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10 Things A First Time Trekker Must Keep In Mind

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For many people, trekking around the world provides a number of exciting benefits. When you go on a trek, you leave your usual home life far behind as you experience some truly extraordinary events and activities. But, if you are not used to spending the night under the starry sky, you may wonder how to start in the first place.

Prepare for your get-away with these simple tips, so that you have a seamless adventure out there.

1. Train To Be Fit

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If you are not used to doing physical exercise, it is better to do some workout once a day for about a week before you get into trekking. It will save you from quick exhaustion and pulled joints.

2. Research On It

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Make sure you are prepared for the climate and actual weather of the place you are visiting. Reading location-related blogs and talking to people who have already been on treks will help you gain information about the route. This will also ease your days out there in the open.

3. Take Only What You Need

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The thumb rule is to take half of the package and double the money you plan at first to bring with you. Make sure you carry a bag which is lightweight, comfortable and suits your volume of equipment.

Read How To Pack Your Bag Light While Travelling

How To Pack Food And Drinks

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1. Make sure you always have enough liquid with you depending on the accessibility of drinking water in the area.

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2. Carry food which is light and does not break or rot easily in your bag.

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3. Choose to eat items which are highly nutritious and easy to prepare and consume.

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4. Plan ahead for overnight travelling and in case your trip lasts longer than you thought with sufficient supplies.

How To Choose The Right Camping Spot

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1. Start looking for a place for your tent at least three to four hours before darkness. That way, you will have enough time to set it up safely.

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2. Look for a place near a water supply, but avoid settling too close to the river bank where night floods can reach you.

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3. You can avoid heavy storms at night if you set up your camp in a spot protected from winds by trees or rocks.

Happy trekking!

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