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1. Improve Your Physical Fitness
As Amarnath Yatra involves long distance of walking, so it is advisory to start preparatory morning / evening walk of about 4 - 5 Kms per day at least a month before the actual date of Yatra. This will make your Yatra smooth and trouble-free as your body already accustomed with long walking. Apart from walking, daily massage of body with mustard (sarson) oil or body oil and bathe in the lukewarm water helps your body to become flexible and you will not feel tired. This will also reduce the effect of sudden change in temperature & climate to a large extent.

2. Improve your Breathing Efficiency 
As you walk through the trek, you may face the scarcity oxygen; that is why it is advisable to increase your body efficiency of oxygen through deep breathing exercise or through Yoga exercise like Prana Yam.

3. Useful Things to Take Along
You have to trek through high mountains like Pahalgam to Chandanwadi with an average walking distance of 4 hours; Chandanwadi to Sheshnag with a walking distance of 5 to 6 hours; Sheshnag to Panchtarni with a walking trek of 6 hours; and Panchtarni to Baba Amarnath Cave that finally takes 5 hours. While passing through these treks you may face number of problems like unpredictable climate that may change abruptly from sunny weather to rain and snow, the temperature may fall even up to (-5) degree C! So, prepare yourself by taking the essential belongings before departure.
i) Carry dry fruits, baked grams, biscuits, sugar, candies, chocolates, milk powder, assorted dry fruits, pickles, honey, lemons and tinned foods or any small food materials suiting your palates.
ii) Trekking Bag 
iii) Water bottle, spoons, tumblers, saucers and plates 
iv) Sweater and other woolen clothing
v) Wind shield
vi) Monkey cap (that covers head and ears) 
vii) Muffler 
viii) Gloves
ix) Raincoat
x) Warm clothing (preferably many layers) 
xi) Torch light 
xii) Stick
xiii) Trekking shoes
xiv) Waterproof Shoes
xv) Sleeping bag (The tents normally give these also) 
xvi) Keep the weight of the bag as less as possible to make a more comfortable trek.
xvii) Keep cold cream or Vaseline with you to protect skin from cold winds

During Shri Amarnath Yatra, you must follow the instructions issued by the Yatra Administration. However, the following points are essential to remember.
i) Always keep a slip in your pocket with your Name, Address and the name of accompanying Yatri. 
ii) You can hire registered ponywalla, porter, dandyman available for prefixed tariffs.
iii) If you hire ponies to carry your luggage and eatables always get in touch with them to avoid inconvenience. 
iv) Have you heart the story of Hare and tortoise? So, move slowly and steadily, as this is an arduous pilgrimage and maintain discipline. 
v) You must carry sufficient money for your accommodation at Pahalgam and to meet other requirements. 
vi) All medical facilities are provided free of cost but it is advisable to use personal medical kit.
vii) Perform Yatra with a pious mind and keep enchanting “Om Namah Shivay” all the way. 
viii) Keep your clothes and eatables in plastic bag to avoid the things being drenched during the rain while moving onward to Pahalgam.

For the convenience of the Yatris, these rules have been developed, so that their Yatra must be smooth and trouble free.
i) Don’t stop at such places, which are marked by warning notices. 
ii) Alcohol is strictly prohibited. 
iii) As the nature of Yatra is tough, it is advisable for children and aged persons not to perform Yatra. 
iv) Don’t over strain on steep gradients.
v) Don’t use slippers because of the steep rises and falls on the route to the Holy Cave
vi) Don’t relax at places where warning signs are fixed.
vii) Don’t attempt short cuts on the route as it is very dangerous.
viii) Don’t break traffic discipline.
ix) As saris are not comfortable for long distance walking, women are advised to wear such clothes, which are comfortable while walking.