What equipment do I need for trekking?
The necessary equipment for trekking varies depending on the location, weather, and length of your trek. However, some essential gear includes hiking boots, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a tent, water bottles, and appropriate clothing.
How fit do I need to be for trekking?
Trekking can be physically demanding, so it's essential to have a certain level of fitness before embarking on a trek. It's a good idea to do some conditioning exercises before your trek, such as cardio and strength training, to prepare your body for the challenge
Can I trek alone?
Trekking alone can be dangerous, so it's usually recommended to trek with a group or a guide. If you do choose to trek alone, make sure you are well-prepared and have appropriate safety measures in place.
What are some popular trekking destinations?
There are many trekking locations. But most trek locations in-demand in Kashmir are Kashmir Great Lakes, Tarsar Marsar, Mt. Sunset Peak, Tulian Lake, Sheeshnag Lake.
What is altitude sickness, and how can I prevent it?
Altitude sickness is a condition caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes. To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimate slowly to high altitudes, stay well-hydrated, and avoid alcohol and smoking.
What should I do if I encounter wildlife on a trek?
If you encounter wildlife on a trek, it's important to remain calm and avoid approaching the animals. Keep a safe distance and make noise to alert the animals to your presence. If you're unsure how to handle the situation, consult your guide.
What is Leave No Trace, and why is it important?
Leave No Trace is a set of principles for responsible outdoor recreation, including practices like packing out all trash, minimizing campfire impact, and respecting wildlife. It's important to follow Leave No Trace principles to protect natural environments and preserve them for future generations.
Do I need a permit to trek in some areas?
Some trekking areas require permits or other forms of authorization. Check with local authorities or tour operators to determine if you need any permits or permissions to trek in a particular area.
Doctor on trip?
No. Although guides are trained in first aid.
What if there is an emergency?
Although most of the trips are very safe, but our team is ready for most emergencies. In case there is a serious emergency, we will initiate evacuation process, and all charges for the same will be bourne by customer only (If not opted for Insurance)
Availability of drinking water?
We ensure that drinking water is available. Mostly in the mountains of Kashmir, water is in its purest form.
Toilet availability?
Permanent toilets are not available at trekking places to maintain the equilibrium of nature. We provide temporary toilets at all campsites
Type of food?
We only provide veg food on all of our trips. On a few of our trips, customers can opt for non-veg food at extra charges. (But the non-veg option is not available in all trips due to security reasons)
What if it rains?
You need to bring rain gear for all trips irrespective of the weather predictions. Mountains have spontaneous change in weather.
Tent sharing.
We provide tent sharing for 3 people per tent. If you wish to have customise tent as per your requirement, you can inform the team and pay any extra charges required.