Trekking has its own thrilling bouts of adventure and adrenaline rush. It is a passionate hobby and an adventure sport for people who love to explore nature’s beauty and the thrill that it offers.
Before leaving on any trek, trekkers should equip themselves with necessary equipment as there are no outside facilities available.
Following are some basic items which you should carry with yourself when leaving for a trek:
1. TENT AND SLEEPING BAG
These are the most crucial items which should be on your list. If you carry a tent and sleeping bag with you, you can pitch it anywhere and spend the night as there is dearth of stay options in the mountains and especially when you are in a remote area. Sleeping bag is comfortable, cozy and protects you from the cold weather in the mountains.
Instead of dragging heavy luggage, you should always carry a backpack with yourself as these are handy, comfortable to carry and best suited for adventure trips. Backpacks have enough space to carry all your essential items and these are made of material that dries up faster in the rain.
3. TREKKING PANTS
Trekking pants are fundamental on a trek as these are super comfortable during a long arduous journey. You should buy trekking pants which are made of sweat-absorbing material.
4. TREKKING/HIKING SHOES
A good pair of trekking or hiking shoes is necessary and is very well owned by every trekker. You should have a good pair of shoes which are specifically meant for trekking and hiking as these have good grip and do not become slippery in the slopes of mountains.
5. THREE PAIRS OF SOCKS
You should carry at least three pairs of socks as the weather in mountains is quite unpredictable. Socks can get wet during rain and hence you must keep two extra pairs of socks handy. It also gets cold at high altitudes and an extra layer of socks will also protect your feet against cold weather conditions.
You should not forget a Torch or Flashlight as there is no source of light in the remote areas of mountains and your phone might also not work after a point in time when the battery dies.
7. SUN PROTECTION
At higher altitudes in the mountains, the rays of sun are more intense and harmful for the skin and trekkers can suffer sunburn and tanning. Hence, it is advisable to use sunscreen lotions or creams with higher SPF.
8. FIRST AID
Trekking trails and mountain slopes consist of uneven terrain and small injuries can happen anytime. Hence you should bring First-aid kits along with basic medicines for fever, acidity, cold etc and crepe bandages as well.
There are no restaurants and hotels in distant areas so you should fetch food supplies as well. You can either buy packed food or carry a small stove to cook your own food.
10. POWER BANK
There is no source of power or electricity in the mountainous regions and so to charge your phones, carry a power bank with you.