Do I need to carry any trekking equipment?
Kashmir Mountain Adventures will carry sleeping bags, liners, mats, tents, first aid kit and other equipment. You need to carry your personal gear. Check this video for things to get.
What is the source of drinking water? Is it safe to drink?
Water source is natural streams, rivers and water springs in the mountains and it is safe to drink.
Do i require a trekking pole?
Trekking pole (hiking stick) helps share the load of the backpack and gives you propulsion. Carry a hiking stick if you have one, otherwise you can pick up a sturdy fallen branch on the trail and use it for support.
Are trekking shoes mandatory? Can I use floaters to trek?
Floaters are not recommended for treks- you need a shoe with a good grip and high ankle support. Have a pair of comfortable shoes with good grip. Trekking shoes will make the trek comfortable but are not mandatory. If you are buying a pair if trekking shoes, make sure you wear and walk around in it before you come on the trek!
What will the daytime and night temperature be?
On the slopes, day time temperature will be around 15-18 C and night times can fall as low as -2° to -4°C.
How many people will share a tent?
Tents will be shared by 2 to 3 people. In some locations we use arctic tents that accommodate 8-10 people.
Are accomodation for men and women separate?
Yes, men and women will not be sharing tents, unless in arctic tents.
Can we expect rains during the trek?
Sudden showers are expected, always carry a light rain coat or water proof windproof poncho.
What kind of food do you provide?
Kashmir Mountain Adventures uses a well planned menu suitable for high altitude treks. Breakfast varies from bread and butter, Jam, Peanut better, sandwiches and cornflakes. Lunch mainly comprises of roti or puri with sabzi. Dinner is complete with vegetable, Dal, rice, roti and dessert. Dry ration of biscuits and chikki will be provided as well. You may carry nuts and dry fruits if necessary.
Do I need to carry any documents with me?
Carry an original ID card and a photograph.
Is there a doctor accompanying us on the trek?
There are no doctors on the trek but your trek leaders are trained first aiders. A full fledged first aid kit will always be with the team.
Do you provide toilet tents? Is it necessary to dig catholes?
There is no civilization or buildings on the treks. No concrete toilets are available. We have toilet tents. Being environment friendly and hygenic is important. All tissues need to be buried. Sanitary napkins need to be wrapped in newspaper and brought back in a zip lock pouch. No disposing them in the mountains.
Is there any provisions for taking bath?
There is no provision for bath at the base camps or on the trek.
Do we get mobile signal on the trek?
On most days of the trek, you won’t be getting any signal.