Highlights

  • Trekking basically refers to a long journey, typically on foot
  • It can be quite tiring and exerting, especially for people who are new to it
  • Check out a list of things that you need to follow, if you are a beginner

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Going for your first ever trek? Here’s how you can be well-prepared

Trekking is definitely an adventure. But if you are new to the activity, then you need to keep a few things in mind. 

Trekking sure sounds like a fun activity. You get to spend time in nature and soak in the sheer beauty. You get to explore your wild and adventurous side and also meet interesting people on your journey.

But there are a variety of things that you should keep in mind if you are new to trekking, to enjoy your first experience and make it memorable. Here are some things that you should know about.

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Pack light

Avoid going overboard while packing for a trekking trip. Keep only the essentials such as a water bottle, energy bars, map, torch, first aid kit, etc., in your bag.

Dress right

Don’t opt for uncomfortable clothing such as jeans or anything too fancy. Instead wear comfortable clothing such as track pants and a t-shirt and layer your outfit to protect yourself from the fluctuating temperatures.

Prep your body

Since you are new to trekking, make your body used to the exertion. Start by walking daily at a fast pace to prepare your body for the trek.

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Don’t trek alone

Trekking alone isn’t the wisest decision, especially when it’s your first time. Go for a guided trek or join a trek group.

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