Special Tips

Hiking: The “10” essentials of hiking
Map, compass, flashlight, food, water, water purification, extra clothing, rain gear, matches, sun protection, pocket knife, first aid kit

Hiking: Wear hiking boots
Hiking boots have more support and are usually waterproof. Your feet and ankles will thank you

Hiking: Bring a whistle
A whistle is a great, compact and lightweight way to signal for help.

Hiking: Stay hydrated
Make sure to bring plenty of water when you go hiking and keep drinking along the hike. It’s important to stay hydrated, so don’t wait until you feel thirsty to take a drink. By the time you’re thirsty, you may already be dehydrated.

Hiking: Take breaks
Stop and rest for 10 minutes after every hour of hiking (don’t wait until your exhausted).

Hiking: Bring a sleeping pad
If you’re camping overnight, a sleeping pad under your sleeping bag will help keep you warm and comfortable.

Hiking: Stay put if lost
If you get lost, stay in one place to save energy and make it easier to find you. Don’t panic.

Hiking: Bring a map
Having a map of the area can reduce anxiety and help make sure you can navigate your way through the trail.

Hiking: Leave No trace
Be sure to pick up after yourself to preserve the beauty of your surroundings. You may want to bring a bag specifically for garbage.

Hiking: Bring Insect repellant
Don’t forget to bring along the insect repellant to keep yourself bug bite free.

Hiking: No sleeping with fire
If you make a fire, be sure to extinguish it before going to bed.

Hiking: Tell a friend
Let someone know where you’re going and when you’ll expect to be back.

Hiking: You can’t over plan
Plan ahead when you hike. Consider food, water, safety gear and your level of fitness.

Hiking: Keep warm
Make sure to wear layers and bring warm enough clothing for the hiking conditions.

Monsoon Treks: What to wear?

Wearing a tight pair of jeans is not a good idea. It will get too heavy in the rains and also will be difficult to climb boulders which have a bigger height. Advisable attire is loose trousers and t shirt. Shorts are again not advisable unless you use a good insect repellant