7 Things to Remember Before You Set Out on a Long Trek

By The_Soul_Searcher | May 15, 2019
Asia > India > Meghalaya > Mawphlang Sacred Forest

How are you my fellow Soul-Searchers? Have you ever been on a long trek before? Have you ever visited the wetest place on earth that is Meghalaya, situated in the north-eastern part of India? If you haven't, you must do that at least once in your lifetime. Today, I am sharing with you 7 things you must remember before you go out on a long trek to the amazing Mawphlang Sacred Forest in Meghalaya, or for any long trek for that matter.

A Trek to Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Meghalaya, India

A Trek to Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Meghalaya, India

1. Hire a taxi from Police Bazar in the city of Shillong (Meghalaya). To reach Shillong, take a taxi or a cab from the Lokapriya Gopinath Airport in Guwahati (Assam, India) or the Guwahati Railway Station in Paltan Bazar. You should check out the route on google maps yourself to have a knowledge of it beforehand. This applies for any kind of trek you set out for.
2. Pack light. Remember you have to carry this bag while trekking.
3. Carry a water bottle, a packet of biscuits and an emergency first-aid kit with you.
4. Research about the place you are going to beforehand. There may be local cultures and traditions which you must need to respect and abide by while you are there. When you leave the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, for instance, you cannot bring back a single twig or even a fallen leaf from the forest with you. The indigenous tribe there believes that if you disturb the forest in any way, you will be cursed for a lifetime.
5. Since, you will be trekking in the wettest place on earth, you must carry an umbrella with you.
6. It is always advisable to have something filling but not heavy before you leave for this long trek. You will be famished otherwise.
7. Wear a good pair of walking shoes.

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Written by The_Soul_Searcher
Hi, fellow soul-searchers! I am Snigdha Deka. I am a full- time PhD Scholar and a part-time lifestyle blogger. My blog covers topics from lifestyle, minimalism, fashion, healthy body and mind, nature and books, random thoughts juggling in our heads, and occasional fun treats we should give ourselves.

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Jan Krzysztof

Jan Krzysztof
Nov 17, 2019 at 18:25

I 100% agree on number #2, pack light people!! You're going to carry your stuff for hours, every object must be worth it. I went for two really long hikes so far... The first time my bag was 17kg, the second only 11kg, and I feel I can still do better.


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