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Things to carry: Tirthan valley January 2022

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Glad you booked our Tirthan Valley trip and we hope you are mighty excited. Thought we’d share a list of things to keep in mind, and carry for the trip.

Covid-19 Compliance

1. Covid-19 RT PCR negative certificate: As mentioned before, each individual joining us for this trip will have to undergo a Covid-19 RT PCR test. The negative result of the test, dated not earlier than 72 hours before the trip start date (i.e. 25th January), shall have to be carried along for the trip (Digital Copy). We recommend booking a slot and confirming with your local lab in advance about how long they’d take. This report has to be emailed to us asap on bookings@onhisowntrip.com. It’s a must, and no one will be allowed to join the trip if they have not submitted the certificate.

2. Double Vaccination Certificates: In case you have had both doses of your vaccine, you can send that to us and will not need to send across a covid negative test result. However, if you have had only one vaccine dose then you will still have to get the covid test done for the safety of the entire group and this is compulsory. Kindly, email these double vaccination certificates to us at the earliest in case you haven’t sent them across already.

3.Carry a Covid Preventive Kit: A personal sanitizer, face masks and gloves. Do carry a small first aid kit. I will be carrying a first aid kit myself, but it helps if you are carrying one too. It is also advisable to invest in a PPE kit if you are taking a flight. A surface disinfectant is recommended too.

Clothing and Entertainment

1. Carry warm jackets, thick sweaters, thermals. It will be around 10-12 degrees during the day and can dip to as low as 2-3 degrees at night. Layering yourselves well is the key to dressing in the mountains. Wear an inner thermal layer that’ll keep the body warm. A top or a tshirt above that. A sweater to keep out the wind above the tshirt and then a jacket/windcheater above the sweater to not let any breeze hit your chest.

2. Carry scarves, mufflers to cover the ears, and gloves, and woolen socks to protect all exposed areas.

3. Carry a good pair of hiking/trekking shoes for your walks, hikes.

4. At high altitudes there is a higher chance of a sunburn so carry lots of sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizers, sunglasses, caps and hats.

5. We are trying our bit to make the planet a better place so we do not encourage people carrying or buying plastic bottles. It will be nice if you can each get your own bottle, and we can keep filling it up wherever we stay or visit.

6. We are traveling to and fro from Tirthan Valley by a Volvo bus. We will be sharing the pick-up point and time very soon over whatsapp. The bus will provide a blanket but if you want to carry a personal blanket, please do so.

7. Get any games you want to such as playing cards, Uno cards, balls, Frisbee.

8. If anyone has a pair of speakers, please get them. Will be fun to play music in the bus and in the rooms when we are partying.

9. Girls, we would recommend you carry sanitary pads/tampons considering how many women have irregular period cycles during travel.

10. Since we’re travelling by a bus, if you have a tendency of getting motion sickness its advisable for you to take the requisite medicine for a comfortable journey.
Note: As mentioned time and again, weather will play a role in this trip. As of now, we predict that things will go perfectly, but in case weather holds us up somewhere or some of the sights get closed down, we expect you to understand that the same. We shall go to the mountains and tackle whatever comes our way with a smile.
Kindly, email your OHOT waiver form in time too. This form is mandatory to join the trip.
Any other queries, feel free to reach out. See you soon! 🙂

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