Dos and don’ts for the best trekking experience


These quick hacks will make sure your first trekking experience is a walk in the park

If you are a beginner just learning the ropes in trekking, it can be an intimidating experience without the right kind of guidance. This is for all you newbie trekkers out there who want a quick guide to the basics of the sport. Trekking is the most fun way to unwind, exercise, and stay in touch with nature. If you’re starting off, it definitely helps if you read up and get some good advice before you venture out on your trails. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you get started.


1.Pack light with just the bare essentials, a change of clothes, a first aid box, a swiss knife, a lighter or flint and some energy bars.

2.Dress for the wild, wear clothes that are comfortable and warm, ideally camo pants, and invest in a good pair of trekking shoes that are sturdy and have a firm grip

3.Talk and learn about trekking before you head out, ideally for your first few treks make sure you have experienced company or a trainer with you.

4.Chalk out the itinerary, carry a map and make sure you know the weather forecast, topography, possible wildlife, and dangers of a particular trail

5.Conserve energy and make sure you don’t drain yourself out, make sure you are properly hydrated on the big day


1. Litter your surroundings, this is a cardinal sin for trekkers and  is a quick way to get kicked out of a trekkers community. The community is built on love and respect for nature and most trekkers are nature buffs.

2. Rely on appliances like cell phones, laptops or the internet for emergencies. In the wild, it’s quite possible for everything to go by Murphy’s law. So, make sure you’re equipped for the worst.

3. Give up if you are exhausted, push through it and train your body to adjust to nature. A positive outlook can help you stay focused and enjoy the experience

4. Eat wild berries, plants, or fruits unless you are a botanist or Bear Grylls. They might be poisonous and your trek can end up being a quick visit to the emergency ward

5. Disturb the local wildlife, it’s their home and you are visiting. So, make sure you leave nothing behind but your footsteps and leave with nothing more than a few good memories.

Here are a few trekking events in India so you can put these tips to use.

Mt Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Date Time Venue Organizer Ticket
October 19, 2015 – October 30, 2015 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Mt Annapurna Basecamp Trek Kathmandu ,Nepal Book Now

 Lake side camping and Jungle trek @ Vasota

Date Time Venue Organizer Ticket
October 31, 2015 – November 1, 2015 12:05 pm – 9:00 pm Pune Pune ,Maharashtra placesaroundpune Book Now

Night Trek @Katraj to Sinhgad

Date Time Venue Organizer Ticket
October 31, 2015 – November 1, 2015 12:05 pm – 9:00 pm Assembly Point Plus Valley Adventure Office, 3, Anand Complex, Alkapuri Society, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune Aaditya/Prajakta
Book Now

Trek to Canyon Valley

Date Time Venue Organizer Ticket
November 1, 2015 6:00 am – 9:00 pm Canyon Valley sgtrekkers Book Now

Chadar Trek

Date Time Venue Organizer Ticket
August 31, 2015 – December 31, 2015 10:45 am – 11:55 pm Zaskar, Leh Ladakh ,Jammu and Kashmir  ntcadventures Book Now

Happy Trails!

Anthony Paracka

Anthony "Born with a Boombox" Paracka, I live, love , lust good music, good food, strong black coffee and a good read and go the extra mile to make sure I am well informed about my vices.

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