Trekking is not an easy activity to undertake. It comes with a lot of responsibilities, skills, and practice. Treks are easy and moderated difficulties. Every trekker should always be prepared with the nature of the trek whether easy or moderate trek. Just because you are a beginner you can do trekking. You can undertake this adventure by knowing a few tips and preparation.
Some important and useful trips for Beginners are
Choose the right trail
I know being a beginner, you always filled with excitement for the trek. But it is advised to take an easy and simple trek which you can do smoothly. With an easy trek at the start, you will some basic trekking skills, your capability, and you will gain the confidence to do more treks. Starting with the basics is always a good idea.
Sometimes, trekkers suffer from so many problems like cold, stomach pain, headaches, etc during the trek. So, medical checkups should be your first priority before undertaking any adventure. And if you suffering from any disease prior inform your trek leader and always carry your medicines with you. If you are suffering from major disease then it is advisable not to do trekking.
It is very important to research properly about the place you are gonna trek to. Planning and research of the trek should be done carefully. The location, climate, culture, pros, and cons all you can find on the internet and prepare yourself accordingly.
After research, it is very important to make a schedule or itinerary for the trek keeping in mind the weather and other conditions. A plan should be made including the no. of days, places to go, campsites, how to reach, etc. And inform your family or relative about your itinerary and schedule.
Plan your travel budget. As a beginner, you will spend more on your first trip. Try to travel in a budget and learn how to save money. And carry extra money because there can be unforeseen expenses during the trek.
Familiar With Your Limitations
If you are not habitual of covering long distances then it is good to cover short distances. Fatigue is a common issue in beginners while trekking. For a start, don’t push yourself to cover long distances. So, instead of letting others decide for you, make your own decisions and know your limits.
Waterproof trekking boots
Woolen socks, gloves.
Scarfs and mufflers
Sunscreen and lip balm
First aid kit
Sweater and jacket
Tablets to purify water
Torches and flashlights
Waterproof duffel bag
Water bottle ( 3-5 liters)
Extra water bottle
Leave No Trace
Always follow the leave no trace policies while trekking in the mountains. Do not litter and keep the surroundings clean. Nature is a part of family earth and keeping it clean and green is our duty.
Keep your confidence high while trekking. You will experience so much thrill and adventure. Make your trip memorable and always be prepared with these given tips.