What do you mean by trekking?
Trekking as a form of walking is mostly undertaken when being driven by a certain spirit of adventure, for the purpose of exploration into new enjoyable scenery. It is usually undertaken by a group of people with a specific purpose of enjoying and exploring the scenery.
Is trekking the same as hiking?
What brings together hiking and trekking is that both are acts of walking, but in some instances, trekking and hiking are different. Let us have a look at these differences between the two activities.
Hiking is a form of leisure walk that involves walking on smooth trails (which some are manmade), roaming in the forest, climbing small hillocks, and enjoying nature. It is a one-day activity that does not require so much planning, gears, or types of equipment.
Trekking can be said to be a harder and longer hike. It is a long journey that involves mountain climbing, walking over terrains that no means of transport is available. While hiking is done at a moderated pace, trekking is a vigorous activity that is done with the aim of achieving a certain goal. This journey requires types of equipment such as survival kits, mountain climbing equipment, camping kits, and first aid kits.
What is the hardest hike in the world?
Ciudad Perdida Colombia is the most challenging hike all over the world. Trekking up to this challenging Colombia’s lost city is not an easy task to take about. The hike can take a week to climb over a staggering and sticky 3937 feet, in unpredictable South American weather. The hike will take you along the uneven paths, the narrow forest passageways and through some traversing rivers which are just above your knee deep during the dry season, and up your chest during the rainy season. Take your time at the top of the ruins, referred to as teyuna, and you will enjoy the view of flourishing hills and mountains countryside.
How many types of trekking are there?
There are two types of trekking as explained below;
Lodge (tea house) trekking.
This is a trekking trip where trekkers are dependent on any locally available inn, tea houses, and lodges along their trail. This is quite a comfortable form of trekking since trekkers cannot be affected by other factors such as harsh weather conditions. The trekkers are also accompanied by local guides along the trail to help them evade some harsh terrains on earth and help to direct them to the local inns. Lodge trekking minimizes the cost of the trail alongside avoiding a lot of camping luggage.
Camping (fully organized) trekking.
This is a fully organized kind of trekking. It involves packing all your survival types of equipment and food for full camping. The campers depend on locally hired staff who organizes and guide them through the whole journey and ensure that all trekker carry the required kits for camping. The trekker will crash out for their tents at night, and the hired staff will prepare meals for them as per the menu prepared earlier before the start of the trip. Trekker is free to choose a variety of meals from their menu. A very organized trek offers staff for every department, such as kitchen helpers, cooks, and guiding staff. The camping can be quite expensive though it offers a very enjoyable experience.
What are the benefits of trekking?
Most of us understand that exercise is what is keeping us healthier every time of the day. We spend more time sitting in our offices and maybe visiting the gym in the evening and lifting heavy objects and hitting the gym trails, little did we know that a simple 30-minute walk can change our heart condition.
Trekking helps strengthen your heart, increase your metabolism, strengthen bones, improve balance, increase focus and productivity, burn calories, boost your moods, live longer, and make new friends.
What is the difference between walking and hiking?
Hiking and walking can be said to have no big difference, only that it depends on the paths you take. Hiking definitely involves walking. However, when you are walking, it means you are trekking over a smooth and relatively flat path with no many hurdles, while trekking, on the other hand, means walking from low to high elevation.