Before a Trek .
- Everyone can go trekking but it's a good idea to plan your
trek according to your level of fitness and experience. Check your physical
condition whether or not your health will enable you to go on a certain trek.
For people with health problems, for elder people, infants or pregnant women
it is not recommended to tackle tours like these.
- If not experienced it is advisable not to do the demanding
treks (Grade 2 and 3) alone or without a guide or experienced friend. You
could get lost or get hurt!
- Only necessary items like drinking
water, energy food, cloth, 1 st aid-kit/medicine/ torch and camera, are
needed to bring along, don’t bring any Ghetto-blasters
or alike, there is plentiful of sounds out there and even listening to the
silence will be an awarding experience on its own.
also the article " The Ten Essentials for Hiking/Climbing".
- Cloth for trekking should be compact and endurable. It should
be able to protect you from any poisoning plants or animals
and in the rare case of a rain shower from the rain.
- Sturdy Shoes are important to protect your feet from sharp
stones and to support your joints, which makes you less tired. >
See also the article " Blisters".
- Leave your itinerary (however detailed
it may or may not be) with someone at home. Let them know when you will
be back and what to do if you don’t