What is a down jacket and which one should you choose for trekking in the Himalayas? Are they warm enough for high altitude trekking? Here is the ultimate guide to buying a down jacket.

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Come rain or shine, archaic wisdom recommends using cotton fabric in clothing. But the rules break down when you are up in the mountains trekking.

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Modern navigational techniques are far simpler compared to the ways of the old. It’s just a matter of learning to embrace and integrate easily available technology to our approach, in order to get started.

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The purpose of hiring a guide is often misunderstood. Guiding is a service industry but don’t expect your guide to be your chauffeur and cook. Mountain guides are trained to recognize objective hazards, plan the best route and have rescue skills.

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Trekking companies inflict more damage to you as a trekker, to the mountain communities and the environment than you could have imagined. Read to know more about this malady affecting the trekking scene in India.

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Trail runners are a perfect and often undervalued replacement for your conventional bulky trekking shoes. Read 4Play’s comprehensive guide to picking the right shoe for trekking before you tie the ‘knot’.

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Resultant of a 950km long, 47days grueling trek by three individuals, the Western Himalayan Trail is India's own long trail connecting to the Great Himalayan Trail in Nepal. A commendable effort in spirit as well as substance!

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Adventure sports and trekking in India have grown faster than imagined in the recent years but has the trekking insurance sector in India kept up? 4Play digs deep to find out the state of trekking insurance in India.

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Trekking in the Indian Himalayas alone demands from you to be an expert mountain trekker. Some Essential trekking skills helps you to take on the trails with confidence.

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The great outdoors is always full of surprises! With their fair share of challenges, risks, and rewards. Take these MCQs to rate your mountain IQ.

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