Where can I rent gear from?

We rent shoes, thick jackets and trek poles on select slopes. Write to us rentals@indiahikes.in. Rental requests will be taken only online.

Other organizations that rent gears

IMF – Indian Mountaineering Foundation rents gears like climbing boots and heavy duty jackets. These are more suited for expeditions rather than treks. They require you to book them well in advance too. There are a few organizations which rent gears via web portals.

Take a look at Deccan Mountain club as well. Here is the link: https://www.deccanmountainclub.com/

Does Indiahikes rent gear?

You will be able to rent shoes,  thick jackets and trek poles from us on select slopes. Write to us at rentals@indiahikes.in. Rental requests will be taken only online.

Should I buy any snow gear?

Apart from your warm clothes, you wouldn’t need any more snow-specific gear. We provide microspikes for better traction on snow, and gaiters so that snow doesn’t get into your shoes.

What gear will Indiahikes provide on the trek?

Indiahikes will provide all the common gear on personal in nature, required for your trek. These include tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, crampons and gaiters. You need to bring your clothes which include warm wear, shoes, backpack and a trek pole.

Does Indiahikes rent any gear?

You will be able to rent shoes,  thick jackets and trek poles from us on select slopes. Write to us at rentals@indiahikes.in. Rental requests will be taken only online.

Can I pick up gear from the Indiahikes office?

Yes, of course you can! 🙂  Just give us a call at +91 9343831803 before you come. We need to check if the items you need are in our office.

How do I buy gear from Indiahikes?

You can order your gear from here: https://indiahikes.com/buy-your-trek-equipment-here/

You will be able to collect it from your base camp.

What should I carry in my medical kit?

Here is a list of medicines you should ideally have in your medical kit.:

  1. Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Dexamethasone – one strip
  3. Nifedipine – 5 tablets
  4. Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  5. Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  6. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  7. Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  8. Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  9. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  10. Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  11. Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
  12. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  13. Gauze – 1 small roll
  14. Band aid – 10 strips
  15. Cotton – 1 small roll
  16. ORS – 10 packets
  17. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  18. Moov spray (aches, & sprains)

You can usually find  the list of medicines mentioned in Things to Take tab of your trek guide:

Why should I carry my own cutlery on the trek?

Carrying cutlery has become a natural practice among backpackers. Yet, there are a few trekkers who wonder why carry their own cutlery. While we can easily provide shared cutlery, here are two main reasons why carrying your own cutlery may be a blessing for your stomach’s health on a trek.

It’s hygienic

The first thing that one needs to consider is the overall hygiene. Trekkers’ personal cutlery includes a plate, a coffee mug, a spoon and a lunch box. Cleaning everyone’s cutlery takes a lot of time. The kitchen staff has a huge task in hand of cleaning the kitchen cutlery in bulk, in difficult weather conditions.

It keeps stomach upsets at bay

Sometimes, the cutlery cleaned by our staff comes out moderately cleaned and as a result, trekkers are prone to stomach issues. To solve this problem, we ask trekkers to take responsibility of cleaning their own plates and mugs. The results have been very encouraging, with fewer complaints of stomach upsets. It has been observed that trekkers are doing a better job in cleaning their personal cutlery.

Can I rent gear from Indiahikes?

You will be able to rent shoes,  thick jackets and trek poles from us on select slopes. Write to us at rentals@indiahikes.in. Rental requests will be taken only online.

Is taking a poncho mandatory?

Up in the Himalayas the weather is very fickle. It need not be rainy season for it to rain up there. Very often, the heat of the day ends up causing showers late in the morning or afternoon. It’s also common to wake up to a cloudy day which means that your trek could be in light drizzle all day. To be ready for all these uncertainties, a poncho is an integral part of a trek.

Which shoes should I buy?

For a Himalayan trek, any shoe you buy would require this: a good grip, breathable uppers and  ankle support. Ankle support is extremely crucial. You can watch this video to learn to choose the right trekking shoes. We recommend Forclaz 500 High from Decathlon. Check out our review of it here: https://indiahikes.com/forclaz-500-high-mens-hiking-shoe-review/

Do not get sport shoes. They will not be comfortable.

 

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