Saying no to alcohol and thinking of Johnny Walker doesn’t seem right? Well, that’s what is most of the trek; keep walkin’! Terrain was different for sure; plains, small rocks, boulders (toughest), water streams (coldest), loose mud at the descent time (scary!), etc. However, best way to get going is just to keep walking.
We kinda learnt a few tips along the way. Drinking water is of course the first. Keep sipping water every now and then. Target was to have 3-5 liters of water everyday. It was cold and I barely touched water during the night, so was taking bigger sips during the day to keep up with the requirement.
Maintaining steady pace was another trick. Find a buddy or two with your pace and just keep walking. Trek leaders would take care of the rest of the herd, and it was mostly us ahead; Bharani, Shiva and I together. We found that slow pace, but steady pace was better than the fast run-and-take-rest pace. Syncing breathing with foot steps was pretty helpful too; left right left right with in out in out/ out in out in.