What is camping?

Whenever you discuss of going out on a camping trip you can see that awesome smile on the faces of your kids. And why not as this recreational activity is enjoyed a lot more by little kids than adults. This recreational activity gives hours of jubilance and a blissful opportunity to connect with nature as well as your loved ones. Camping is more popular than ever and more and more people take some time off their work and go out for camping to spend a relaxing time with their family or friends or both.
Camping can be called a laid back activity that is pursued outdoors, away from the city hustle bustle and amidst nature. Often a tent is set when out for camping, but sometimes people also choose to live in a caravan or a camper-van or motor-home. The classic camping trip although involves living in tents. Other activities like trekking, hiking, fishing, river rafting are also combined with camping to get an ultimate outdoors experience. Some hardy folks make it more rough and tough by camping out in the wilderness, not worrying about the conspiratorial elements.

Equipment used

The basic gear required for camping includes tent, torch or flashlight, sleeping bag, lockable duffel bag, army knife, stove, whistle, lighter.

Sites in North India that offers the sport

  • Ladakh and Sonamarg in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Lahaul & Spiti, Kinnaur, and Manali in Himachal Pradesh
  • Nainital, Garhwal, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, and Kumaon in Uttarakhand


  • When you're walking around in the darkness, with your torch light as the only lighting source, you can feel a bit lonely. So light a fire and make your campsite more inviting.
  • You don’t have to carry a coffee maker to your camping trip. Instant coffee will quench your coffee thirst.
  • In order to get a descent night sleep during your camping trip, you must invest in a good camping pillow.
  • Prepack your camping equipment before going out on a camping vacation.

Medical concerns

Don’t go for camping if you are not feeling well. Make sure to carry along a first aid box and hand sanitizer with you when going out for a camping trip.

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Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor

Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor