6. If your phones are smart, shouldn't you be too?
Communion with nature is best done in silence. If you need music, play an instrument. Might we suggest Himachali style the flute? Else wear the earphones. Do not blast music on portable speakers or your mobile loudspeaker. Pausing now and again to take selfies just disrupts the pace of you and others behind you and tires all out. Make memories that live forever, not photos that get lost with the change of device.
7. The weather might be cool, but the hearts and smiles are warmest!
Smile as you pass each other and the locals.
Start a conversation when possible, respond to friendly comments and queries. Don’t wear both earphones that you miss out on someone calling out for help. Being at a safe distance should not be a hindrance for being warm and friendly. Make way for people going uphill and say an encouraging word or two.
8. Let it be an adventure, not a misadventure.
Stick to the trail. Do not venture on your own into unknown paths. Our guides at Rakkh have curated the routes for varied skill and intensity levels. They will assess you and guide you on the route best suited for you.
Do not write, spray or carve anything into the trees and rocks, let it be pristine as is. As cute as they are, do not build inukshuks, they could be a hazard and even disturb the animal corridors.
9. Nature’s call in nature
Treks and hikes can last long, with the need to relieve yourself. Although we shun going in the open, in nature, you must do. Ensure that you follow a decorum for the same, away from the trail and leave the place as clean as possible.
10. Pack the bare necessities
Masks, sanitizers among other things have become the norm of the day and even mandatory at many places, even though no one expects you to wear a mask while in the woods, you will cross villages and public places en route and it is recommended to have your mask handy for your safety and that of others.
Following these simple rules will make your treks and hikes in and around Rakkh Resort in Dharamshala thoroughly enjoyable. We can’t wait to host you as we put behind us last year and move ahead with hope and joy in 2021.