Kheerganga and Tundra Bhuj trekking in HimachalFebruary 15, 2018
Trek To Mantalai LakeMay 19, 2018
As the holidays begin, so does our fantasy to be nomadic. Dreaming of traveling the world within these few days is all we care about. Days after days are spent planning the trek, thinking about climbing those rocky hills feels worth the efforts as you reach the peak and lie down under the sky full of stars.
As the day arrives, the excitement and nervousness are also at the peak and its common to forget most of the things while packing your bag. Especially when you are a late bag packer like me. And if you don’t want to miss anything you might want to make a checklist to keep things in order.
But there are few things most of us sometimes forget to include in our checklist. So, be it an experienced trekker or just a beginner. Here’s the list which you need to be ready with when you start planning for a trek or backpacking.
Things to keep in mind while backpacking
Be sure you buy trekking shoes or shoes with a good grip if you don’t want to see yourself tripping on every step and get hurt.
“He who would travel happily must travel light”
I think that line cleared most of the things. So, just pack the things which are really important to you.
WATER BOTTLE & ENERGY BAR
It’s important to be hydrated all the time. Keep taking 2-3 sips of water in regular interval of time. Also, keep some energy bars and glucose.
POWER BANK & CAMERA BATTERY
Though we want you to switch off your mobile and enjoy your holidays, it is equally important to contact your family and click few shots as memory.
As the sun set down the hills, it gets pitch dark and I’m sure you don’t want to get lost in the woods.
CLOTHES ACCORDING TO WEATHER
Pack your bag according to weather condition. Get some warm clothes/ jacket if you are trekking to Himalayas or cap and cotton shirts for summer backpack.
Being in the 21st Century doesn't mean you’ll find swipe machines or Paytm
everywhere. So, keep some cash in your wallet too.
Things to keep in mind for trekking
Always check the trek difficulty level before planning. As a beginner always choose an easy trek to start with and then take it further to another difficulty level.
BE PHYSICALLY FIT
Prepare yourself days before the trek. Go for jogging or brisk walk, do some exercise and stretching.
DON’T RUSH, ENJOY
If you have planned a holiday then try to enjoy it too. Don’t just run, be slowly and admire nature.
LISTEN TO YOUR GUIDE
Your guide knows it better than you, try to listen to him and follow his steps. If you are traveling alone then take guidance from locals.
SLEEP WELL AND EAT WELL
Before trek, be sure you are prepared not just physically but mentally as well. So, eat healthy and get at least 6-7 hours sleep to feel refreshed.
Either travelling solo or with a group, initiate a conversation with your fellow trekkers and locals. You’ll be surprised to know some less known fact about a place or people and maybe get some inspiration too.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Collect all waste in a cover, don’t just dispose of it anywhere. It’s really important and impressive when you act responsible.