Know How Knowhow First Aid Basics : Blister Prevention and Care
03 November 2018 | Sarthak Madan

The FIRST AID modules provide information on caring for injuries and sickness in a backcountry environment when you are hours or even days away from definitive medical care, with focus on wh

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Know How Knowhow Campcraft Basics : How to Pitch a Tent
02 November 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Bikat's CAMPCRAFT series provides instruction on the fundamental aspects of camping in the Himalayan wilderness. This article will help you learn the process of pitching a tent and making su

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Know How Knowhow Knowhow Knowhow Campcraft Basics : How to Pack your Rucksack
31 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Knowing how to correctly pack your backpack can mean the difference between enjoying and enduring a trek. The video below details the process and principles to keep in mind while packing your backpack

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Know How Knowhow Knowhow Knowhow Campcraft Basics : How to Pack your Rucksack
31 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Knowing how to correctly pack your backpack can mean the difference between enjoying and enduring a trek. The video below details the process and principles to keep in mind while packing your backpack

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Know How Knowhow Knowhow Knowhow Campcraft Basics : How to Pack your Rucksack
31 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Knowing how to correctly pack your backpack can mean the difference between enjoying and enduring a trek. The video below details the process and principles to keep in mind while packing your backpack

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Know How Knowhow How to Choose : Trekking Boots
26 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Bikat's HOW TO CHOOSE series provides information about how to choose and use trekking or climbing equipment like backpacks, boots, gaiters, microspikes and a lot more. A good pair of boots is t

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Know How Knowhow Trailcraft Basics : Hiking Attire and Layering
24 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

TRAILCRAFT is a series of articles and video demonstrations that provide instruction on the fundamental aspects of traveling on trails in wilderness areas, like techniques for ascending and desce

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Know How Knowhow How to Use : Gaiters
23 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

Bikat's HOW TO USE series provides information about how to choose and use trekking or climbing equipment like backpacks, boots, gaiters, microspikes and a lot more.

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Know How Knowhow First Aid Basics - Mountain Sickness
20 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

The FIRST AID modules provide information on caring for injuries and sickness in a backcountry environment when you are hours or even days away from definitive medical care, with focus on wh

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Know How Knowhow First Aid Basics - Cold Injuries and Hypothermia
15 October 2018 | Sarthak Madan

The FIRST AID modules provide information on caring for injuries and sickness in a backcountry environment when you are hours or even days away from definitive medical care, with focus on wh

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Cycling Knowhow Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition How to select a Himalayan Mountain Bike - Beginner's Guide
18 January 2018 | Dhaarna Kukreja

If you are a beginner and planning to get yourself a new MTB, then I know how bewildered you must be right now, my friend. What specs to look for? What brands to go with? How much do you need to spen

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid 6 Health Benefits of Trekking or Hiking
04 January 2018 | Sushant Singh

Along with the physical health benefits, the climbs & descents also strengthen you mentally & emotionally. Enhanced physical stamina, demolished mental blocks, and a restored faith in yourself

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Cycling 10 Mountain features that must be a part of any trekker’s vocab!
25 December 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

While the terminology used in mountaineering is decently complex but the features that I am going to talk about are mostly the common ones. When we go to the mountains, trekking or otherwise, we are a

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Know How Knowhow Catching AMS is easier done than said!
02 October 2017 | Ritvij Kumar

Catching AMS is easier done than said! Don’t you feel so? AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) approaches everyone and unfortunately worst affected are the most experienced ones. They feel that they

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid How to avoid and treat blisters on the Trek
29 September 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Foot blisters on the trek can make your trekking experience from awesome to awful in no time. The rough terrain and trails take a toll on your feet resulting in the blisters. Add dirt, sweat, and abra

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Pin Parvati Pass Trek Flora & Fauna Pin Parvati Pass Flora and Fauna
05 September 2017 | Pooja Dhiman

You are never alone in the mountains. There is life all around you; in the waterfalls, you see in the distance, the flowers that bloom in the valleys, the stars that fall from the sky at night, or the

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Cycling Knowhow Cycling Preparation Become a #BikeBoss: Everything you need to know about your cycle
04 September 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

If there’s one thing I’ve learned this year, it’s that it’s okay to ask people for help. The humans we surround ourselves with are there to share in our joys and in our burde

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Ladakh Flora & Fauna Wildlife you stumble across while trekking in Ladakh
12 August 2017 | Pooja Dhiman

The mountains are full of mysteries and surprises. Take a walk in the wilderness and you’ll stumble across curious little creatures living and breathing in the same space as you. Although Ladakh

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Trailcraft Choosing a Campsite: 101 Guide for Campsite Selection on the Trek
10 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Choosing a campsite is like choosing your home. It is all about choosing a good neighbourhood, proper drainage system, water source and best scenic views around. Ever wondered how your trek leaders

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List How to use a Trekking Pole : Benefits & Precautions
02 August 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

To use or not to. It is an unending debate when it comes to the topic whether to use a trekking pole or not. You will always find people divided into two groups- against and in favor of using the pol

