Trekking trips through forests and mountains always contain an irresistible attraction for those who love to explore. Different from motorbiking and sightseeing, trekking is one type of adventure tourism that requires the endurance of participants. Therefore, you need to be well prepared in order to go on a safe and complete trek. Here are a few of our top prepared tips for your trek.
9 HEEDS WHEN GO ON A TREK
1. Well research about destinations
2. Prepare a good physical
3. Prepare specialized trekking gears
4. Wear lightweight and comfortable clothings
5. Wear a pair of sporty shoes with a high adhesion
6. Bring medications and first aid kit
7. Prepare sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, sleeve cloth, raincoat,...
8. Fill up portable charger for phones and cameras
1. WELL RESEARCH ABOUT DESTINATIONS
In a trekking tour, the first thing to prepare is to well-understand the destination, especially the trails. You have to bring a GPS and tracklog if you take a free trek. You can ask for help from the locals along your way. On the other hand, if you don’t make a sure about your trek, join an available trekking tour with a reputable leader.
2. PREPARE A GOOD PHYSICAL
Endurance training before going trekking is very important. During your trip, you will pass over many different topographics in a long time and maybe it will exhaust you. Worse, you may be injured. So it’s necessary that you take endurance training about 2-3 weeks before the trek.
3. PREPARE SPECIALIZED TREKKING GEARS
Tents, sleeping bags, lighter and food are also important when traveling long distances. When you go on a trek, a good backpack is a perfect partner on your long road trips. You should choose a backpack with the right size to fit your body. In addition, other specialized trekking gears such as trekking poles, knee bands or flashlights are indispensable for trekkers. They will help you conquer steep paths, dangerous and dark trails more easily. They also protect you from muscle soreness or dislocation.
4. LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMFORTABLE CLOTHINGS
You will have to get active and face a lot of challenges on your journey. It is essential to wear lightweight and comfortable clothings. You need to prepare clothes or sportswear with good elasticity, avoid wearing tight jeans that cause discomfort and have difficulty giving out sweat. When trekking in the forest or wet areas, long pants should be used to limit insect or snake attack as well as avoid scratches caused by trees and surrounding grass.
5. WEAR A PAIR OF SPORTY SHOES WITH A HIGH ADHESION
Sports shoes (highly recommended hiking boots) have good grip, good traction, are comfortable for the foot and do not constrict, have soft lining and elasticity to reduce the risk of blisters from walking a lot. In addition, you should also prepare a pair of ordinary sandals or rain sandals.
6. BRING MEDICATIONS AND FIRST AID KIT
Here are the next essentials you need on your trek. The scratches, falls when crossing the forest, wading streams ... are unpredictable risks in trekking trips. Therefore it is necessary to bring your own little first aid kit including cotton bandages, plaster, scissors, pain killers, disinfection, special medicines, etc… Do not forget to bring vitamins, tonics to increase resistance and insect repellents to fight mosquitoes, squeezed in the forest.
7. PREPARE SUNSCREEN, CAP, SUNGLASSES, SLEEVE CLOTH, RAINCOAT,...
Preparing for long trips out in the wild means being prepared for any kind of weather that might come. It may be the scorching sun, it may be the sudden showers from the sky, which can affect your physical health and your journey. Make sure you're always ready!
8. PREPARE PORTABLE CHARGER FOR PHONES AND CAMERAS
Want to preserve moments and memories of a memorable trekking trip? Or are you accidentally absorbed in the scenery and lose track of your group? But both your camera and phone are out of battery! No one wants to be in that situation, so always have a spare charger ready for your phone and camera.
9. BUY A TRAVEL INSURANCE
An indispensable thing when traveling, especially trekking.
Trekking is an adventure sport but equally interesting. Prepare yourself for the best luggage before hitting the road!
Written by Assistant Manager for Mr Linh’s Adventures