How to Collect and Purify Water on Trek

How to Collect and Purify Water on Trek

Category Trekking Tip

By Suhas Saya


There are multiple ways to collect and purify water in the wilderness. On a trek you'll find water flowing streams, dripping from rocks, in the catchment areas, from melting snow, seeping out of underground sources. Many times, you need to make do with the water source you find.

And it's not difficult if you know how to purify water that you find on treks.

In this video, we are sharing some practical approaches to collecting and purifying water for the Himalayan treks. These tips can become very useful on your next do-it-yourself trek.

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Watch this video and let us know which of these techniques have you applied. If you have any questions, please drop them in the comment section below and we will address them promptly.

Stay safe, and happy trekking!

Suhas Saya

Head of DIY & Explorations Team

About the author

Suhas is the head of the Experience Coordinator's team and the Documentation Team. He has been working at Indiahikes for the past 5 years. He graduated as an engineer and corporate offices never excited him as much as the great outdoors! Nature, adventure, and wildlife are the top things that get his heart racing. He has done more than 12 Himalayan treks - a few of them are Roopkund, Dayara Bugyal, Buran Ghati, Kuari Pass, Kashmir Great Lakes, Warwan Valley, Ranthan Kharak.

He likes the opportunity to explore treks. He has done a few explorations in the Himalayas, the Western Ghats, and around Bengaluru. He explored the Phulara Ridge trek, which is a much-loved trek today!

Besides trekking, his interest lies in playing the guitar, learning about birds, insects, and snakes!

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