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Watercraft Keep these precautions while crossing a river stream in mind lest you get drowned.
31 July 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Trekking is not just about enjoying nature. It is about many challenges you that you face during your time in the wilderness. While these challenges replenish your adrenaline levels, they also teach y

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List 9 useful tips to keep in mind while trekking in monsoon
23 June 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Monsoons are no excuse for an avid trekker. Why would it be when he knows the best trekking tips for the monsoon. Exploring wilderness in the monsoon season is altogether a different experience. The h

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Mountaineering Packing List How to Pick High Altitude UV Protection Sunglasses
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

For an avid trekker, a good pair of UV protection sunglasses is one of the imperative items he owns in his ‘what-to-pack’ list for trekking. Ask any trekker, and he will tell you why the i

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List How to select a perfect pair of hiking shoes
31 May 2017 | Dhaarna Kukreja

Give a trekker a right pair of trekking shoes, and he or she can conquer any mountain. That being said, a pair of trekking shoes is the most important gear for a trekker. A trekker spends more time

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Rupin Pass trek Flora & Fauna Rupin Pass Trek Flora and Fauna
19 May 2017 | Cambria Sawyer

The mountains become our temporary home as we fall in love with them. But doesn’t someone else already live there? The answer is, yes. Actually, a lot of “someone elses” live there

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Cycling Knowhow Cycling Manali Leh Cycling Expedition Preparation Practice Schedule For Manali Leh Cycle Expedition
31 March 2017 | Sushant Singh

This six week practice schedule can be followed by people planning to do Manali Leh Cycling Expedition. The expedition itself takes ten days & crosses over many high altitude passes. The expeditio

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Nag Tibba trek Flora & Fauna Flora of Nag Tibba Trek
07 January 2017 | Girish Kumar

Nag Tibba Trek which lies in the Lower Himalayan Range near Mussoorie, is a good Weekend hike for anyone wanting to take a breather from daily routine. The trek offers gentle slopes making it ideal op

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid Acclimatization is not equal to 55 tablets of Diamox plus 20 liters of oxygen!
14 May 2016 | Ritvij Kumar

Fresh air and thus Oxygen has become so scarce on plains that people have begun to get scared without even going into the mountains. High levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in the city air has deposited carbo

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid How To Make A First Aid Kit For Hiking & Camping Trips
09 April 2016 | Sushant Singh

A basic level first aid kit is a necessity in the wilderness. From minor ailments to serious injuries, a first aid kit can help reduce the risk of infections or the severity of the injury. Based on th

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Trailcraft Camping Best Practices
02 February 2016 | Girish Kumar

Irrespective of whether you are pitching your camps for a longer stay or just for an overnight halt as part of a multi-day hiking trip, when you are camping in the wilderness there are certain basic t

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Climbing Knowhow Rock Climbing Introduction to Climbing
23 October 2015 |

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Women Dear ladies...This one is for you...
11 August 2015 | Shayoni Mazumdar

Has it ever happened to you that you’ve been eagerly looking forward to a trip, that you’ve been planning for ages, that you have all your clothes decided and sorted and the one thing that you have be

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid 5 mistakes that most trekkers make!
16 July 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

The trekking community is getting mature by the day and thankfully not all of us need to learn the way our previous generations did...by making mistakes! Sharing with you the top five on my list (inci

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking First Aid Mountain Illnesses
06 June 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

There are fewer areas in this information age where one finds more unidentified concerns than trekking, especially when it comes to High Altitude trekking. Have seen friends looking at their fingers

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Preparation How You Can Prepare Yourself For A Hiking Trip
02 April 2015 | Pankaj Deshwal

Hiking trips are physically demanding and require certain amount of preparation. Although your overall attitude makes all the difference on any rigorous activity like hiking but preparation helps a lo

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List How To Pack Your Backpack
31 March 2015 | Pankaj Deshwal

All of us pay a lot of attention in selecting a rucksack or for that matter any specialized item like hiking boots, ice axe etc etc. When we have done so much research on internet to get that awesome

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Mountaineering Packing List How To Select A Rucksack ( Part 3 : Understanding Construction And Material Of A Rucksack )
18 March 2015 | Pankaj Deshwal

When selecting a rucksack its construction & structure play a very important role. Primarily the construction and structure of a sack should take care of three things

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Packing List List Of Essential Items For Trekking
05 March 2015 | Bikat Adventures

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those

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Popular Treks Knowhow Trekking Mountaineering Packing List How To Select A Rucksack ( Part 1: Common Errors Of Rucksack Selection )
04 March 2015 | Pankaj Deshwal

You have signed up for an upcoming trek or a hike! Excited you must be. First thing that comes to your mind, to buy or not to buy a bag - A Bag? We’ll call it Rucksack/sack from now on.

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Popular Treks Knowhow Mountaineering Trekking Snowcraft Avalanches – Understanding the biggest wrath of snow
01 March 2015 | Ritvij Kumar

In the past few days, after an extremely saddening incident of deaths of our armed force personnel which was caused due to an avalanche, A lot was discussed in the media and somehow the whole accident

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