Trekking in itself means a lot of adventure and enjoyment and if you can simply follow some trekking tips going to be discussed in this blog, it will definitely make you enjoy the trek. But to enjoy trekking you should be physically and mentally prepared for the toughness and undulating terrain. Trekking is a group activity and should not be undertaken solo because the group proves effective when tackling the rough patches of land with sharp boulders and rocky mountains. Trekking can be made more adventurous as well as effortless if you are in possession of some of the must-have items with you during the trek, and we should discuss these to make your future trekking trips momentous.
The first and foremost requirement for trekking tips is to include a good Backpack on the list. If you are planning for a trek then you must have a good quality backpack with you. Because the backpack is the one who will be your true partner during the trip in a true sense. It is going to hold all your belongings and accessories in it by providing you with a safe and restriction-free movement. It is advisable that you must have the best quality backpack of a minimum of 60 litres and the material of the backpack must be strong enough to sustain all the weight easily.
⇔ Check out for the stitching of your backpack because loose stitching will be torn and create hurdles in trekking.
⇔ The Backpack stripes must be checked for its strength whether it can hold the weight or not
⇔ The backpack must have good quality cushioning effect when holding to your back.
⇔ The Backpack must have Extra spacing in the bag which can accommodate small accessories, can be easily fetched when required.
⇔ It must have good quality Side Water bottle holder to make you comfortable in trekking.
⇔ A normal backpack is different from the trekking backpack because the requirement is different for both.
⇔ The backpack can be purchased on rent as well if you are an occasional trek lover and not a frequent one.
Clothing plays a pivotal role in making your trekking effortless and enjoyable. If the clothing you are wearing is comfortable and doesn’t restrict any movement of your body, surely you are going to enjoy your trek. Clothing for trekking may include Track pants, T-shirts, Jackets, Sunglasses, Thermals, warm clothing, Hand Gloves, knee protector, Cap, Socks, vests, and shoes. Small but simple tips to choose your clothing are worth considering:
⇔ The clothing you are going to choose must protect you from all types of weather during trekking.
⇔ Movement of your all body parts must be free after wearing any clothing.
⇔ Clothing you wear must not be too tight or loose.
⇔ The fabric of the clothing must be chosen meticulously because exposure to the same weather can cause you discomfort.
⇔ Most of us assume sports shoes are perfect for trekking and usually go away on trekking with those shoes only but mind it Shoes for trekking are different from sports shoes.
⇔ If you are regular trekkers than I must recommend you to buy all the clothing accessories, but if you are occasional trekkers than you can go for Rent option as well.
⇔ Sunglasses must protect your eyes as the sun shines brighter at high altitude than the plain ground.
3. Toiletry Items:
Generally, we tend to underrate these simple things which can be helpful and that’s why listed in these trekking tips. Going for long trekking expeditions means it is highly possible that you are not going to get enough facilities for day to day routine. So you must start your trekking with some basic toiletry items well-packed with you. These items may include small soap, sanitiser, hair oil, Sunscreen lotion, perfume, toothpaste and brush, water bottle, etc.
4. Trekking Gear:
These are the accessories that will help you to fathom heights and undulating terrain with steep curves and boulders. Also, these small but helpful tools will help you in your stay during the trek making you more comfortable. Because it is least expected that you will get any concrete roof for your night stay en route the trip, so better go fully equipped. Some common trekking gears include Tents, Sleeping Bag, Rain poncho, Groundsheet, Stick, Inflatable pillow, some kitchen items, and a spoon is a must. If possible foldable also carry Rope, Swiss Knife, Torch, Lighter. Some accessories you may not require at all for one or two days trekking, but if you plan for long, it becomes necessary to carry all these with you.
⇔ The size of the trekking tent depends on your group size, personal privacy, and safety.
⇔ Sleeping bag must withstand the temperature you are going to expose to during your trek.
5. Travel Medical Kit
It is a small and easily accessible box or pouch containing all the basic medicines in it like for Cold, Fever, Headache, etc. Your medical kit must contain all the necessary medicines if you are undergoing any treatment at present. Kit must be easily accessed by you when any emergency arises and you should contact a medical professional as early as possible if don’t get any relief. Further, all the details about what all medicines to carry with you can be checked by visiting another blog on Travel Medical Kit.
You must be in possession of identity-related documents like an Aadhar Card, Driving License, and Voter registration card. If you are allergic to any medicine or anything then concerned documents must be attached to it. You must include the medical documents of treatment undergoing presently, Blood group and emergency contact details of the doctor. These simple Trekking tips can help you in making your trip thrilling and at the same time, it can be a saviour for one in an emergency. If your trekking goes well and if really these trekking tips helped you, that means the purpose of writing this blog is achieved.
Small but Effective Trekking Tips
⇒ Please adhere to simple but effective travel safety tips.
⇒ While planning trekking, you must go through 6 basic trekking tips.
⇒ Food and other required stuff are priced heavily at the isolated locations, hence it is recommended to carry sufficient stock.
⇒ Carry sufficient water and chocolates along in the trek to keep yourself energetic. Please keep filling your reusable water bottles from the waterfalls and streams you are going to cross during the trek. It will save your pocket and also it will save the environment in another way.
⇒ Don’t litter the place around you while at the peak or during the trekking, it is our moral duty to respect mother nature.
⇒ You must have enough cash available with you as there may be a non-availability of an ATM. Hence you should carry enough cash along with you prior.
⇒ No mobile network is available at the peak
⇒ You must carry a small travel medical kit with you on every trip to make you safe from small infections and allergies.
⇒ Try to have minimal weight in your backpack because a heavy load at the back can cause discomfort while trekking. You can go through a helpful guide to backpack for travel.
⇒Don’t throw Plastic and spoil the beauty of Hill station ( and U know Distilled water, Cold Drink Bottles are the main culprit)
⇒Please left this beauty for our next generation to enjoy as well
⇒Try to taste local foods wherever you go
⇒Be polite with serving staff
⇒If time and your will permit, please help locals collect garbage thrown over there by visitors like us so that we can plan the same destination again.
⇒Hotels can be checked online but if possible please visit Hotel personally and then only proceed for payment (especially in the Offseason). If possible book your hotel using Plastic money like Credit Card or Debit Card.
⇒Check your Hotel room for any suspicious things like Camera and all as frauds are on the peak so Don’t compromise with your personal safety.
⇒To take your Camera + additional batteries + memory cards to allow you to capture memorable moments forever without any glitches.
⇒Wherever needed please, Hire local Guides.
⇒Try to enjoy the time there and don’t just keep clicking images unnecessarily.
Enjoy your Trekking, Good Luck