Things to be carried on a trek in Western Ghats of India

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  • Haversack – This is the most important thing you need. Choose a sack which can sustain the weight throughout the trek. In rainy season, (Make sure that you do not carry any Jholas, one-side bags etc.)
    *We prefer to use a big plastic bag inside the haversack. This helps us to keep the things dry.

  • At least 2 liters of water bottle. It is really necessary to consume the carried water wisely.
    (you may add Glucon D or energy powder to it)

  • Extra clothes as per the season. Full sleeve clothes are preferred for treks. (Towel, Rain coat, Sun cap, Thermal wears as reauired)
    *make sure you carry a plastic bag to keep used wet clothes.

  • Trekking shoes – ‘Action Trekking’ is Most preferred pair of shoes for Sahyadri region. If not available, one can wear shoes with good grip.

  • Bedding material – Sleeping bag / Carry mat / Blanket etc.
    *Make sure that the bedding material is not bulky or heavy.

  • Torch with extra batteries.
    Avoid using your mobiles as torch as the mobile might be needed in an emergency. Hence, it is important to save on the mobile battery.

  • Plate, Mug, Spoon etc.
    We prefer to carry our own plates etc to the forts. (Optional)

  • Personal medical kit -
    A set of medicines for any personal allergies, insect repellents or the medicines as per your doctor’s suggestion etc.
    You can also carry basic antiseptic medicines, tablets, band-aids, crape, relisprey etc.
Sahyadri is the northen west part of Western ghats in India. The terrain full of tropical forests, hill forts, backwaters & rocky cliffs
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