Water on the trek

The Himalayas are filled with streams and rivers. This is the main source of drinking water for the trek.

Our kitchen staff use the same water for cooking purpose as well.

The water is clean and is perfectly healthy to consume. In fact it is much better than the chlorinated water that you get in your cities.

I do understand that you might have concerns with the water and want to be extra careful.

Here is what you can do.

  • You can use chlorine tablets or water purification tablets in your bottle.

You can find these tabs on Amazon. Try searching for water purification tablets.

  • You can also go for a slightly more expensive but a more permanent option. You can buy the life-straw bottle which ensures clean water.

Here is an article that can help you : https://www.indiahikes.com/lifestraw-go-review/

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu Benne

Vishnu heads the FinOps team at Indiahikes. He is a problem-solver at heart, and has been solving problems of the trekking world since 2016. Although Vishnu started as a Trek Coordinator, he moved to Operations to set some much-needed processes. Not many know this, but Vishnu built an effective system to keep track of equipment in the remote Himalayan locations. He is also an adventure enthusiast who pursues a new adventure every year. So far, he has earned an advanced certificate in Skiing from IISM Gulmarg, has done about 10 high altitude treks and is a licensed scuba diver. To top it, he is also a trained classical singer who can play the Ukulele. In fact, if you drop in at Indiahikes office, you might just catch him singing! Vishnu hopes to use his varied exposure to bring new technologies and processes into the world of treks. You can catch him on [email protected]