Tag : Hiking

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10 Most Common First Aid Techniques While Trekking

Trekking is a passion, a way of exploring nature, a means of connecting with the beautiful world around you. Let’s keep it at that as we stay ready to face all the challenges coming our way during treks. Just as there are rule-books for various activities, there are important ways of staying healthy and alive during treks too. Learn some simple first aid techniques while trekking, or better yet, just be aware of some of them and you will be […]

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How to Deal with Wild Animal Attacks while Trekking

Trekking safety is an important aspect of concern. Medications, acclimatization, choosing the right trekking gear play an important role in dealing with trekking anxiety. However, the biggest ‘what if’ that surrounds the safety bubble on a trek is: what if you encounter wild animals while trekking? As tough as it may sound, you ought to stay calm and be prepared during wild animal attacks. Here’s how: Stay aware: Gather enough information about your terrain well in advance. Do your homework. […]

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Seven Travel/Adventure books to read when on a hike

Is hiking literally all about physical fitness and preparation? *nod no* Doesn’t it involve a lot of mental makeup and emotional stamina too? *nod yes* Here’s some brain food for you while you are on your hike *smile please* While these books may not necessarily serve as guides to hiking, they are sure to feed that travel bug in you. If not, they serve as good reads. As you hike and take a break, flip through the pages and plan […]

Is it safe for women to go for a trek in the Himalaya

Is it safe for women to trek in the Himalaya?

A solo hike to the Himalayas can seem really intimidating, but not if you know how to take care of yourself. It’s okay to be a little nervous as these trails are not easy to tread, but as the jitters set in, you must know how to take of yourself too. Let’s make your trek a sweet experience to remember. Do’s Safety first: Remember, your safety is in your hands. Thus, do a thorough analysis of your travel plan and […]

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High Altitude Sickness & Medicines to carry on a High Altitude Trek

What is High Altitude? Mountain medicine recognizes three altitude regions that reflect the lowered amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. High Altitude ranges from 1500 to 3500 meters or 49211 to 11483 feet, Very High Altitude is within 3500 to 5500 meters, and Extreme Altitude goes above 5500 meters. Why worry? An increasing number of people are traveling to new heights and altitudes every now and then. In this case, we mean trekkers and hikers. A small percentage of them […]

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How to Prepare for Your First Trek in the Himalaya

First Trek-Ready-Get Set-Go! Excited for your first trek in the Himalaya? Bet you have your backpack, shoes and daredevil spirit ready, but are you actually physically fit to take the leap? While there are a lot of factors to be considered before your first trek, let us help you get physically fit first. PREPARATION: Why?   Physical fitness is key to enjoying the trek to the fullest, more so for first timers. You have to familiarize yourself with the bout […]

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8 Tips to leave the Trail Green (+Bonus Tip)

As a hiker, you have a responsibility – to give back to nature what it deserves! That’s it; it’s as simple as that. Respect it, that’s all it asks for. As a hiker, don’t you think you should…?… 1. Leave no trace: Preserve the natural habitat as it is. Do not mess with or spoil the trail. Leave it for the others to enjoy too. As the common philosophy goes ‘take only pictures, leave only footprints’, don’t leave a trace […]

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First Pilgrim – Celebrating Freedom

On India’s Independence Day, we find the real meaning of Freedom by being in the outdoors   Starring: Sandesh Ragbansingh Gautami Putireddy Atul Khandar Mohan Singh Danu Camera & Edits: Neeraj Mishra To Subscribe to First Pilgrim: https://goo.gl/vlCPqR Like us on: https://facebook.com/firstpilgrim Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/first_pilgrim First Pilgrim: Curated Himalayan Experiences | Travelers on Foot    

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The Rule of Three While Hiking – Because It’s Always Safety First

Rule No 1: You can survive for 3 weeks without food Rule No 2: You can survive 3 days without water Rule No 3: You can survive three hours without heat Rule No 4: You can survive for 3 minutes without air Rule No 5: You should hike with at least 3 people This is because, if one falls ill, one person can go looking for help, while one can stay with the sick person to take care of him. […]

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Why Hiking should replace all other Corporate Team Building Activities

A team that hikes together stays together! Yes, you heard that right. That seems to be the new mantra today, and why not? Hiking is replacing traditional team building activities for reasons more than one. If you work in a corporate set-up, wouldn’t you want to take up hiking to…Here are our reasons why hiking should replace all other Corporate Team Building Activities 1. Build a strong bond Physical activities like hiking help in building bonds with teammates that last […]

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