Trekking Basics

Himalaya being so pure on water/air has pulled all spiritualists from around the world despite of their religious faith and left a impression for entire life. Himalaya has been part of many religious books of Hinduism/Buddhism and has been the source of life in Indo-Gangatic plains, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan Plateau. Many of the rivers originating from Himalaya have given birth to oldest of civilizations and oldest cities around the world including Banaras.

Lecture on Trekking Manners

Every year number of tourist (spiritual/pleasure/mountaineer) comes to Himalaya. While being on trek in Himalaya, it becomes our responsibility to follow the laws of the mountain so as not be safe ourselves but also ensure other’s safety and ecological impact of the travel. Some basic things which every trekker should consider are –

Highly recommended  (Carry in diff Bag and keep always with you)

  • Lighter
  • Knife
  • Torch (LED if possible)
  • Basic medication
  • some ration (Chocolates will do)

Recommended

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent

“Those who imposed their human rules over the natural laws of the mountain were extremely lucky if they lived to regret it” Erik Weihenmayer .

Trekking manners

  • Greet people coming back/Going to trek and pass information about trek. (they can provide some imp information of the trek on your way)
  • Respect the culture of villages/countrymen on the way (Trekking is not possible without their help)
  • Keep walking distance between two trekkers (Never walk side by side, Try to walk in Queue)
  • Do not throw stones down the mountain and if you see any rock/stone coming down the mountain then shout ‘Watch-out’ so to warn other team members.
  • Don’t judge distance of end point
  • Drink adequate water and replenish your bottles as soon water is available.
  • Ask for slow walkers to move ahead of the group (So they are not left behind)
  • Make your tent/rest place 60-70 meters away from the river/water source as animal come in night to drink (To avoid any potential conflict)
  • Read basic information of jungle where you are going to trek (carry snake bite kit if required)
  • In difficult trek, at least 2-3 members in team should have rescue knowledge to avoid any hazard.
  • Do not shout in night (it can attract wild animals)

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