With autumn setting in, temperatures are sharply dipping in the Himalayas, especially after the sun sets.
“We are observing a drastic difference between the day-time and night-time temperatures on the treks and even at the basecamps. The difference is nearly 12-15 degrees,” Manisha Hegde, Head of Design at Indiahies, reports from our Sari Campus in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand.
This steep difference in temperature is felt acutely while travelling from the plains to the base camps of the trek. During the day, the temperatures hover around 30°C. But as the sun sets, around the time when you reach the base camps, temperatures dip sharply to 15°C.
If you have a trek coming up, keep your warm layers and woollen head gear handy. Layer up before getting out of the car, and on the trek, before the sun goes down. This helps in trapping body heat to maintain the core body temperature even as the temperature drops outside.
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