What is trekking?

Trekking again an adventurous activity, trekking can be called as a multi-day hiking trip. In this you are required to hike through rural, often rugged territory. Many trekkers take longer trips through various regions of the world, in order to get familiar with every corner of the world. rock climbing is often the sport combined with trekking.

Unlike other types of travel, trekking is less structured and is influenced more by the weather conditions and topography of the region planned to be trekked. Because you will walk through remote or rural areas that are unexplored, you will get a chance to take an up-close look at the beauty that nature has to offer. Many of the trekkers love to travel individually on their own and not in groups to popular destinations only, so that they interact with nature while doing things like rock climbing and navigating through a mountain range.

Equipment used

The essential equipment when you go out for trekking includes maps and compass for navigation, high-quality pair of hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen for sun protection, flash, lighter for fire, water bottles and food.

Sites in North India that offers the sport

  • Ladakh and Zanskarin Jammu and Kashmir
  • Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand
  • Lahaul and Spiti, and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh


  • Always stay hydrated during your trip
  • Make sure you cover your head and stay warm with appropriate clothing
  • Pack a rucksack to carry your food wter and other essential equipment
  • Make sure that you start trekking early in the morning so that you arrive early
  • If you are taking a tough route that is remote and less trodden, then it is better that you get a local guide who also can cook for you. You can also consider to hire a porter with ponies for long trips and if you have a lot of provisions to carry.

Medical concerns

You are required to be in a good health if you want to pursue for any of the adventure sports, and trekking is no different. If you have any medical condition, then you must take your prescription  drugs along to avoid any hurdles during your trip.

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Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor

Subhash Verma

Mountaineering Instructor