Tips for First-Time Trekker

Great Trekking TipsThere are lots of valuable things you can learn before and during your trekking adventure.  For one, it can take several days of trekking before you reach those scenic places along your way. Most places that people tend to visit on their trekking adventures are usually mountainous or rocky regions. It will give you an amazing experience by interacting up-close with Mother Nature and these are memories that you will carry throughout your life. However, in order to achieve this goal, you need to have the right preparations. Below are some of the best suggestions for you to easily experience that ideal vacation that you always wanted.

Body Fitness

  • This means that you have to be quite fit or healthy both physically and mentally in order to make your trekking trips easy.
  • Get your body ready by doing some exercises such as regular walking even for just short distances, going to the gym, practice a few hiking trips and go to your favorite sports often to condition your body properly.
  • Practice courtesy by giving respect, smile and project calmness to people when going to new places during your trip.
  • Try not to be bothered too much about things that are not worth thinking about like bad things that might happen during your trip.

Trekking Gear

  • Choose the right trekking gear that suits you the most in terms of comfort and practicality.
  • Pack your things lightly. You will not like carrying tons of stuff on your back during your trip.
  • Just put a set of day hiking clothes, dry and clean sets of clothes to change when you sleep, rain gear in case of rain and windbreakers or light jackets or thermo underwear when going to cold or high altitude territory.
  • It is also important to include gloves, a scarf, socks and trekking boots to protect you from dynamic weather during trekking.

Medical Kit

  • If you have a medical condition, try to visit your doctor first and confirm if you are physically fit to go on trekking.
  • Try not to bring excess medicine when you go on trekking to avoid spoilage.
  • Bring only those medicines needed for diarrhea, fever, headaches and essential water-tablets, painkillers and antibiotics
  • Try to be cautious concerning altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness. If it happens, go down to a lower altitude to reduce the pressure you feel in your body.
  • Drink water often to hydrate your body and try to listen to what your body is telling you.
  • Always keep a steady pace during your trip.

Other Needed Equipment

  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection against the heat of the sun and from a windy atmosphere. Include sunscreen, toiletries, and a good water bottle. Include small, easy to dry towels and a headlamp with additional batteries.
  • Bring pre-packaged dry foods used for travelling and sweets like chocolates.
  • Do not forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of nature as well as your escapades on your unforgettable trekking adventure.

You must also try your best to adhere to various rules for trekking such as always giving true appreciation for the cultures and traditions of other people that you may well visit. Also, try to experience new things during your trip by tasting native foods from the local people in the place you will be visiting or put on their local clothing as a courtesy. Walk slowly and steadily and you will easily find the right trails going to your campsite.  Avoid leaving traces when you go. Lastly, try not to harm Mother Nature.

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