Trekking trips, unlike all other forms of holidays or trips, require more planning and care. This is because while all other forms of holidays will give you access to comfortable hotels, basic facilities of safety and medication, in a trekking trip, you have to pretty much manage everything on your own. Here are some simple tips for you to make your next trekking trip better.
1. Prior Preparation Is Essential: Before planning your trip, make sure you spend some time researching on the weather conditions of the place you want to go to. Check out some good travel reviews to know about other people’s experiences, and look out for tips and tricks that they might have shared. Also get basic things such as maps, travel guidebooks etc., for quick reference during your trip.
2. Take Enough Supplies: Food supplies need to be packed in adequate quantities, along with good quantity of water, and other liquids such as juices, energy drinks etc. Make sure you also carry chewing gums and chocolates, for those moments when you might feel sick on mountains and these little things work.
3.Clothing Options: You obviously can’t carry a lot of clothes because that will add to the weight of your bags. But make sure that you carry dark colored clothes that do not get dirty easily. Wear comfortable tracks and sports shoes to avoid inconvenience during the trip. Carry extra socks, mufflers, and small napkins.
4. Important Life Savers: Carry a small first aid kit with basic important medicines. Also carry items like a Swiss knife, scissors, hand sanitizer, matchboxes or lighters, torches etc. If you are not open to sleeping just about anywhere, then carry a portable tent as well for you to sleep in. Insect repellent creams are a must too.
During travel, keep yourself fully covered at all times, to avoid any kind of skin diseases, or other problems for that matter. Carry caps, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion to avoid being troubled by the sun too much.