Can you trek during your periods?

One of the things women do while planning their trek is check the calendar and see if their period dates coincide with their trek. It’s important to keep track, but it’s important to learn how to manage periods on a trek as well. Periods are no reason to postpone a trek. They are as normal in the mountains as in the city. Sandhya UC, who has been trekking for 15 years, doesn’t let anything stop her from trekking. She gives all women trekkers tips to manage their periods on treks.

 

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content. Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact in a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's columns. Watch Swathi's videos.