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How to travel comfortably in snowy mountains

1 Plan it right: Make sure your trip is planned well in advance. Check on the general road conditions and before travelling, confirm whether the high mountain passes are open . 2 Woolly alert: Carry heavy woollens to beat the chill in the high mountain areas. Don't

travel Updated: Jan 09, 2011 19:16 IST

1 Plan it right: Make sure your trip is planned well in advance. Check on the general road conditions and before travelling, confirm whether the high mountain passes are open .


2 Woolly alert: Carry heavy woollens to beat the chill in the high mountain areas. Don't forget your snow boots and gloves to escape snowbites.

3 Medicine kit: High attitudes might make you dizzy and breathless. So take a medicine kit along, with bandage, allergy tablets, cough syrup and anti-nausea pills to counter uneasiness.

4 Safe road drive: If you are travelling in a four-wheeler, make sure there are two drivers. Carrying extra fuel is a must, as you never know where you might get stranded.

5 Trek in small groups: High mountains, though beautiful, are rugged, cold and inhospitable and no place for an inexperienced or ill-equipped trekker. In most of the cases, trekkers die from high-altitude sickness or by slipping off icy tracks. So stick to trekking in small groups, with the aide of local guides. Nobody knows the area better than them.

IANS

First Published: Jan 09, 2011 19:16 IST