Are you feeling excited? Going on your first trek? Undoubtedly, you are browsing the Google with lots of queries such as, which one is the best trek for the beginner, how I should pack, how much stuff and trekking supplies should I carry and more.
Choosing your first Himalayan trek is not easy. If you think that taking the stairs instead of the alleviator makes you capable enough to a trek in the Himalayas then you are not right! But stress not! This list will help you to choose your first trek and avoid any mistakes to ensure your journey exceeds your hopes.
Here are a couple of points that should be kept in mind while you're planning your first ever trek:-
When are you planning to go?
The First and the foremost thing to choose is the time of the year. In all, there are six best seasons and summer, monsoon; autumn and winter are the most popular out of these to trek in India. Trekking in early winter like October and November can be very rewarding. Crispy air, the colors of earth, mountains and sky make the time best for trekking.
What have you planned to see?
Some love to see large mountains, others like grasslands, and some want to try electrifying adventure; others just want to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalayas. Snow, for example, is a big draw. You must look to see if a trek can pack in as much variety as possible.
Grades of Trek
Treks can be categorized into Easy, Moderate and Difficult. Never choose a trek because it is “easy” or “moderate”. One would need a basic physical fitness; basic preparation to get ready for the first trek. As a general convention, a beginner would likely to go the easy trek and Nag Tibba Trek, Prashar Lake Trek Chandrashila Peak Trek, Brahmatal Trek, and Kuari Pass Trek can be considered the best trek
How many days do you have?
Duration of a trek also matters a lot. Most Himalayan treks are a week long, which usually works best for most trekkers. Longer treks require more preparation.
Know Your Limits
Always know your limits as you are the only one who is aware of your physical strength and capacity. If you don’t have the habit of walking long distances, you can try to cover short distances and go for the regular short breaks. Fatigue is a common problem that most people usually face while on an excursion.
By the end of this article, it might sound redundant but ask one significant & relevant question yourself again, why do you want to go? Do you love it? Because trekking is not only about the magical views, about making friends, and just finding your limits but pushing limits as well and if you are not ready for it then drop the plan immediately. Go only when you are ready by your heart and know that’ Mountains are calling you' to rock the world.