A trek guide for beginners…from beginners!

Want to go on a hiking trip, but not sure where to start?

Read our new blog post and start planning.

With this blog, we want to reach out to all those adventure seekers who have been planning their trek trip for years, but haven’t gotten around to it.

As beginners, we can absolutely relate with you!

We were planning to go on a trekking adventure for years, but it’s not two months back that we FINALLY decided to go for it.

While we were trekking in the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve in Mussorrie – which we extremely enjoyed – we realised that keeping a few little things in mind can make the trip all the more worthwhile.

Here are few things that we would like to share with you from our experience:

    1. Plan an easy trek – as a beginner, we would suggest go for an easy route / one day trek trips. This will help you get familiar with the nature of trekking.
    2. Research about the trek route – it is always good to prepared. Do some research before setting on for a trek. Research about the flora / fauna of the region etc. The idea is to get a bit familiar with the route.
    3. Choose a trek as per the season – Only book a trek after you have carefully studied the trails that are best as per the season. We went on a Mushroom trail in the month of July (monsoon) and sighted some magnificent mushrooms on the way. To make the most out of your trip, do study the season and the trails available.
    4. Wear the right trek gear – dress right! Focus on comfort. And most importantly, wear the right pair of shoes. While hiking on those mountains, the last thing you want is slippery pair of shoes. Get the right pair which offers you the grip and the comfort.
    5. Book a guide – MOST IMPORTANT! Do book a tour which offers you a guide along. Always advisable to go with someone who is familiar with the route. Besides, you get to know so much more about the area.
    6. Pack light, but always carry the essentials – The best way to travel on a trek is a carry a backpack which has got your essentials…water, for example. Since you will be walking on ardours terrains, it is always beneficial to pack light. The lighter the bag, easier it is to carry.   
      • Other essentials you need on a day trek –
        • Water bottle
        • Water proof back pack
        • Sweaters as may get chilly up there
        • First aid box
        • Torch
        • Plastic bags
        • Swiss knife
        • Leech socks, if you’re travelling during monsoon
        • Umbrella, if you’re travelling during monsoon

Hope this guide helps you get started.

In case you need more details, feel free to write to us at trravelogue@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to know more about our adventure.

Until then, enjoy this post. Happy exploring!

Xx

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Top places to eat in Landour

Food is life!

How many of you would agree with me?

…and it becomes relatively more important when you are travelling to a new place – as you don’t want to miss out on the cuisine or different flavors that place has to offer.

We have put together this post to help you make the best choice (on places to eat) if you happen to visit this gorgeous hill station tucked in the lap of mighty Himalayas – LANDOUR (a must visit!).

To begin with, and this is the eatery I have mentioned in my previous post as well (clearly I can’t get enough of this place) is Landour Bakehouse.

  • Landour Bakehouse – Located in Sisters Bazaar, this place offers a comprehensive menu coupled with Old English style décor. The bakery has the best variety of crepes to choose from and not just that, they also offer a wide range of freshly baked cakes and cookies. Pocket friendly with delicious food and magnificent view, this bakery definitely tops the list.
  • Café Ivy – Wooden décor, hanging light, bright orange wall, outdoor seating offering splendid views of the mountains, and delicious food. Need we say more? This place offers tastefully done interiors along with reasonably priced food selection – best of both the worlds I would say.
  • Char Dukaan – Head straight to Char Dukaan if you are in the mood for some good old Maggi noodles and Masala Chai (these two have a special place in hills). As the name suggests, it’s a place with four to five small eating joints placed in a row and serving steaming hot Maggi and Tea / Coffee. Such a delight to just sit, eat and absorb.
  • Emily’s Café – This café in Rokeby Manor, a vintage cottage in Landour, is a perfect place for any meal and to enjoy the serene surroundings of the place. First thing you notice about the place are the subtle interiors with a sophisticated layout. To add to that, the staff is extremely warm and welcoming with lot of suggestions as per your requirement. If you happen to go, do try the signature dessert – Sticky Toffee Pudding.

So whatever you have mind – a romantic evening, or a quick meal or just someplace to eat and enjoy the view – Landour offers you a perfect location to suit your mood.

In case you need more details, feel free to write to us at travelogue@gmail.com.

Stay tuned to know more about our adventure.

Until then, enjoy this post. Happy exploring!

Xx

Follow us on Instagram / Twitter – we go by the name of Trravelogue.