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Your body needs time to adjust to the altitude. If you go too fast you could develop altitude sickness which will end up spoiling the fun of your trek. If you go at a pace that you can continue conversation comfortably you are OK. The Himalayas are one of the most beautiful places in the […]
Make sure you keep yourself sufficiently hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is the key.Also ensure you take in enough glucose and salts to keep yourself fit and healthy.
Carry your own medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Himalayan treks aren’t your normal walk in the park. Trekkers usually suffer from loss of appetite due to altitude and thin air. Once your body is acclimatized you’ll begin feeling sufficiently hungry. Key is to acclimatize. This helps you be positive and pace yourselves.
Carrying clothing as per the season of the trek is important. This required timing the trek. Ensure comfortable footwear/winter gear with extra pair of dress/essentials in hand.
There’s no one to impress in a Himalayan trek. So forget fashion and make sure your gear is sturdy enough to withstand the changeable mountain weather. There is no need to invest in all the latest outdoor gear, provided your trekking gear is in good shape. It’s better to be carrying your own essentials while […]