hiking himalayan

Thorp, July 30


Waterproof Socks


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Simikot delighted with the wonders of civilization. There is access to Wi-Fi (very weak though), there is electricity in the sockets, and you can even buy cola and beer. But there was still dalbat for lunch, albeit with additional delights in the form of cucumbers and chicken curry. I wonder if you can get used to this food? For a long time already on the route, but somehow the joy from this feeding does not appear.

There was nothing much to keep myself busy on the trail, and I thought about what from the preparation turned out to be the most useful in the end. Of course, I was preparing for this tracking. Listening to my feelings at the beginning of the route, I come to the conclusion that it was extremely useful to walk up and down the stairs with a heavy backpack (2-3 times a week, at a calm pace, 80-100 floors), do stretching and breathing exercises (exhale into the water through a tube and "square breath"). Running, walking, swimming and everything else is also useful, but it seemed to me that to a lesser extent. Despite the rather abrupt start of the trekking, I did not catch the miner in a tough form, which means that the preparation was quite adequate. Well, lucky, probably too.

I keep thinking about the equipment. Trekking sticks are a must for such trekking. In fact, I would not have gone far without sticks. I usually treated sticks as a consumable - I bought the cheapest ones and threw them away at the first signs of wear (usually after the second trip). 

This time it was thought that the cheapest sticks simply cannot withstand such a long route. 

In general, the Great Himalayan Trail is a very serious test for equipment. Let's see what survives and what doesn't.

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