Beautiful Summit of Kedarkantha Trek PART: 2

Solo travelling sounds fascinating I know and indeed it is. Travelling solo makes boosts your confidence and it gives you a chance to listen to your gut and control what direction you want to head. Spending even a minimal time alone will allow you to embark on an inward journey of self-discovery. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. It’s true – once you’ve made up your mind that you’re going to travel solo, your subconscious accepts that it’s going to happen. You might still experience certain levels of nervousness, excitement, fear, and anxiety in the lead up, but acceptance overwhelmingly diminishes fear.

Being a girl there are few challenges that I have faced during travelling and how did I come out of that situation, Hope it helps other female travelers as well .

  • If you want to use washroom than Petrol pump is one of the best options because it will not be isolated, and you will see people around which is plus point
  • Always carry pee safe or any other spray because you don’t want to catch germs.
  • If you are going for a hike than DO NOT FORGET TO CARRY WET TISSUE. On mountain and campsite you might not find water and in that case if you have wet tissues than you are sorted.
  • If you run out of money and you don’t have ATM nearby than what will you do ? Don’t panic!! Speak to any of the restaurants/hotels you will definitely find someone who can help you in this case (they might charge you ) and always inform your family/friend. In case of need thy can transfer money to someone’s account and you can get it uncashed. This happened with me in Gangotri, I was out of cash and out of network. I spoke to a hotel manager, from his phone I called up my friend he transferred money to the managers account and the manager gave me cash. But be very careful whom you trust.
  • Try to use public transport and avoid booking cab/taxi alone.
  • Travel during daylight
  • Don’t share your plan with fellow travelers if you don’t know that person.
  • Book your tickets in advance and do research as much as you can before hitting the destination.
  • Carry the essentials and don’t carry things which you won’t use, because if you are trekking you must carry your own bag, and nothing is worse than a heavy bag with unnecessary things.
  • Last but not the least always ready for B plan .
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