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Safety & Guidelines » Safety Tips

To make your trip more adventurous and safe, do follow the safety tips mentioned below:

  • Don't walk alone. Accidents do happen even to experienced and strong people. So make sure that if one happens to you, someone is with you to immediately get help. If you are leaving your companions, even briefly, make sure they know where you are going. This includes going off in the forest for a call of nature
  • If you are part of a trekking group, make sure that the Guide or Group Leader knows your plan and ask that a Porter accompanies you. Listen to advice. Ask about the trail ahead. Don't go, if the Guide or Group Leader tells you it is not safe to do so
  • Always have at least a light jacket and some small snacks in your pack. The jacket is helpful when you stop for a rest as you will cool down quickly
  • If you are part of a group and feel that you must have some personal space and private time on the trail, make sure that you do not go ahead of the leader, and know who is at the back of the group (support staff member) and make sure you do not get behind that person
  • Don't perceive guidelines to be limiting your personal freedom. They are for your safety and the safety of other group members.
  • Before heading for your adventure trekking trip, do study weather forecasts of that area. Avoid trekking during bad weather or adverse climatic situations
  • Keep a lighter, Swiss army knife, water bottle and winter attire in your carry bag or pocket before heading for trekking
  • To prevent insect bites, do wear full sleeves shirts and full pants
  • A direction compass and topographical map is a must while trekking in mountains
  • An ice cutting axe should always be carried if heading into snowy terrain
  • While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking
  • Always wear proper trekking shoes while trekking. Uncomfortable pair of shoes can harshly hurt your feet and can lead to serious foot injuries while trekking
  • Choose those trekking shoes that are a half-size bigger than your regular shoes to allow space for some swelling caused while trekking and to hold heavier trekking socks
  • Do always cover your neck area, particularly in frequently changing weather .It can lead to serious neck problems and pains if left uncovered
  • Do wear thick woollen socks or stockings while trekking. Synthetic blended socks can be used for trekking purpose, as these socks are specially designed to preclude feet moisture
  • Do not indulge in physical intimacy as the exertion coupled with high altitudes and extreme weather might prove fatal
  • Nothing is guaranteed in the wild, provided you use common sense and abide by the general rules, you should be perfectly safe. Never sleep outside unless instructed by the guides
  • Never tease or corner wild animals, this may cause an unpredictable response and a potentially dangerous reaction
  • Always advance towards animals from downwind. They would otherwise become alerted to your presence, and given that they have an acute sense of smell, you will be detected
  • Specifically for cycling or motor biking
    • Riders should wear their protective gears
    • Wear reflectors to indicate the other vehicles for your own space
    • Make a sound noise through horns to alert the other drivers
    • Do not try to overtake the cars or trucks in speed