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Important Safety Tips for Trekkers and Hikers

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  • Before you go on a trek, be sure to plan your safety

  • Purchase a trek insurance policy for additional safety

  • Check the weather forecast before you leave

  • Travel light but carry all essential supplies such as a map

When you go trekking, regardless of whether you are a beginner or an expert, you shouldn’t take nature for granted. Mo matter what, always prioritise your safety. It’s important to have your wits at all times while trekking, but there are measures you can take before you embark on your journey. One way to do so is purchasing a trek insurance policy to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances such as an accident or loss of essentials such as your debit or credit cards.

Here are few of the safety tips that you must consider before heading out for your trek.


1. Purchase a Trek Insurance Cover

You can never be too sure of what you may encounter when exploring the outdoors. A trek insurance policy can be a reliable safety net that protects you when you’re exploring the hilly terrains and forests. With Trek Cover from Bajaj Finserv, you can avail financial assistance of up to Rs.1,50,000 in case you come across an unforeseen mishap. This plan can be purchased online at a nominal premium of Rs. 699.

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2. Check the Weather Forecast

Before you embark on your journey, check the weather forecast of the place you intend to trek to. If the weather department predicts adverse conditions, don’t take the risk. Instead, cancel or postpone your trek.

3. Hike during the Day

Start your trek early in the morning and continue until nightfall. Avoid trekking at night as visibility is poor. You may charter off course or trip and fall, thereby injuring yourself. You’re also more vulnerable to insect bites and attacks from other animals in the night.

4. Carry a Map

While you may be an expert at using the map on your phone, in case you lose mobile network or battery life, you will need a map to rely on. It may seem unnecessary, but this old school, reliable tool will come to your rescue in your time of need.

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5. Hire A Guide

If you are a beginner at trekking, it is wise to hire a local guide who is aware of the locality and is able to give you the necessary direction. Travel guides are aware of the best routes and hotspots along the way and can be really helpful in times of difficulty.

6. Carry A Medical Kit

In certain areas where there are limited medical facilities around, medicines and medical care are not easily accessible. Hence, you must carry all necessary medicines and first aid kit that might help you if you happen to fall ill or suffer an injury during the trek.


Trekking can be an amazing experience if you can plan your journey well and pack the right things without increasing the weight of your rucksack. Also, one should start physical training at least a month before going on the trek. This would make the journey significantly easier and joyful.


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