Trekking is a completely different world of activities when compared with our normal life. Uncertainties have to be faced with courage and determination. To face all these unlike problems, some important tips for a traveler on these adventurous yet demanding terrains are being described below:
A complete medical check-up prior to start trekking
Toning up of the body and acclimatization should be strictly observed.
Patients of asthma and diabetes should restrict their climb up to 3000 meters above sea level.
Check your medicine kit before starting off.
Keep a handsome amount of medicines to be distributed in local people. Remember- Charity strenthens your bond to nature and your self.
Protect the body from changing weathers.
Use well fitting comfortable walking shoes.
Collect maximum information about the trek.
Keep all the equipment and food stuff in order.
Drink as much water as you can. Specially when in glaciers or heigh altitude trek. We prefer to set a camp site near the source of drinking water.
Do not camp under trees.
Pitch the tent on an inclined surface and dig a small trench around.
Set off for trek early in the morning.
After finishing cooking or after packing up the kitchen, extinguish fire completely, especially while camping in forests.
Clean the camp site before setting off and dispose off wastes and litter to protect the natural beauty of the area.
Appoint a tour leader of group.
These guidelines help in reducing the impact on the environment, minimize the possibility of animal suffering and stress, and encourage respect and appreciation of other cultures and traditions.
>>Campsite - Keep in mind that another party will be using the same site after you have left. Leave the site cleaner than you found it.
>>Do not Fuel the Fire- Always discard matches with great care but also keep the use of wood for fuel to a minimum. When possible, take kerosene or an alternative fuel source for cooking and heating purposes.
>>Remove litter- Burn or bury paper and carry out all non-degradable litter.
>>Keep local water clean - Avoid using pollutants such as detergents in streams or springs. If no toilet facilities are available, make sure you are at least 30 meters away from water sources, and bury or cover waste.
>>Plants should be left to flourish - Taking cuttings, seeds and roots is illegal in many parts of the world. Also remember the trade in many wildlife products is strictly illegal.
>>Help your guides to follow conservation measures.
>>When taking photographs - Respect privacy - ask permission and use restraint.
>>Respect Holy places - Preserve what you have come to see, never touch or remove religious objects. Shoes should be removed when visiting temples.
>>Giving to children encourages begging - A donation to a project, health center or school is a more constructive way to help.
>>You will be accepted and welcomed if you follow local customs.
>>Clothes - Loose lightweight clothes are preferable to revealing shorts, skimpy tops and tight fitting action wear.
>>Visitors, who value local traditions, encourage local pride and maintain local cultures. Please help local people gain a realistic view of life in Western Countries.
>>Stay on Track - Unsupervised off road walking can cause irreparable damage to the soil and vegetation, all for the sake of that once in a lifetime shot. In many areas trekking and wild life safaris are popular leisure activities. By carefully keeping to marked paths and routes, human impact can be kept to a minimum.