Purchase and Hire trekking gears in Kolkata
Firstly, I must admit and state that it is quite hard to get trekking gears of your choice near to your location in Kolkata. There are not much stores which give you the best trekking gears in Kolkata. When I looked for a Rucksack I wanted to purchase, I didn’t get any store near to my location in Belgharia. I found no other way but to search on Google as this was best thing I could do. I asked my friends and acquaintances but they could hardly tell me more than two to three offline shops.
I tried my hands on the search engine to find the offline stores of trekking gears because I had in mind that I would not purchase the Rucksack online. I was scared and doubtful about the quality and I had no knowledge on the thing. I wanted to see it, judge it, understand it physically and then buy it. You don’t get these options when you buy a particular commodity online from any shopping portal. When I looked for the offline trekking gear stores in Kolkata, I found only a few blogs that have the list of some trekking gear stores. I didn’t even find a single website of a trekking gear store in Kolkata. I felt like what hell is this – one can easily find a trekker or a rock climber from Kolkata in the distant places of the gigantic Himalaya but we don’t have a store with a website that sales trekking gears in Kolkata.
I am listing some of the stores that sales trekking gears in Kolkata. You can also hire some of the gears. You can get Rucksacks, sleeping bags, mattresses, tents and other equipments for trekking.
List of trekking gear stores in Kolkata:
ALPINE 360 DEGREE:
- 39/2, Sarada Chatterjee Lane, Kadamtala, Howrah – 711101
(Opposite Power House), West Bengal, India
- Hello : +91 33 2643-4619
- Fax : +91 33 2829-0752
- Contact Person: Mr. Barundeb Bhattacharya
- Mobile: +91-09231581177
- 40B, Gokul Baral Street, Kolkata – 700012
(Near Raja Subodh Mullick Sqaure Jagannath Bari)
- Address: 34, M. G. Road, Sealdah,, Kolkata(near Puravi Cinema Hall ), Kolkata-700009
- Timings: Monday – Friday 1.30pm to 6pm & Saturday 12pm to 6pm
- Phone No : 033 – 23512628
- Address: A/70, Canal South Road, East Rajapur, Santoshpur, Kolkata – 700 005
- Phone No: 033-2416 0155, 09433279318
RIA MOUNT SUPPORT:
- Address: 4/2A, Waterloo Street, 2ND FLOOR, KOLKATA-700069
- Phone No: 09883176092 / 094320 75370 / 09432669894 / 033-22135048
- Timings: Monday – Saturday (Store opens after 11am)
- Address: 3A Shyamlal Street, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata – 700004, Landmark: Near Desbandhu Park
- Phone No: 033-2530-0648
- Address: 6/14 Nilmoni Haldar Lane, Top floor, Kolkata -13 (it’s near Jyoti theatre)
- Phone No: 033-2245-5154
All the above stores are the best trekking gear stores in Kolkata. The stores are being run by trekkers and mountaineers for a long time now and the products like Rucksacks, Sleeping bags, Matresses, Tents are of good quality.
From the above mentioned trekking gear stores in Kolkata, I would refer two out of them. UBAC and ALPINE has got much better products than others in the list. These two stores have wide variety of products and the store owners are too good to give you advice on trekking out of their own experiences.
Good points to be noted about these stores are:
1. Quality Products
2. Exchange offers
3. Get the gears on hire
4. Get to buy the gears
5. Price is less than other brands
6. Choose from a wide variety
7. Place order with your choice of needs (colour, accessories etc.)
My first buy – A Rucksack
After I found the list of the trekking gear stores in Kolkata, I started searching for the best one because I had to buy a Rucksack. I went to all of them but found UBAC and ALPINE to be the better than others and I finally settled for UBAC. I went to UBAC to buy a Rucksack for my journey to Sandakphu and I was very confused to choose the one for me. The guy who was there to attend me helped me a lot with lots of facts and info that helped me to come to a decision and choose the Rucksack for myself. I wanted a Rucksack of red and black colour combination but it was not there for that time. The attendant asked me to place an order and I did the same. I am waiting for the date when I would get my first trekking gear in hand. I am looking forward to my Rucksack and my trip to Sandakphu. I will surely update you on the place after I visit it.
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