How to Prepare for Trek

How to Prepare for Trek?

How to Prepare for Trek

Term trekking is generally referring as walking in the countryside for pleasure or sport, usually for a longer period of time. It is also defined as journey on foot especially in the mountains by a trekker. Trekker is the travelers who make long difficult hiking through mountains country.

It is really excitement and challenge to be a trekker. There are certain criteria and plans one should know before starting a Prepare for Trek and Hike.

  1. Body level should be in a good physical state

To get a good physical state one should do exercise like squats, running long-distance walking and swimming, which helps to build the body’s stamina.

In order to prepare oneself for trekking, we should do daily exercise which helps to prepare the body for exerting more energy required during the trek.

To enjoy the trekking journeys, it is very essential to be fit, healthy and feel fine. Because most of the trekking trails tend to follow high elevations, which make many people suffer from altitude sickness and exhaustion.

In higher altitudes, the amount of Red blood cell(RBC) of the body will increase due to compensating by the body for lack of oxygen on higher altitudes. Doing physical check-up consulting with the doctor is very important before undergoing trekking which helps to be prepared about your body’s reaction and adaptation to a different elevated environment.

If necessary medications after counseling with the doctor can prevent the chance of any nuisance and mishap during the trek.

To prepare both mentally and physically for the trek, meditation and yoga can be done followed by jogging and other walks. Being strong and developing self-confidence keeps more value then muscles and stamina in the body. Short hiking in different places will really be an asset to trek on-mountain in Nepal.

Training is very important rather than being very strict in the gym. Walking on long distances should be practiced. Healthier the body is, the better will be the trek.

  1. Required Equipment needed for trekking should be known

The equipment required for trekking depends on the type of trekking (tea house or camping), time of year, general weather condition and the maximum altitude of the trek.

The equipment essential for trek and Hike  can be listed below;

Clothing

  • Warm jacket – down jacket,
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long-sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or a skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 T-shirts
  • Water bottle
  • Snow glass
  • Hiking/trekking boots
Trekking Gear

To avoid potential snow blindness pair of polarizing sun-glass are required

To protect against rain and dust backpack and backpack cover is necessary

Trekking map

Head torch or small torch, plus spare batteries

Sleeping bag and silk liner water bottle

 Miscellaneous

Toiletries (shampoo & Condition)

A small lightweight and quick daring towel

Bar & soap

Sunscreen

Earplugs

For lower elevation insect

 Repellants are required

First aid Kid

 Water filter or water purification tablets.

Some Diamox pills against potential   altitude sickness (if going beyond 4000-meter elevation )

Toilet paper

Optional items

Camera, batteries, altimeter, compass, books magazine, trekking pole, GPS, sewing repair kit, pocket knife torch, diary or notebook plus the pen

 DIY Camping

Tent

Stove and fuel

Sleeping map

Food and water for remote area

Cooking, eating and drinking curtails

Sleeping bag

Pillowslip in case

Sleeping bag liner   

 Toiletries & Personal Hygiene

Quick-dry towel & face cloth

Shampoo & condition

Tooth Brush & paste (biodegradable)

Towel for face and body

Deodorant

Moisturizer

Anti- wipes

Hand sanitize

Sunblock face/Body high UV protection

Lip Block With UV protection

Feminine Hygiene Products

  1. Select Best time/Season

As time and tides wait for no one. The right decision at right time always leads to success and we can reach our destination. It is important to select timing when and where you want to be. We are familiar with weather and climate which keeps on changing. The place for the travelling trek should be chosen according to a suitable month and season. 

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