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Tips for a summer trip to the mountains

by Dr Prem Community Writer

A trip to the mountains during summers is something many look forward to. Nothing can beat the beauty, refreshment and the spiritual feeling that mountains can give you. If you are looking for the perfect amount of fun and excitement at the same time, mountains are the ideal destination for you. A road trip to the mountains is a great idea to spend time with your loves ones. It is something that children would love to go for. But there are lot of things that you need to take care of before you head for a trip to the mountains this summer. Some of the most important tips are as follows-

Pack smart!

Pack smart!

One of the most important tips for the trip is to pack clothes smartly! Summer at the mountains is more of warm days, cool nights and may be sudden rainstorms. So pack a perfect mix of long and short sleeves clothes along with long and short pants. Do not forget to bring a light jacket that can be helpful here. Also, layered ensembles are always a good idea especially when you are feeling warm suddenly. Also, try to bring hiking shoes and a pair of comfortable shoes that can be helpful during sightseeing. Apart from these, sunscreen lotion, hats and sunglasses are  must have for your trip.

Always be prepared for the weather

The weather at the mountains can be unpredictable at times. So, it is always better to get prepared beforehand. Some of the most important things that you need to bring are- Compass, first aid kit, flashlight, matches, rain gear, extra mobile phone batteries, dry food and boiled water. These are some of the necessary items that you need to bring along to avoid any sort of inconvenience.

Check the condition of your car

Check the condition of your car

It is very important to check the condition of your car before you set for a road trip with your loves ones. Checking the condition of the tyres, going for a MOT test and checking the car engine is a mandate to avoid any unfortunate incidents of car breakdown while you are on the trip. If your car is more than three years old, the MOT test is ideal to figure out if your car is worthy for a road trip at the mountains. 

Always have an emergency plan

If you are going for a hiking trip or to a remote place, it is important to have an emergency plan beforehand. Pack all the necessary medication required, bring all the necessary first aid and other supplies along with figuring out the emergency clinics in advance. Also, make arrangements for some near and dear one to be in touch with you over phone while you are away.

These are some of the most important tips that you need to follow before you set for a road trip with your loves ones. Always plan out early and have a proper itinerary ready before you head for the trip. Start driving ahead of time and do not forget to check the condition of your car before you head for the trip.

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