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Nutrition Guide

How to reach Kasol

Mountain Nutrition

When it comes to on trial nutrition there are a lot of options one can go for. However the kind of nutrition you will need on a trail depends on a lot of variables like duration and the difficulty level of the trek. Among other things the availability of cooking gear with you is also an important factor. A lot of videos on YouTube which tell you about wilderness cooking are very informative. However in Indian Himalayas a lot of the techniques used in those videos is not viable ,simply because of the altitude gain and the rarification of air in the Indian Himalayas. One by product of the altitude gain is loss of vegetation.If you are on a high altitude trek you will witness the forest cover deplete as you gain altitude and at a certain altitude there are nothing but shrubs. If you go even higher you will not even find shrubs and the entire terrainn will be barren like Ladakh and Spiti and various other regions of upper Himalayas. So wood is not available for burning purposes.

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Meals Ready to Eat

Packaged meals which are ready to eat are readily available in Indian markets.There is a wide variety of food items that are available. You can have all kinds of things starting from Dal makhni to Rajma Chawal even Biryani. The options are endless. MRE’s in plastic vaccum sealed packaging can be heated in warm water before being eaten. One can use the warm water from MRE’s for other purposes also. MRE’s can also be had without warming them. It is just that they wouldn’t taste as good as a hot one would and hot food boosts moral in mountains.

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Quick Food

Quick Food

Oats are the best source of nutrition in the mountains. Simply because of the fact that they can be had without cooking  just by soaking them in cold water overnight and if you seem to have the luxury of fire you can cook them. Apart from oats, rice and lentils provide for very good sources of nutrition in the mountains ,if cooked in pressure cooker they tend to cook faster. The decrease in the pressure with altitude causes food to cook slowly otherwise.

 

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Sun Dried Vegetables

Sun Dried Vegetables

Sun dried vegetables will make your food very enjoyable all the while reducing the load in your backpack. While it takes a bit of your time ,it saves a lot of weight and energy.You can enjoy the trail more with greater food options and less weight. There is no special equipment required to Sun dry vegetables. A lot of vegetables can be sun dried and later on put in hot  water while cooking and even if you don’t put it in hot water it’s still fit for consumption .There are a lot of tutorials available on YouTube on How you Sun dry vegetables.

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Things to Avoid

Things to Avoid

If you are going on long track for the first time chances are that you will things this also includes food any of which you might not be able to consume during the course of the track simply because of the lotion you will get by extra load this results in loss of appetite. so in a way you have lost your appetite because of the extra food you are carrying I would suggest you to go on short tricks first and get an idea how much you can you should give you clear understanding how much food should be because even extra feels like kilogram. party is when people are not able to consume what they are carrying they seem to discard it in the mountains.

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