People often confuse trekking with hiking. Although similar, trekking always involves walking in nature through difficult terrain for several days. Along the trek’s path, you usually find villages and guest houses that you can rely on for shelter, food and water.
Often, trekking represents the commercial aspect of walking in nature, in which tour operators guide trekkers through long trails.
I do it cause I can blog will use the word “trekking” for all nature walks that are more than 3 days, which are either guide & porter supported or self-supported treks.
Typical Trekking Gear Includes (but not limited to):
- Trekking backpack
- Trekking shoes
- Trekking poles
- Trekking clothes (you have to pack enough clothes based on how many days your trek is)
- Snacks & water for the day (often breakfasts and dinners are offered by guest houses along the way)
- First aid kit
- Lighter, 3m length of 1.5mm cord & emergency blanket
- Map & compass
- Sleeping mat
- Sleeping bag (depends on the weather and if indoor accommodation is available along the way)
- Tent (if you are not staying in guest houses)
Trekking is one of the best ways to experience a culture, explore indigenous civilization, and discover unspoiled wilderness.