While going for a trekking tour, you have to take extra precautions and make sure
to pay out a few extra bucks and your time to choose the correct boots, otherwise
half of your trip will be in pain. Spend little more time to get a correct size
of your shoes as poor-fitting shoes can be tormenting on a long trek. Go for a brand
with a diverse variety of widths, some companies also offer narrow as well as wide
boots. Women trekkers should go for a 'gender-specific boot', that have an anatomically
accurate shape called as a "last". You have to be sure enough that your
toes do not touch the end of the laced-up boots when you walk down a slope, and
also the heel doesn't lift more than a quarter of an inch when you walk. Start with
beginner-rated trails of a mile or less and then work your way up to longer, more
difficult hikes. Normally a signboard is always there at the trailhead that shows
the route length, also always mark your time and effort respectively as the posted
mileage is typically one-way.
Taking up a trekking adventure, with a pack thong to your back doesn't demand extra
ordinary skill or co-ordination, but demands planning, the selection of right equipment,
and of course the plain old common sense. Skills that are demanded for hiking apply
to any outdoor adventure. Hiker should have the knowledge of basic first aid- how
to bandage a wound, apply moleskin, and notice the symptoms of dehydration and heatstroke.
Learn how to read clouds; knowing radiance from a cumulus can be the difference
between a drenched cloud and a simply cloudy one. While on a trek, you have to make
it to the day's destination. Altitudes above 14,000 feet or upright gains of more
than 2,000 feet per day need excellent physical fitness. The coaches can appraise
your physical health level, but if you have any problem like nausea or shortness
of breath allied with high altitudes, be cautious and take the prescribed medicines
along with you
Loop trail: A trail that starts
at a certain point and reaches back to the same point.
Scare slope: A rigorous inclination
of loose rock and crushed rock.
Saddle: A tour extended over
the rock-bottom sight between two peaks, identical like a seat.
Aiming off: It helps in knowing
exactly which way to turn to get to your destination.