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Some Trekking Rules

 

Some Trekking Rules
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Trekking maybe undertaken for only one place or an area at a time and follow the route prescribed by the Department of Immigration.
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To trek along routes that are not prescribed may create serious problems regarding security, food and accommodation.
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It is advised to arrange treks through the registered trekking agencies to prevent oneself from any unseen accident that may occur at any time during the trekking period.
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While trekking it is advisable to take only authorized guide and porter.
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Be careful with matches around wooded or grassy areas. Forest and grass fires cause serious damages.
Give preference to lodges and trekking companies that do not use firewood and encourage their efforts to conserve the environment.
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Be most economical with all fuel, specially regarding the local firewood. Use minimum fuel for hot showers and discourage camp-fire.
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Trekkers are strictly forbidden to cut any green forest resources and to kill any wildlife.
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Use washing and toilet facilities provided or if none are available make sure you are at least 30 meters away from any water source. Bury excreta and toilet papers and use biodegradable toiletries. Avoid the use of non-biodegradable items as much as possible.
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Do not ignore headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. These symptoms can occurre for altitude sickness.
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Reduce pollution, leave the campsite cleaner and protect the environment.
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Trekking permits are necessary to trek in the national parks located in the mountains.
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Try to maintain constant rate of climbing during trekking.
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Carry an I-pod or portable MP3 player with you to avoid getting bored.
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Dehydration is the problem most of the mountaineers face during the course of their journey. Carry enough fluids and keep drinking them regularly.
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Enthusiasm and physical strength can be related in sense that the amount of fun you will have while climbing will help to generate the body strength.
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Motivation is required to complete any long journey so see what motivates you.
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Examine your physical and mental strengths. Body resistance differs from person to person so avoid comparing yourself with others. You must be also technically sound to make proper use of tools with you.
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If you are too worried about fitness and heart problems then avoid it.