Trekking Equipment Guide

Trekking Equipment Guide

Good Trekking Shoes

Trekking equipment guide starts with Trekking shoes are must they offer excellent traction, ankle support, waterproofing, protect your toe and sole from small rocks, help keep your feet dry and warm. These features are not available in your regular sports shoes which are designed for the gym or running on the road.

  • Action Trekking Shoes Pros Excellent Grip in all Weather, the sole is hard and shoes are heavy they lack comfort for multiple-day hikes. They are available for rs 900 best option for monsoon treks.
  • Hunter Shoes Good Grip not easily available can give blisters in rain
  • Quechua has many options available online good light shoes with decent grip
  • Merrell is another imported brand with lightweight shoes and good grip though expensive
  • Woodlands are ok in dry weather very slippery in monsoon or wet climate
  • Wildcraft is another option

Repair Kit

Always carry repair kit Fevi sticks, Sewing Kit, Swiss Knife, Torch, Sticky Tape this comes in handy on long treks to repair your shoes, bag, clothes, tents.

Trekking Food

  • Always carry dry snacks for energy and Water always carry little extra to share with friends
  • Water Bladder or Hydration pack are ideal to carry water
  • Snacks like cakes, biscuits, chocolates, Glucon D, Energy bar help you maintain stamina while trekking
  • Carry trekking cooking stove which helps you cook food easily on treks

 

First Aid Box Trekking and Medical Checkup

Preventive measures such as a thorough medical checkup before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Trekking destinations are mostly remote places, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Build a first aid box containing medicine

  • Fever / Body ache/ headache
  • Diarrhea / Amoebic infections, Digestion problems
  • Sprains of neck, waist, backbone
  • Injury through cuts, wounds, blisters
  • Zeoline or Tablets to clean water
  • Nausea, general sickness of mountains
  • Skin infection bacterial and fungal infection powder or cream
  • Medicine to combat High Altitude Sickness
  • liquid soaps, toilet paper, sunscreen, toothpaste, dusting powder help maintain hygiene

Backpack for Trekking

Backpack for Trekking

30 to 40-liter backpack is good for 1 or 2 days of trekking. 50 to 70-liter backpack is ideal for longer treks. Look for rain cover if available with the backpack, warranty minimum 2 years, back support to help improve posture while trekking, Waist and shoulder straps to distribute weight on your hike, water bladder compartment to store your water. pig snout to hang trekking pole and carabiners.

Things to carry in your Backpack

  • Poncho or Raincoat to stay dry, Ponchos are best as they cover your bag and help keep it dry avoid wearing rain jackets from the market as they can handle only normal rains.
  • Trekking water tablets, Lifestraw water bottle to purify water
  • Slippers will relieve your feet from stress after a long walk and wet shoes
  • Extra pair of dry clothes/socks / waterproof pouches or zip lock bags to keep clothes dry / Good hat / Whistle
  • Sleeping bag and mat for night treks to keep you warm from the cold floor.
  • Carry extra battery for mobiles, camera, torch since electricity is mostly not available.
  • Matchbox or Lighter to build a campfire

 

Dos and Don'ts on Trek

  1. Listen to your trek leader and follow his instruction well
  2. Keep your friends and relatives informed about your location being injured or stranded on a trek can mean days before evacuation or help, medical facilities are limited on trekking routes so help will reach after hours or days.
  3. Avoid any kind of addictions on treks alcohol smoking chewing tobacco.
  4. Don't listen to music while trekking you might miss important instruction being passed on.

 

Camera Equipment Protection

The camera needs extra protection in monsoon to buy waterproof housing to keep the camera dry is good options. Camera lens and sensor will usually catch fungus if used in humid areas.

 

How to choose a trekking company?

  • Group establishment date
  • Website / Facebook page / Facebook Group Page
  • Instagram / Twitter following
  • Treks completed in the previous year
  • Feedback from friends/fellow trekkers on social media
  • Speak with Group Leader before joining a trek
  • Check group size being handled and no of leaders on the trek

Dos and Don'ts on Trek

Dos and Don'ts on Trek

  1. Listen to your trek leader and follow his instruction well
  2. Keep your friends and relatives informed about your location being injured or stranded on a trek can mean days before evacuation or help, medical facilities are limited on trekking routes so help will reach after hours or days.
  3. Avoid any kind of addictions on treks alcohol smoking chewing tobacco.
  4. Don't listen to music while trekking you might miss important instruction being passed on.
  5. Avoid taking selfie near the edge of the mountain

 

Camera Equipment Protection

The camera needs extra protection in monsoon to buy waterproof housing to keep the camera dry is good options. Camera lens and sensor will usually catch fungus if used in humid areas.

How to choose a trekking company?

Please check the following points before joining a trekking group

  • Group establishment date
  • Website / Facebook page / Facebook Group Page
  • Instagram / Twitter following
  • Treks completed in the previous year
  • Feedback from friends/fellow trekkers on social media
  • Speak with Group Leader before joining a trek
  • Check group size being handled and no of leaders on the trek
  • Google review
  • Do they have an office address
  • Are they part-time operating from home or only during the season this kind of groups will be a risky

2 Comments

  • By Narendra Nishad Reply

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