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Trekking Tips -What should be your Physical condition ?
for the rich and colorful cultural heritages in Hindu's old scripture
rightly mention about Garhwal Himalayas "he who thinks of the
Himalayas, though he should not behold them, is greater than he who
perform all worship in Kashi …. As the dew is dried up by the morning
sun, so are the sins of mankind by the sight of Himalayas
For the best possible trip, two points have to be
is your physical condition ?
2.What are the weather and flora at the time of the year you trek/ bike/
raft. About your physical condition, 3 levels can be defined in general:
1.You like to walk but you never did any trekking for five days or more in
the mountains (above 2000m.), sleeping in a tent by fresh nights...You
don't have any regular practice of sports. You don't know what it really
means to acclimatize to the altitude. The question is also to know if you
2.You have already some experience of trekking in high mountains or you
have a regular practice of sport like biking, jogging, climbing...
3.You have already a long experience in trekking/ mountaineering in high
mountains above 3500m.) and want to do long trekking / expeditions in
Garhwal Himalayas. We have permits which allow them to organize
expeditions in this area. If you belong to the 1st and 2nd levels, our
advice is to do first one short trek (3 or 4 days) to acclimatize. Then
you're ready for a second longer one. We provide before departure all
important information and recommendations
to start in the best way!
If you belong to the 3rd level, just contact us to organize a trek or an
expedition, at least one month before (to get in time Indian permits). The
sooner, the better! For the weather, the trekking season is determined by
winter snowfall and the monsoon. From April to end of October, snow
conditions are good for biking and trekking. The monsoon starts in june to
middle of august: it means regular short rains, and by far the best season
for flowers which proliferate in the upper valleys, creating a carpet of
brilliantly mixed colours. April/ may/ September/ October are the dryer
months with a lot of sunshine, a little bit colder.
& EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST / INFORMATION
This section is normally cause for more consideration than any other. We
regularly receive reams of advice and suggestions, good and bad, as to
what equipment is needed for our trekking and climbing holidays. However,
since being suitably equipped is the single most important consideration
contributing to your welfare, we have provided the following list, which
we ask you to examine in a flexible manner, adapting it where you feel
necessary to your own outdoor experience or preference. There is a fine
balance between taking too much and too little since you will need to
equip yourself for all extremes of climate.
FIRST AID KIT
Although every trek carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable
to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base
this on the following list, plus any special medications you may require;
Insect repellent. (Repel 100 or Jungle Formula).
Sun/face cream and lip screen.
Throat lozenges or hard candies.
Anti-diarrhoearal (Diocalm or Immodium).
Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Please consult with your doctor.
Antibiotics. a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as Ciproflaxin or Septrin
for treating a variety of infections. Please consult with your doctor.
Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc. (NOT
Plasters, moleskin or Second Skin.
Diamox. already discussed.
Re-hydration salts. (oral) e.g. Dioralite. We recommend that you - bring a
small personal supply of perhaps 8 packets. A Gatorade-type electrolyte
powder is a good idea.
Dextrose glucose tablets.
Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
Iodine-based water purification tablets or a small bottle of tincture of
iodine with a dropper (Chlorine-based water purifiers are not suitable).
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
Headlamp (Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock to lock trek bag
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
us for details of the day to day itineraries and cost,
or for any program you wish to plan for your holidays in Uttaranchal (
Garhwal & Kumaon ) Himalalayas.
checklist - trekking only
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing.
Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your
equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag
should weigh no more than 15 Kilos.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks (3)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (3)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
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