Tips from Trekking Expert
Tips for Trekking- By Marketing Manager Kuldeep Rawat
Being from a small village Sankri of Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand, love for Nature and mountains has always been in my heart and soul.
I’ve covered 11 years in the trekking industry.
Whenever I look back, the flashback of all the good memories which I got from exploring the Himalayas gets inexplicable.
The moments can only be remembered, and it is tough to express them in words.
My experience of life:
Since childhood, this never-ending love kept me close to the mountains, and the heart provoked my thoughts to do everything right for their betterment. There was one more thing on my mind that enjoyment in life is necessary, and every moment should live to the fullest.
After completing my school education, there was a realization that the job is not my cup of tea, and I wanted to do something different. Then the founder of “Himalayan Hikers” Mr. Bhagat Singh Rawat asked about my plans and my answer was –
“I only want to work in the field of adventure. Trekking and Mountaineering is my passion. After pursuing this, the betterment of villages and working with the villagers are going to be my priority,
Because I want to stop them from migrating to other places in search of new jobs and a good education.”
There is a lack of jobs and education in remote areas, so people migrate to satisfy their needs. But, my family supported me in every aspect of life, and they supported my decision to pursue the mountaineering courses from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering “NIM.” After completing the basic and advance course from there, Mr. Bhagat Singh started sending me with the groups as a trek leader.
In 5 years I explored every trek with different people from different parts of the world,
And the experiences changed my perception to look at life and deep down. I learned one thing that “Experiences are the best teachers.”
The trekkers praised and wanted me as their trek leader on every trek; this thing motivated me a lot to keep doing the excellent work and even better.
Today we have reached a platform where we do not compromise on the quality of services at any cost. We organize family treks, school trips, customized packages, fixed departures, and other adventure activities as well. These adventures add flavors to your life.
Trekking is a Bliss
- As there will be no networks, you will get to know that worldly things are not crucial for living. The air, water, food, and shelter are enough, and their importance is much more than gadgets.
- Cascading waterfalls, small streams flowing through the meadows, blooming flowers and camping under the sky full of stars and these experiences are essential.
- Do not disturb the environment and wildlife by being very loud or listening to loud music, take proper care of cleanliness, and leave no trace. Keep the places unspoiled and let others also witness pure and untouched beauty.
From my experience, I am telling all the trekkers to get themselves prepared for their treks, especially beginners:
- First of all, choose the right trekking company.
Note – Trekking is real fun but has associated risks and challenges, to overcome and conquer these problems choosing the right trekking company is essential.
- Trekking is a high adventure activity amongst all, to refresh and rejuvenate yourself go on treks with your family or friends. In the serenity of Himalayas, nothing would look more beautiful, and staying at camps will be a different experience. Whenever you feel burdened, then I suggest going on treks away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Get Yourself Ready For the Treks
- Before booking your trek, do communicate over the phone because you can get more information than the website can provide.
- There are grading of treks – Easy, Moderate, and Difficult to Challenging choose according to your capability and fitness.
- Whenever you feel like going on a trek, do not hesitate because nothing is complicated until you are confident. Just keep yourself physically and mentally fit.
- If you are on a trekking day by day, you can become fit and a good trekker on your own.
- No one is born a mountaineer, and everyone starts as a beginner, slowly the capabilities are increased.
- To avoid problems on the trek, talk to your family doctor before coming on a trek because it may lead to something severe, and cause the problem to everybody.
- Do bring your medical kit. (We carry medical bags, but it is compulsory to sell your own)
- During your trek, do not hesitate to ask for any help from your guide.
- The networks are intermittent so inform your family members or friends before coming on a trek.