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Trekking Essentials.

2019-06-11 00:00:00
By BoutIndia
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The lines in the picture are so true, but to go that far, you need some essentials which will help you throughout your trip. 
First of all, you need a rucksack (30-45 liter), so that you can keep all your stuff in it. Also, make sure your bag is waterproof. The prices for it starts from 1000/-
(for reference purpose only) http://www.snapdeal.com/products/bags-hiking-rucksacks

The rest of the list is as follows:
Clothing:
1. Pairs of socks; 3 will do.
2. 3 sets of dry clothes. Track pants (even jeans are fine), t-shirts (cotton clothes are best).
3. thick woolen/inners.
4. 2 jackets to keep you warm enough.
5. A hat/ bandana protects your hair from sun and dirt.
6. Raincoat with cap (big enough to cover the rucksack on your back too).
7. Sleeping bag/ sleeping mats. Make sure they are lightweight and can be carried easily. (*They are also available for rent near the shops at base camps).
(for reference purpose only),
http://www.flipkart.com/sports-fitness/outdoor-adventure/camping-hiking/sleeping-bags-mats/pr?sid=dep%2Cnlv%2Cd7e%2Cily

http://www.amazon.in/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=sleeping+bag&tag=googinhydr1-21&index=aps&hvadid=40260874000&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11806362190045342462&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8o853tygvi_b

8. Trekking shoes (nothing specific; it can be your sneakers or running shoes). But make sure they are comfortable and neither too old nor brand new. And a pair of extra shoes just in case and slippers (you can’t wear shoes all the time).
9. Woolen hand gloves.

Food:
1. Water bottles
2. Chocolate bars/ chewing gums
3. Energy drinks like Glucon- D
4. Some light snacks like biscuits and boiled eggs.

First aid kit:
1. Antiseptic cream (Betadine)
2. Liquid Dettol/Savlon (avoid glass packing)
3. Cotton balls
4. Isopropyl alcohol
5. Medicines for nausea, headache, body ache, diarrhea, digestion problem, fever

Other essentials:
1. Watch/ Mobile(with spare batteries)
2. Torchlight/ headlamps
3. Openers/ Scissors
4. Camera (with spare batteries and memory card). You won’t get electricity there.
5. Matchbox/ lighter
6. A small knife

Toiletries:
1. Toothbrush/toothpaste
2. *Biodegradable soap/shampoo. U can find them at fabindia store, khadi, another brand is nature’s co. A biodegradable soap or shampoo is phosphate free(read the ingredients carefully before buying it) (Biodegradable soap requires soil for it to break down properly, it is NOT biodegradable when it ends up in a river or lake). If should be used at least 200 feet (60.96 m) from water sources; if not, it can pollute them and make them unsuitable for other uses. Moreover, it’s not necessary to use it all the time. Instead, we can use a washcloth. Warm water and a little scrubbing can be done. Scrubbing can be done with tiny pebbles. Use alcohol-based waterless hand sanitizers to kill germs.
3. Toilet paper
4. Moisturizer/ cold creams/ lip balm/ sunscreens with SPF 30 is sufficient. Make sure it protects against UVA and UVB exposure, is sweatproof, and is fragrance-free. Sunscreens from lotus and Lakme are good. you can also try some medicated sunscreens.
5. Sanitizer
6. Insect repellent
*NOTE: if you have more questions or enquiries feel free to call us at +9185599-55333

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