Packing a rucksack correctly is an art, but what if you are going on a day hike and only have a small pack? How should a daypack be packed and what should you take? Our handy expert advice will guide you through what kit you should need and how to pack a day pack efficiently. Firstly, here is a list

Hiking with kids is a fantastic way to get out and about enjoying everything the Great Himalayas has to offer. The thought of walks with children can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. Here are our top ten tips for hiking with kids, to make your days out as stress free as possible! 1. Start Off Easy When planning

Camping is a fantastic way to explore the great outdoors, get some fresh air and spend quality time with friends and family. Camping for beginners and the inexperienced can be tricky, so here are our top tips to make your first time camping enjoyable and stress-free. 1. Choosing Your Campsite There will be a large variety of campsites available to

Trekking boots and shoes cater for a wide variety of terrains so it’s important to find out as much about the destination and weather you’re heading to, as this will help influence your decision. Your new hiking boots should be comfortable on your feet. This is highly important and cannot be stressed enough. Do bear in mind that some boots

When you hear the phrase “high altitude”, it probably conjures up some grand vision of the Himalayas. It may come as a shock to us mere mortals to find out then that high altitude by definition begins from hill stations like Manali, Spiti etc. It spans the height zone between 2500m and 3500m. This means that high altitude hiking enters

Sleeping Bag liners are inserted inside your sleeping bag to add extra warmth and prevent dirt from reaching your bag to keep it clean. Key Benefits 1. Warmth 2. Hygiene 3. Extend the Life of Your Current Sleeping Bag 4. Use as a Standalone Sheet for Travelers 5. Protection Against Insect Bites 6. Use in Hostels and Hotels to Protect

Hiking poles are of great appeal to trekkers, day walkers and backpackers, though many do not know how to use them to their best advantage. Read on to learn how to use walking poles correctly. What are the benefits of using walking poles? There are several reasons to use walking poles when out walking or trekking. Walking poles help you

Rucksack  50 to 65 liter rucksack should give you ample space to carry all your kit. Remember you will have to carry everything you take! . Padlock This will help keep your gear safe on route to your destination. If you are staying in shared accommodation they will also give you some piece of mind! Travel Towel A travel towel is

1. Decide What to Take Try and limit yourself to the essentials. As a rule you should not exceed 15KG, the lighter the better! 2. Lay Out Your Kit Laying out everything you want to pack will help you decide what’s important and what can be left behind. 3. Organise Your Kit Into Groups Organisng will help you to separate

Granted, Kheer Ganga is one of the most popular hikes in Parvati Valley so I wasn’t expecting pristine solitude. But even so, I was pretty shocked at the number of hikers displaying such blatant indifference to how they were acting. What began as two people running down straight at me as I was ascending the same hill became a person