The Himalayas have the potential to leave you awestruck by its beauty, and bring you close to yourself like never before. They also bring you close to the unique culture of locals and how they manage to lead a peaceful life while being so far away from urban civilization. With all this in offer, it is easy to forget about the perils you can face when scaling mesmerizing mountains. Mountains can be unpredictable and difficult to live in, which is why you need to come prepared and adapt to its lifestyle. If you think mountains are calling you then you must go, but with full preparation. In this post, we discuss some tips to help you gear up for your maiden trekking expedition.
1. Make a Practical Plan
If this is your first time in the mountains, it is advisable to start planning your trip a few months in advance. Take this time to prepare a budget, and check weather forecast to see if the climate is ideal for a trek. Avoid rainy season when traveling to himalayas. March to June and September to November are the best months for trekking.
2. Don’t Turn your Trip into a 9-5 Job
Don’t make the trip a boring expedition by cramming it with activities. In your travel itinerary keep a few days off to relax and unwind yourself. To have a relaxing time do the advance booking in a renowned resort, of course the one located near to our trekking spot.
3. Decide Whether to Hike with a Group or Alone
Whether to hike with a group or alone is a personal choice. If you don’t trek much or this is your first time, it is better to trek with a group rather than trekking alone. You can also book a ticket with a travel company that organizes trekking trips with experienced guides and required logistics for the journey.
4. Carry Trekking Essentials with You
When planning a hiking trip, many people often overlook the importance of carrying along some basic trekking essentials. When packing for a hiking trip, make sure you pack a windproof and waterproof jacket, at least two pairs of socks, a pair of boots, and a hat. The rucksack you choose for the trip should be made of durable material and is light weight. If you are unsure of where you are going to stay, it is advisable to bring along a sleeping mat, bag or tent.
5. Carry a First-aid Kit
First-aid kit is important, as you would walk through untamed mountain trails. Though when traveling in a group, you may find a first-aid kit with one of your co-travelers, it makes sense to carry your own first-aid kit. The kit should include medicines for common ailments, such as altitude sickness, headaches, and dysentery. In addition, don’t forget to carry a sunscreen, antiseptic cream, bandage, and surgical tape to treat cuts and bruises.
6. Keep your Gear Safe
When trekking on difficult trails, try to use a cover for your rucksack, so that the bag is protected from the scratch of bushes and dust at the campsites. Also, do not strap your bag to a mule, carry it with you for as far as possible. In addition, keep your camera in your rucksack when not using. The less you expose your camera to unprotected paths, the better.
7. Watch your Carbon Footprint
Plan an eco-friendly travel to maintain the beauty of your beloved mountains. Don’t throw the garbage here and there. Carry a litter bag in which you can collect all wasted paper or garbage and bring it back. Also, avoid transportation as much as possible, instead consider walking or hiring a cycle, it would double up the fun of trekking, and save the environment from vehicle’s fuel pollution.
Whether you are trekking near palampur or any other place in Himachal, try mingling with the locals. Exploring different cultures will give you a life changing experience. To make the most of your trekking expedition, it is advisable to book a resort that offers a blend of local culture and morden amenities for a wonderful stay. Rakkh, is one of the popular resorts in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, strategically located to help you stay in the company of nature and also offers easy access to most of the famous surrounding attractions, making it one of the best accommodations in the area. To learn more about or services, call us at +91 8800 409567 or 0124-4908-616. To make a reservation, click here.