In order to truly appreciate your voyage in the hills, you must have the proper trekking facilities – both for safety and comfort. The type of trekking equipment required is determined by the type of trek, as well as the duration of the year, wind patterns, landscape, and maximum height. Nevertheless, the list below includes many essential items that you should bring on most hikes.
A well-packed trekking backpack is lightweight and contains multipurpose clothing items. Furthermore, try bringing enough warm clothing, particularly in the winter (Dec – Feb). Not having the necessary trekkers gear and clothing will not only reduce the enjoyment of the trek, but could be life or death in the most extreme possible case.
Gear Equipment – A Complete List
If you consider yourself an excursion junkie, you will most likely plan to participate in some more imaginative experiences that take you off the tourist trail during your gap year. If this is the situation, make sure you have all of the appropriate tools for these operations.
1) A comfy rucksack
Because you’ll be carrying the backpack for several hours at a time, it’s best to go with the most pleasant alternative, even if it’s a little more expensive.
2) Water Filtration
Because trekking can be stressful and result in increased sweat, you must stay hydrated.
3) A first-aid kit.
Hopefully, you won’t need another one, but a basic aid kit is a useful piece of equipment for any hiker. You should also bundle some other first aid necessities such as dressings, medication, and survivorship aids (emergency blanket, whistle, etc.) anyway in case.
4) Repellent for Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a problem when trekking, particularly in forest and dense forest climates, so use mosquito repellent to safeguard yourself.
5) Sun Defense
Even when the weather isn’t extremely hot and the skies are clear, your skin can quickly become sunburned. Use a high-strength sunscreen with a SPF rank, ideally at least SPF25.
6) A small sleeping bag
This is for those who are going on multi-day treks and will be backpacking at night.
7) Waterproof Bag / Dry Sack
Keep the components of your backpack safe by storing them in a dry sack or even other type of plastic baggie.
It is critical to thoroughly prepare for any backpacking trip. Make absolutely sure you don’t neglect any of the following:
- Good rucksack
- Guidebook and compass
- Mobile phone and Camera
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Tissue paper or waste newspaper
- Garbage bags (this is to pack waste materials)
Every trek will also have subtly different equipment needs, but this list is intended to give you a rough understanding of what you should bring with you on your journey. Always conduct extensive research on the trek you intend to participate in and make reservations in advance to avoid losing out. Have a great time on your journey but keep this list handy before going on an adventure!