THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE PLANNING A TREK-CATION

5 things to keep in mind while planning a trek-cation

If you are the one for trekking, then we have listed out a few important points that will help you plan for you next trek-cation.

Let’s start by saying that nothing can compensate for the lives we have lost in the battle against COVID-19. But as we practise social distancing by restricting our movement, all we can think about is the lush greenery of the hills. Under the guidance of the bright sun when we used to walk on the path less taken to discover the unknown, ah! the good old days. For those who can relate, would have gotten an idea that we are talking about our trekking trips and how much we miss them.

While for some people, trekking is more of a one-day activity that they take part in during a vacation, for some trekking is the whole vacation. Here, we are talking about a trek-cation.

For the uninitiated, this is a type of vacation where the only purpose is to go on different treks. They can be a combination of several small routes or just one long route.

Now, if you are intrigued, and are planning to go on a trek-cation after we surpass the crisis, then here are some points that you should keep in mind.

GRAB A BACKPACK

When it’s about nature, you can never be too sure. So, first thing that you need to do is prepare a utility bag. From extra pair of clothes to flash light to even a nail cutter, this bag should have everything you might need during the trek.

Backpack for trek-cation
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ALWAYS BETTER WITH A PARTNER

While it’s true that there is no better partner for trekking than the nature itself, it is always better to go on the trip with someone. You not only get someone to depend upon, but it also is a great chance for bonding.

Pre-trek prep

You might think, “I walk everyday, so, I don’t need to do any preparation for trekking.” Well, that is one big mistake which you should avoid. If the only purpose of your trip is to trek, then you need to prepare your body to walk long distances.

Good old gadegets

Because you’ll be in the lap of nature, you can’t be too sure about the phone and internet connectivity. So, it is better to go old school and carry a map and a compass with you.

Compass for trekking
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Mind over matter

Let’s be honest, trekking is no cakewalk. Apart from prepping you body, you also need to prepare your mind for the tough situations you might face while trekking. For this, you can practice meditation, as it will help you keep your mind calm once you go on the trip.

Also read: 5 THINGS SOLO BACKPACKERS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND

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