So get ready, pack your bags, put on your shoes and get set for an adventure. Whenever you decide on a place for a trek confirm that the place is filled with plentiful of spots. Go for a place where there are plenty of captivating forests, gigantic mountains, mesmerizing waterfalls and picture perfect landscapes which can be explored.
Here are some tips which can be useful for you while going for a trek:- Treks In India
- Always practice before you trek
If you are planning for a trek after a month or even after six months, the first criteria to be kept in mind is that you have to necessarily keep on practicing. That means you have to increase your body strength and fitness slowly and steadily. You have to give your body time to adapt to the new demands that you are placing on it. Training, fitness and strength together will help you to enjoy the trek. Walking for an hour daily may also help you to increase your body strength and fitness.
- Pack your bags systematically
The next important thing when you plan a trek is the essentials to be carried. Always remember that whenever you are on a trek carry all the things like medicines, food, water bottles, dry snacks, sun glasses, cap, extra pair of shoes and socks, sandals if required, two or three pairs of clothes (if the trek is for more than two days), towels, sleeping bag, walking stick, camera, binoculars, torch, plate, spoons, bowl, glass for dinner, breakfast or lunch and a rucksack to keep all the above things.
- Shop for good quality footwear
It is very necessary that you shop for good footwear for your trek. When you select your shoes, walking practice is very essential with those shoes to avoid blisters during the trek. Select correct size of your shoes. Wrong size may land you in difficulty on the actual day of trek.
Along with shoes also go for right pair of socks. The right shoes with wrong socks will ruin your trek. So while trying on shoes, wear the same socks which you intend to use on the day of trek. Look for material which has sweat captivating properties. If you are going for a trek in monsoon then try for water proof socks which are generally very easily available in any sports outlet.
- Always go for some gym work
Now along with walking, gym work can also help you to enhance your capacity to walk on treks. It would strengthen your body muscles and thus help you to enjoy inclinations on the trek without getting tired. If you are not a gym person then go for yoga and meditation. It would also help you to increase your body strength.
- Practice on similar walking landscape
Walking is very essential for training. It is very important to mimic the situations that you are going to experience while on trek. So practice on similar walking trails. Try to experiment with a loaded rucksack with the same clothes and shoes which you are going to wear on the trek. It will make a great difference to your speed when you actually trek.
- Practice using the rucksack
Every time you walk or practice you have to use the rucksack which you are to going to carry with you for the trek. So while selecting a rucksack from the store, check whether it is fit for you and whether you can carry it properly on your back. Also purchase a rucksack which has appropriate strips to hold it on your back and chest. A good rucksack with proper dimensions can help you to stand the load in it.
- Use walking sticks for grip
It would be a good option to use walking sticks while trekking so that it does not affect your knees. Sometimes if you do not land properly or you fall mistakenly then the direct pressure of that fall may go on your knees. Therefore use of walking sticks would be very effective. Generally these sticks would be of a great help when you are descending down the mountains.