Tips Planning an Adventure Holiday with Family
Before having an adventurous holiday keep a note of the below points to make your trip comfortable.
Do your homework - find your most comfortable attire, footwear and other equipments to carry with you.
Keep a note on the weather conditions - expected/unexpected depending upon the topography of the area.
Check availability of drinking water and food
Nearest points of medical aids in case of emergencies
Common ailments that onemight experience such as altitude sickness, nausea, motion sickness etc and also the basic knowledge of first aid
Check the credentials and experience of the professional you are traveling with
Plan, Prepare and Equip before you set out
Adventure tours should be conducted under the supervision of trained personnel
The instructors are trained and experienced and you safety is their prime concern so follow the instructions of the instructors to avoid accidents
The outdoors may sometime be deceptive in mountain areas, a sunny day can turn into a freezing day within hours.
At lower altitudes a sudden downpour can leave you soaking wet and at risk of hypothermia.
A beautiful and calm looking river might seem very inviting but might have very strong under water current
Choose a trip that suits your skills, knowledge and experience.
Never go walking alone in case of emergency it might help having someone to do the running around
A compass and knowledge of how to use it is also useful.
Prepare well and carry warm and waterproof gear even if good weather is forecasted
Seek the local advise on weather before setting out
Jeans are not the appropriate clothing for hiking
Dehydration is an issue in any climate. Carry lots of water with you.
If you plan to take water from streams, purify it by boiling it atleast for 3 minutes.
Carry sufficient amount of food. Light weight high energy food are best
Travel with an open mind and be ready to face the extremes