Checklist for One Day Treks

Basic Check List and preparation for One Day Trek.

Note: All important items are typed in bold and mandatory.

  • Track Pants or leggings or loose comfortable trousers; (Fabric of the pants should be light, quick dry and having some stretch) Avoid heavy jeans.
  • You may carry spare one (Shorts or Capri).
  • Wear loose full sleeves shirt or t-shirt of material that can breath, but does not retain liquid (dry fits).
  • Carry 1 pair of spare shirts / t-shirts. 
  • Cap or hat with good shade
  • Shoes – trekking shoes or tough Canvas Shoes with good grip. Avoid shoes with high heels or very thick soles or normal running shoes  / GYM Shoe.
  • Carry Spare floaters, slippers, or light canvas shoes.
  • Socks – carry one pairs of spare socks.

Personal medical Kit and Toiletries

  • Velbet Skin cream for ticks or insect bytes
  • Bettnovet – C “Anti Fungal Skin cream” (Useful against rash caused due to wetness and friction due to walking).
  • Bandages - Band aid, Crape Bandage, Gauze
  •  Anti-septic cream – Soframycine and Burnol
  •  Paracitimol – Crocin
  •  Anti-Dyheration - Glucose D/C and Electrol
  •  Anti Vomit / loose motions, Anti – Allergies (optional),
  •  Mosquito / Insect repellent
  •  Pain killers and / or any other personal medication recommended by your family doctor.
  • Your medical Kit should contain your blood group and emergency phone number.
  • Photo ID.
  • Your Personal medication of all chronic ailments (if you have any)with a small instruction note and back ground. Also inform the organiser about the same in advance.

Other essentials in your survival kit

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Mask
  • Small Torch / Flash Light
  • Pocket Knife (Optional)
  • Hand Towel (light)
Optional (Survival kit)
  • Small Plate
  • Mug
  • Thread and Needle (Carry one large needle and one small needle)
  • Trekking Pole or Walking Stick (should be 65% to 70% of your height – strong and light)
  • Basic Magnetic compass
  • Carry a note pad and two ball pens for your diary writing. 

Personal Food / Snacks

  • 3 to 4 water bottles (1 liter each). Carry 2 bottles on trek per person.
  • Snacks for the route – Dry Fruits; Fruits; Salad Items; chocolates; biscuits etc.
  • Packed Lunch and Breakfast – Options (Bread Indian or white; Vegetables home cooked or canned; Idlis; Boiled Eggs; Theplas; Chatni; Puran Polli; etc).
  • Other ready parcels you can pickup during breakfast (Upma, Sheera, Bread Butter / Jam).

Monsoon Special

  • Carry Poncho or light Rain Coat (Poncho is better as it can cover your bag too).
  • If you are into photography (Carry a small folding umbrella too, useful while taking pictures while its raining)
  • Cap or Hat (Made of Waterproof material)
  • Dry bag to protect your essential electronic items during monsoon.
  • Personal Garbage bag. (No littering in the forest trail; carry your all your personal waste in your garbage bag).
  • Gaiters (Protects your trouser / shoes against mud and water splashes)

Backpack or Rucksack

  • For a One Day Trek a 30 to 40 liters Backpack / Rucksack is more than enough to carry all your essential items.
  • Carry all your belongings in a backpack or rucksack with light items at the bottom and heavy stuff loaded around your shoulders level. If you have, compression straps in your bag use them to compress your luggage to make it well balanced.

Other Optional Goodies

  • You may also carry goodies like camera; small - binoculars, magnifying glasses and pocket field guide to make most of the trip.
Special instructions during normal treks
  • Trekking involves waking through beautiful but rough country side sometimes even through jungles and/or climbing hills.
  • Rule number one, stick with the group and listen to all instructions given by group leader before start of the trek as dos and don'ts
  • It is normal to be breathless as you start ascend a hill, reduce your pace while climbing and observe how the trekkers ahead of you are climbing and what trail are they follow.
  • Keep yourself hydrated at all times; carry water; fruit juicers; sports drinks as combination. Its a good idea to also add few seasonal fruits; salad vegetables; dry fruits; and some energy bars.
  • Meals.. Carry simple meals its better than spicy or oily food. Puts less strain on your body.
  • All maintain personal hygiene especially while eating. Use hand sanitizers for keeping your palm clean.
  • Stick to the beaten trail, avoid wandering off the trail.  
  • Always ensure that you are in site of the person ahead and behind you. Do not put your hand in cracks of Rocks/Boulders as these may have hidden insects, scorpions or snakes.
  • If you have any chronic illness kindly inform the group leader before start of the trek and procedures for first aid in case of emergency. 
  • During monsoon avoid wet  spots on rocks that have green moss layer.
  • And last but not the least enjoy the trek, countryside nature and good company of your friends.
  • And don't forget too add a small flash light and personal first aid kit. Its always good to have a tiny survival kit of your own. 
  • Last not the least; do not carry items not essential for the treks like music players; too many extra clothes; too many gadgets etc.
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