Guide Notes for
Trekkers & Campers
Rainy season is between mid December to mid January.
Visitors are requested to help the Department of Wild
Life preserve nature' beauty bykeeping litter and noise pollution to
Heavy duty gear is recommended. Keep your back
packs a light as possible and plan the items that you need to carry.
Leeches is generally not a major problem but they can be a real
nuisance if the weather is wet or the ground is soggy. Insect
repellent is normally sprayed on the socks and shoes to keep them at
Things to bring - as a general guide
- Long sleeve shirt / warm clothes, change of clothes,
sturdy walking shoes, (Sport / tennis / gym shoes / hiking shoes),
second pair of shoes / pair of sandals, gloves / hat / mask, extra
socks, rain and wind gear, rain coat, thick wind breaker, rain cap,
towel, toothbrush, tooth paste... etc, tissue paper, toilet roll, sun
block & lip gloss, insect repellent, mosquito coil, headache tablets,
plasters (for cuts and blisters), deep heat lotion (for muscle cramp),
talcum powder, a
couple of plastic bags (for wet clothes, etc), binoculars, camera,
waterproof bag for camera, torchlight & fresh batteries, high energy
food (eg chocolates, nuts, raisins, glucose) and water bottle
Food items o bring - as a general guide -
per person - rice, sardine, sugar, cooking oil, biscuits, tea / milk
/ coffee, onion, garlic, salt, tinned chicken curry, gas cylinders,
soap, chocolates, candle and cabbage
When choosing what clothes to bring, consider their weight (dry or
wet!). Avoid jeans, jacket and other bulky apparel.
Don't travel at night as visibility is low.
Don't drink unboiled or stagnant water. If you have
to, look for a moving stream with clear running water.
Don't eat any fruits or plants unless you know they
Don't leave camp without informing others.
Don't stray away from other trekkers. Safety in
Stay healthy. Don't take unnecessary risks like
climbing rocks and trees.
Important items that a trekker must possess - a large
knife and waterproof matches or lighter.
Check with your guide or expedition leader whether it
is save to swim in the river. Rivers may look save but if there are
heavy rain up stream, the river water level may swell in a very short
time and can sweep away even a very strong swimmer.
- If you are lost, back track and check your bearings
- Stay put because it would be easier for your guides
or the rescue
teams to locate you than if you were to wander around aimlessly.
- Listen to the sounds of water, either stream of
river. Follow it down stream until it leads you back to civilisation.
- Always think of self-preservation and never take
- Try to leave some sort of mark along your path bysystematically slashing leaves or tree barks so that you can find your
way back if necessary.
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