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How to Prepare for Your First Trekking Expedition

Published on 16 March, 2023

Trekking is an activity that can range from light hiking to more strenuous and difficult mountain climbing, requiring physical and mental preparation. From deciding the type of trail to selecting gear, learn the basics of trekking so you can take on your next outdoor adventure with confidence.

Choose the Best Trekking Company

When choosing a trekking partner, it is important to select a company that is familiar with the terrain and can offer you support should you need it. Professional trekking companies, like Trekkaro, have established routes and provide guides with years of experience in the field. They will make sure that you have the necessary equipment and will be available for any kind of support there may be on your journey.

Review Your Route and Make Plans for Unexpected Changes.

Before you embark on your trekking journey, it’s important to review the route and plan ahead for any changes in conditions or detours that may arise during the trip. Familiarize yourself with maps and all necessary information about the terrain, geography, climate and other potential risks along the course so you can be prepared for any sudden changes or obstacles that may come up. Talk to your guide about alternative options should any unexpected changes occur and store multiple copies of all necessary documents in case one gets lost or stolen.

Book Air Ticket or Train Ticket Before You Go.

If you’re traveling to a rural or urban area, it’s important to ensure that you book your train or air ticket before you set off on your trekking journey. Note down all the details, including departure times and information about any transfers. It’s also beneficial to inform yourself about the time it takes for each train or flight to travel between certain locations so that you can plan accordingly in case there are any delays or cancellations. You may also want to confirm your booking a few days in advance so that you can be sure of your expected arrival time.

Make Sure You Can Keep Your Energy Level Up.

Having the energy to complete a trekking expedition successfully is essential, so it’s important to eat the right food. Ensure you’re consuming enough complex carbohydrates and protein, as these will provide a slow release of energy over an extended period of time. It’s also beneficial to snack throughout the day on high-energy foods such as fruit, nuts or trail mix. Additionally, be sure to pack plenty of water and electrolytes that can help replenish fluids and keep dehydration at bay.

Know Proper First Aid Practices for When You're Outdoors.

That's why it's important to understand basic first aid when you're planning an outdoor trekking expedition. Learn how to treat cuts, broken bones, scrapes and burns as well as CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. This will ensure you know how to respond if an emergency arises during your trip. If possible, take a first aid class or get certified in wilderness first aid so that you have a better understanding of how to keep yourself and your fellow explorers safe during your journey.

Why trekkaro?

We’ve been the leaders in providing Free Trekking Gear (FTG) on treks for more than 5 years. How’d we get here? By redefining the way, everyone must trek. Check out how we’re creating the future of trekking around the globe.

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