Planning for vacations – Hill stations are the best options to get a break from hectic city life in summer. Hill stations are always good destinations to remove the stress of over daily lives in every season. Hills are green, cool, peaceful, clean and fresh air all around the year. Here we want to point out some travel tips for traveling to a hill station or Himalaya so that your trip will be with ease and comfort.
But along with the treasure of peace, greenery, nature Beauty and stress removing environment, there are many difficulties and challenges that we may have to face there in hills of Himalayas. These are, 1) Very Low temperature, 2) Rugged roads, 3) lack of resources like mobile network connectivity, less road connectivity, not more options of food and water, and many more. So we need to carry some important things with us when we are out for Himalaya.
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Packing/travel tips when you are traveling to a hill station.
Staying warm and comfortable will be aim when out in a hill station. Here is a list of things to carry while traveling to a hill station.
When we are traveling to hills while packing, the first thing that comes in mind is warm clothes. If you don’t want to carry too much weight and want to overcome the cold waves, you need to carry enough woolen dresses with you. You can go fancy with Good quality Jackets or Coats, Sweaters and Pullovers, Body-Warmers, Wind Cheaters, Woolen Socks, Gloves, Caps, Ear Muffs and Muffler.
Good Comfortable shoes
Medicines & First aid kit
Due to change in weather and temperature we may have to fight with the cold, fever, etc. or while walking in hilly pathways first aid kit is a must.
Chocolates and Thermal water bottle
Carry some chocolates for instant warm-up and energy. Food and water may not be near every time, hydration is a must.
You can’t predict the weather in the hills, it can change any time and starts rain, hail storm and maybe snowfall in summer also. So keep Good Handy Umbrella with you to be dry.
For Babies or kids
Traveling with kids is never easy. Warm clothes and shoes are important but for kids carry some extra diapers and wipes, they are easily available all places but in case of sudden rainfall, landslide or heavy snowfall, we can’t move easily out for such things. Carry a sufficient amount of baby food or snacks to feed them on time.
Keep enough cash with you when you are in hills as ATMs are not always available or may be out of order or out of cash.
Due to the very low network in the hills and excess use of mobile phones for photography etc, the battery of mobiles discharges very fast and you won’t want to waste time charging mobile. Have a good quality power bank while traveling and stay online always through mobiles.
Skincare (Lip balm, Sunscreen, lotion)
In hills there is a situation of winters even in summer. So to avoid dry skin, carry Lip balm, Sunscreen, lotion.
In the mountains, the Sun is much brighter than that of down cities. To explore the beauty of hills better to use Polarized Sunglasses.
Organize your belongings and roll your clothes in a Backpack for your mountain getaway. For ease of weight distribution and accessibility, you should have a good Trekking and Hiking Backpack to make sure you pack in a well organized manner. And it should be waterproof, strong and easy to lift. Hiking Rucksack (Backpack) for men and hiking Rucksack (Backpack) for women are different by size and shape of body. you should know How to Choose Trekking and Hiking Back Packs and Travel Luggage for men and women. So that it will comfortable to carry weight full bag.
Camera and camera Cases
To capture every beautiful moments and nature, you should have a Good Camera also but with spare batteries. As you will have to keep your camera with you all the time to capture nature so while traveling, walking, trekking or hiking holding camera can be a big pain, So you will also need a Good Camera Case also to hold your good camera.
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