Navya Singhal Posted March 9 Share Posted March 9 Deoriatal Chandrashila batch 3rd march to 8th march 2023 This was my first trek and it turned out to be everything I didn’t expect could happen. I went with Indiahikes because my siblings had amazing experiences with Indiahikes and could say nothing but words of praise for Indiahikes. For me, It has been a serious disappointment and I feel its my duty to report everything that went wrong on this trek. 1. Inadequate guidance by trek leader and trek guides - we were on our own for most of the time, the group was divided in many small groups and people were losing track of trails. 2. Head count was not done regularly, not even by the end of trek and on 2nd day of our trek one member went missing for 1 hour which was only noticed when he managed to return all by himself. 3. Sexist and offensive comments were made by the team members on multiple occasions but was ignored by the leading team, despite being there and hearing all of it. 4. A group of people consumed liquor, and were offering it to others. They carried liquor in their offloaded luggage which is absolutely unacceptable. This is why I think offloading should not be allowed without proper medical reason. 5. Many people did not have adequate fitness, despite that, they all were allowed to trek. The fitness proof was made a joke of, the trekkers confessed to not being fit and not running 5k. Nothing was done about it. This definitely compromised everybody’s safety on the trek. 6. The general idea of trekking silently on the trails in the forest was neither followed nor enforced. People made a lot of noise while trekking through the forest, vlogging their way through it. Of course, there were also many positives about the trek, I did enjoy and learn a lot too. I really want to appreciate the cooking team, the focus on the environment, and many other things. This post, however, is about the things that went wrong. I’ll save the praises for another post. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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