Trekking Tips

Cautions While Trekking in Himalayas

Trekking is not an adventure activity that anyone can try out. It comes with a responsibility for the trekker to make sure that no hiking expedition becomes a threat to the environment and to the local culture and traditions of that particular region. While taking up trekking of a particular region within India, check out the details regarding the geographical and historical features, followed by the trek route that you are going to cover, the season in which the trails can be followed, details about where to buy essential supplies and keep a note about the local trekking agencies of that particular region.

Things to Carry while trekking

It is recommended that a trekker should take up physical and dental examination before undertaking a trek. The first aid kit that you take with you depends on the length of the trek, its location and the no of people that are taking up the trek tour. Iodine tablets are the best reliable methods for sterlising water for drinking, cooking and washing.


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Trekking Clothes

The September 1st to October 15th period tends to be cold so warm jackets - preferably down - are recommended. The upside of trekking during this time is that it tends to be dry and the air is clear making views phenomenal. Waterproof outerwear is also required. Every trekker's personal clothing should include some of the following : wide brimmed hat(cloth/felt) balaclava/ski cap, scarf, T-shirts, Long-sleeved shirts, fleece jacket/warm jumper, fleece trousers, trekking pants, pajamas, shorts, socks/stockings, trekking shoes, light trainers, sandals, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, day sacks.


Trekking Insurance

Trekking in the Himalayan region is a strenuous actvity and all trekkers are advised to ensure for themselves that they are medically fit before they opt to trek in this region. As a matter of precaution we advise that all foreign participants must be adequately insured before arriving in India. The medical insurance policy must be obtained from an established international insurance company that has a corresponding handling agent in India. The policy must cover medical and personal accidents including the cost of air evacuation from high attitudes and subsequent medical treatmement. Given the high cost of air evacuation in the Indian Himalaya, we advise all trekkers to obtain medical insurance covers of at least US$ 20000 (Twenty Thousand Dollars) per person for their period of stay in India.

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