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Say Goodbye to Dog-Walking and Say Hello to Dog-Led Hiking!

My name is Jeremy and I am the proud owner of Soka, a Siberian husky. I'm going to tell you all about my experiences of hiking with your dog in the summer, or what we call "dog-led hiking” and why I love it so much. Unlike a stroll or walk, when you go on a dog-led hike, your 4-legged friend is attached to you in a leading position. Here are some tips for getting started and exploring walking trails with your dog.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Carry Your Baby When Hiking?

Your family has grown, but there's no way you're giving up enjoying outdoor activities. That’s for sure, but you will have to adapt what you do to the new recruit, and even when baby can walk, around 3-4 years, don’t count on him walking faster than 1 or 2 km/h. A carrying system is therefore essential if you want to continue walking at your own pace.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
7 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Heights When Hiking

Have you have ever felt your heart beating faster as you were about to cross a rope monkey bridge or walk along a rocky cliff overlooking a steep slope? If you are familiar with that feeling then you may be prone to acrophobia: the fear of heights. Here are 7 tips to control this fear and make your hiking more enjoyable. To note: this advice should not be used as a substitute for the recommendations of a phobia specialist. We would encourage you to consult one if your fear of heights is too debilitating during your hikes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Keep Your Hands Warm When Skiing

Having cold hands can turn a wonderful day on the slopes into a nightmare. Although there is no miracle way to keep hands warm when out skiing, selecting the right equipment and adopting certain behaviours can help greatly. Here are our tips.

Decathlon
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Get Set to Tackle the New Ski Season

Read on to discover advice from Maud, ski instructor and product engineer at Wed'ze, so that you can start the season in great shape and with a smile on your face!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
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
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
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
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
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