Nope, that’s not how it works 😉

Preparing to rendezvous with the Sahyadris?
Here’s an exhaustive checklist of all the things you’ll ever need for your adventure!

For Summer/Winter One-Day treks:

  • Basic First Aid kit*
  • Identity Card
  • Trail/ region map
  • Cap/ Scarf/ Bandana & Sunglasses
  • Water (Minimum two litres.)
  • Electrolyte Powder/Drink (Electral/Gatorade/Glucon D, etc.) OR Lemon and salt.
  • Calorie dense snacks (Nuts & Dry fruits, Plum Cake, Chocolate bar, etc.)
  • Fruit Juice/drink (Mazaa, Tropicana, etc. )
  • Insect repellent (Odomos, Good Knight fabric roll-on, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer (Dettol, Lifebuoy, etc.)
  • Spare newspaper & Tissues
  • Multi-Tool/ Swiss Army Knife
  • Torch/ Headlamp with spare batteries.
  • Powerbank
  • Safety Pins, Rubber bands & Whistle (Useful in emergencies.)
  • Optional: Rope, Camera.

For Monsoon treks:

  • Quick Dry T-shirts are preferable over cotton tees.
  • Poncho
  • Additional set of clothes, socks, etc.
  • Plastic sheet to wrap electronic devices.

For Multi day treks (in addition to above):

  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
  • Rehydration pouch/ bladder
  • Tent & Sleeping Bag/ Mat
  • Trekking pole
  • A spare set of clothes & footwear (Floaters, sandals, etc.)
  • Water filter/ Thin cotton cloth & water purification tablet.
  • Instant food (soup, noodles, etc.)
  • Utensils
  • Antiperspirant powder
  • Magnesium Flint/ Match boxes (Or candles, to be used as last resort.)
  • Cotton swabs (Use it to loosely cover your ears at night.)
  • Basic Toiletries: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Chewing Gum, Mouthwash, Shower gel (for use as face wash, shampoo & washing clothes, etc.)
  • If there are few/ unreliable commercial establishments at the destination, carrying a toilet seat sanitizer spray is a good idea (Peesafe, Uspray, etc.).

*First aid kit:

  • Scissor
  • Band aids (Regular & Waterproof)
  • Analgesic spray (Relispray, Volini, etc.)
  • Antiseptic Liquid (Savlon, Dettol etc.)
  • Antiseptic powder (Povidone-Iodine based powders like Cipladine, Savlon, etc.)
  • Cotton roll & Bandage
  • Crepe Bandage
  • 1 inch wide medical tape (paper or cloth.)
  • Micropore tape
  • Tablet for motion sickness (Avomine), Acidity (Gelusil, Digene, etc.).
  • Mild pain relief tablet (Crocin)

Note: Always consult a doctor before taking any medicine.


-Always carry a bit of extra cash and preferably in different places.
(I learnt this the hard way 😛 )
-Always make sure someone knows where you are going (You have seen 127 Hours, right?) and the tentative schedule as well, if possible.
-Always check frequency of public transport from remote locations as well as time for the last bus/train back from the village.
-Preferably wear full sleeved/ length clothes that won’t restrict your movement and also protect you from insect bites and scratches.


-Never wear valuables or jewellery.
-Do not smoke, litter or vandalize.
-Do not consume liquor or other intoxicants.

Bhimashankar 66Z

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Siva Bandaru says:

    Nice info buddy …. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nomadosauras says:

      Thanks a lot! 😀


  2. Today I discovered your blogs, thanks to you. You have brought out sheer trekking jewels… absolutely breathtaking pictures too… Had to comment at the very start of your blogging journey as well! So adding my words here and not on the latest one!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nomadosauras says:

      That’s very kind of you! Thank you 🙂
      You have a lovely blog yourself and I look forward to reading many more posts from you in the days to come! Cheers 🙂


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