Trekking has become the next cool thing among millennials, but not many are sure of how to go about it. Trekking can be an uphill task, and novice trekkers often end up nursing blisters and sore legs after the first day. When planning a trekking holiday in Himachal, you must start training well in advance. As they say, “ Practice Makes a Man Perfect” same is true for trekkers. Continuing the discussion, here are some easy tips to help you prepare for your next trekking holiday.
- Go For Long Walks
Walking may sound too basic or lame to many, but it is the best way to build your stamina and prepare your body for hiking. Start with walking long distances, every alternate day, a month prior to your actual trekking day. Gradually, increase the frequency and start walking on an everyday basis.
- Build Leg Strength With Leg Based Cardio
Strong calf is a key to a successful trekking expedition. If you have never followed any fitness regimen before, in addition to walking training you will have to undertake several leg strength training, such as mountain climber, lunges, and squats. Leg strengthening training will prepare your legs to easily transcend uneven trekking trails.
- Eat Healthy And Keep Yourself Hydrated
Trekking requires loads of stamina and energy, therefore, you must prepare your body for one. During the training or even during the trekking, keep nuts, energy bars, and chocolates handy, as they are good sources of energy and protein. In addition, a month prior to your trekking holiday, pay attention to what you eat and also keep your body hydrated by drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water a day. Don’t forget to carry water bottles during the trek as well.
- Buy Good Quality Hiking Boots
As during trekking, the major pressure is on your feet and ankle, it is important to choose a pair of comfortable and good quality boots. It is advisable to prefer boots over casual shoes or sneakers, as boot offer more support to ankle than sneakers. However, avoid long ankle cuffs boots as they can irritate the base of your calf. When shopping for boots, it is recommended to shop during the afternoon, when feet are slightly expanded. This will help you find the right fit for your feet. In addition, invest in good hiking socks as well.
- Use Walking Poles
Walking poles are a boon for trekkers, especially for the beginners. Light in weight, walking poles reduces the pressure exerted on the knees and thighs and help trekkers gain stability on the rough terrain. They can also be used to clear the path of vegetation.
Time to Backpack!
Stay true to your hiking practice and you will surely reap benefits on the D-day. Also, when planning a hiking trip in Himachal booking an activity resort will act as a cherry on the cake. In case the weather condition doesn’t allow you to trek outside, you can still fulfill your desire for adventure in the experiential resorts, such as Rakkh. Nesteled on a hilltop in the outskirts of a pretty village named Rakh, Rakkh provides various adventurous activities, such as climbing and an inbuilt wall made only for thrill-seeking purposes. Also, if you are planning a trip during winter, don’t forget to avail our winter special offer. For reservations or to learn more about our services, feel free to call at L: 0124-4908-616 / M: + 91 8800409567 or +91 9816999300 or write to us, and we will get back to you, shortly.