Trekking in India
There are a variety of world-famous trekking locations in almost every nook
and corner of the country. Some of these spots are soft, but others are not
so. Studded in this vast wonderland, trekking itineraries vary from one to
four weeks providing endless opportunities for the trekker. Reality becomes
a dream among the high altitude regions of Indian Himalayas. Trekking is an
cherishable experience as it not only lets you to experience the unexplored
trails built naturally, but also brings you directly in touch with the area
and its people.
You should take extra precautions while going for a trekking tour. Be
prepared to pay out a few extra bucks and time to choose the suitable boots,
otherwise you may have to bear unwanted pain during your trip.
So, it's better to spend some more time to get a proper size of your shoes
as poor-fitting may be very tormenting for you while on a long trek. You can
choose from a brand of a diverse variety of widths, as some companies may
also offer narrow as well as wide boots. 'Gender-specific boot' are the most
suitable for women trekkers. These shoes have an anatomically accurate shape
named as "last". Make sure that your toes do not touch the end of
the laced-up boots while walking down a slope. One thing more to add here is
that the heel doesn't lift more than a quarter of an inch when you walk.
Trekkers can start with beginner-rated trails measuring up to a mile. It
would help you to get prepared for longer and more arduous trekking tours.
You would find a signboard always there at the trail head showing the route
length. The posted mileage is typically one-way so make sure to mark your
time and effort respectively.
Starting for the trekking with a pack thong to your back which doesn't
demand anything extraordinary in you. It just demands proper planning,
selection of suitable equipment and a bit of common sense.
All the skills demanded for hiking applies to outdoor adventure. Hikers
should be well versed with the basic first aid tips - as bandage of a wound,
applying moleskin, and noticing the symptoms of dehydration and heatstroke.
Trekkers should learn to read clouds; as to know how radiance radiates from
a cumulus. It can measure the difference between a drenched cloud and a
simply cloudy one.
You should try to make it to the day's destination, when you are on a trek.
It demands excellent physical fitness to excel the altitudes above 14,000
feet or to cover the height of more than 2,000 feet per day. Trekking
trainers can appraise your physical health level normally. But if you have
any specific problem allied with high altitudes, as nausea or shortness of
breath, you should be extra cautious and take the prescribed drugs with you.
The bag of trekkers should have multiple pockets, padded shoulder
straps and big zipper closure. This bag base should rest on your waste-back
if it's appropriately fitted. It's top should be at least one hand-width
below your neck. You should select a pair of shoes, which should be a
half-size larger than your normal shoes. It allows some extra swelling while
walking and to accommodate thick hiking socks. You should go for thick wool
or synthetic blend socks that are designed to prevent moisture from the
feet. The moist feet can result into vesicle in skin. Some other important
gear up required in your bag include water bottle, Swiss Army knife,
first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, space blanket and winter attires.