-:- Trekking Services
Trekking Services & Facilities
Pack Your Rucksack :
Before leaving the camp for your next destination, you have to pack your essential
things in the rucksack. Properly packed rucksack will not hinder your movements
on difficult terrain.
Take a polythene bag and place it inside the rucksack.
Pack things first, which are not required during the day's trek.
Sleeping bag, if you have, will go first, than put spare clothes and other
articles, not require on the way.
Carry only those articles, which are essential.
After packing, sling the rucksack on your shoulder and check the shoulder
straps are tight enough to keep the rucksack close to your back. If not, then
do it, but do not tighten too severely. Now you are ready for the track.
Before You March :
Check your shoes first. They should be comfortable (and never new)
They should be loose enough to accommodate 2 pairs of socks and to absorb
the friction, which cause blisters. Talcum powder is useful to avoid friction
and to cope with sweat.
Keep your shoes dry and clean.
If your shoes are wet, never dry them over fire. Stuff it with papers. Change
your wet socks immediately.
Make it a point to change socks every alternative day at least, as a dirty
sock not only smell foul but also causes blisters.
Lastly, have you tied your shoes properly?
Walking Manners :
Don't walk too fast to carry the weight (of a rucksack) from one camp to
another; you are here to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains
Walk with a steady pace, set rhythm of your strides with your breathing.
If you want to hurry a little, increase stride and not the pace.
While walking, keep your foot in full contact with the ground and not just
Do not swing your arms widely.
On step slopes, bend forward to take the weight on the back.
Be careful while walking on pine needles, wet grass, wet roots, which are
slippery. Frozen water on the slopes, rocky patches and stones on the banks
of the rivers and streams should be negotiated carefully.
Avoid loose stones.
Avoid crossing and overtaking on narrow paths. Don't block the path while
Halts should be utilized not only to relax but also to readjust the loads,
tie shoes etc. halts should not be frequent. Too many halts destroy the rhythm
of a walk, make you more tired and waste time.
During heavy rain or storm, find a shelter- a cave, a projected rock, a
dhaba or a hut. But don't stop it its raining lightly.
On your route, you may encounter flocks of sheep or bulls pr mules crossing
your path or even vehicles. On such case, keep to the mountain side and not
the side and not the side facing the valley.
Always drink water springs, and before drinking filter it with your clean
handkerchief. Never drink too much water, it might give you cramps.
Consume liquids as much as you can, (tea, coffee, lemon juice, soups etc.)
instead of drinking water.
Mountain Sickness :
Mountain or altitude sickness affects people at high altitudes. You may
experience headache, disinclination to work, loss or appetite, breathlessness,
cough, muscular weakness and fatigue. At heights above 14,000 ft apathy drowsiness
and depression may be marked.
Prime reasons for these are less oxygen, different food and water and over
exertion. If you follow the instructions, you may be able to counter mountain
sickness to a great extent.
Drink more fluids like tea, coffee, lemon juice and other beverages at frequent
intervals. There is a constant drain on blood fluids as the inhaled air contains
However, in case of any serious illness, please do inform the camp leaders.
They are to help you out.
Care Your Feet :
Your feet have been mercilessly pounding over the gravels, sand, rocks,
streams etc. for several hours. They need rest and recuperation for tomorrow
Remove your socks and keep them outside in the sun.
Take off your socks and wash them.
Wash feet as often as possible. Dry them rub vigorously between toes.
If feet look tender, wash them first with soap &water. Dry them &
Blisters on the treks are inevitable. You cannot avoid them but you can
surely know how to deal with them.
First clean them with soap and water.
Puncture the blister with sterilized pin or needle.
Do not remove the skin
Apply adhesive plaster, band-aid.
Remember to keep your feet as clean as your face.
Camp code of conduct :
Do not go into tent with shoes.
Do not throw waster papers, wrappers on other rubbish around or near the
camp. Throw it in the waste-pits.
Do not burn candles in the tents.
Do not make noise and disturb others in nights.
Wash your mugs and plates immediately after your meals.
Do not pollute the water of the streams and the rivers as it is used by
people downstream for their daily needs.
Do not walk over crops, fell trees and spoil new plantations.
Do not spoil local monuments, temples, and caves. Respect local customs
and social systems.
Do not litter any wrappers or spoil the trails in any way. In case you find
any wrappers, plastic bags or any thing left by trekkers on the way, please
carry the same with the same with you for deposit at the base camp.
Leave the campsite clean for the next team.
Playing cards, games (not heavy games), walk-man, chess etc. Camera.