Everything That You Need to Know About Trekking

Are you one of those who nourish your adventurous spirit with nature sports? If your answer is "Yes!", then trekking might be the right sport for you. Trekking, which serves both to do sports in nature and to explore nature, is done by following certain steps from beginning to end. Let's have a look at all the facts about trekking from A to Z.


What is Trekking?

Trekking is defined as a light-paced walk from one designated point in nature to another point, either with a certain group or individually. In trekking, which can be done in any season of the year when the appropriate equipment is selected, terrains of different heights such as mountains, forests, plateaus, and stream sides are chosen as the trail. In trekking, where breaks are given at certain points, there is a group guide, and the participants follow this leader. The walk can take a few hours or a few days, depending on the chosen route. Those who will be trekking for a long time may need to take camping equipment with them for accommodation.

What Should We Pay Attention to While Trekking?

There are many factors to consider when trekking. Whether there is someone in the group who is experienced or will be trekking for the first time, it is necessary to pay attention to the following factors:

  • The instructions of the group leader must be followed in order to establish and maintain a certain order throughout the trekking.
  • The person who comes after the leader of the team and is called the rearguard must ensure communication within the team by informing the person who has left the route or has fallen behind.
  • If a request or a situation is to be reported, this request is conveyed to the person in front instead of addressing the team leader directly. The request is chained sequentially to the team leader.
  • While trekking, it is important to keep the breaks short and not to take frequent breaks to prevent the endurance from decreasing.


How Should Trekkers Be Prepared?

For those who will go trekking, the journey can sometimes become unappealing. It is necessary to take some precautions to avoid various negativities. This way, you can enjoy your trekking as much as possible and turn it into a hobby.


Route Selection

You need to determine the duration of your route before trekking, depending on your availability. Would you prefer a route that lasts for a few hours or a day? If you are planning to go trekking during the weekend, you might want to consider slightly longer routes. For those who will be trekking for the first time can choose easier and shorter trails.


Use Quality Equipment

When you decide to go trekking, you need to consider whether your physical condition is accustomed to walking on the road for long periods. In this way, you can have a comfortable walking experience by choosing high-quality trekking equipment. When choosing clothes, you can choose clothes that does not make you sweat or are water and windproof, depending on the season. Thick-soled, soft, non-slip and waterproof shoes can be preferred as shoes.


Make Sure You Have Enough Water and Food

You should take enough water with you to prevent dehydration during breaks during the trekking. You should carry satisfying foods and beverages in your bag to boost your energy level during long breaks. You can carry foods such as chocolate, candy, and nuts with you, in case your blood sugar gets low suddenly.

Track the Weather

Before the day of trekking, you should track the weather forecast and determine the clothing, equipment, and route length according to the weather conditions. You can also add spare equipment to your bag in case of possible adverse weather conditions.


What Should Be in Your Trekking Bag?

While trekking, having some items in your bag is as important as choosing clothing and stocking food and beverages. Other items you should have in your bag while trekking can be listed as follows:

  • Socks,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Sunglasses,
  • Chapstick,
  • Towel,
  • First aid kit,
  • Pocketknife,
  • Flashlight,
  • Lighter or matches,
  • Thermos,
  • GPS device or compass,
  • Stick or similar tool.

In addition to providing a convenient and comfortable trekking experience, these materials are among the equipment that you may need in case of emergency.


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