If you are all set for Chota Char Dham Yatra, then you must be aware that this most popular yatra , starts in the month of April-May and continues till October-November in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, at an altitude of 3538 metres. The scenic beauty is beyond comparison, but at the same time you need to be careful and can be prepared , to avoid any unplanned situation. Below are the 5 quick tips for you to follow and be ready for this auspicious chota char dham yatra towards your self-awakening and enlightenment.
1. Mobile connectivity needs your consideration.
If you have any BSNL number, please carry it preferably because it can work throughout your trip, Kedarnath & Badrinath region has very good connectivity Reliance mobile numbers. Some times, please be informed that it may be difficult at times to get the connection but it can solved with the help of localites there.
2. Be prepared for Itinerary changes
Weather and road conditions are prone to change at this altitude, that too within minutes .All arrangements within chota Chardham Yatra, reserves the right to change itineraries without prior notice, depending on the weather and road condition.Be mentally prepared for that and be assured it’s for your well being only.
3. Get set with these basic requirements
Although a good walk in hilly areas will play its positive impact on your body and fitness. Porters will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is suggested that you bring a good day pack and should be fit enough to carry it with ease :
- Filled water bottle
- Small scissors and knife
- Waterproof matches
- Dehydration salt (electoral) packets
- Neoprene Powder and cream
- Heat balm for muscles/joints
- Vicks inhaler/vapourub
- Dry Fruits/snacks
- Camera/Mobile camera
- Sun Hat
- First Aid Kit
- Light Weight Rain Gear
- Extra Cloth
4. Altitude Sickness should not be taken for granted .
This is an environment related condition that can affect anyone who climbs too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly. Consultation with doctor is advisable.
5. Insurance is essential
It’s always recommended that you insure yourself against sickness, Emergency rescue, accident ,hospitalization, etc.. To ensure that you are prepared for any sudden expense in case of mishappening or your belonging during pilgrimage.