To start this topic, let’s first take a look at how long does the rubbish we litter our surroundings with take to disappear completely.
Utter rubbish, right? Absolutely.
With the increasing number of tourists and trekkers headed towards the mountains, and given our tendency to litter thoughtlessly, imagine how many generations to follow will have the privilege of sighting all the garbage, if left behind.
A few simple measures listed below is the least we can do to ensure we leave as little a trace of our trekk
Post trek measures
It’s April and the Himalayan summer trekking season for 2015 is about to kick off. The time for trekkers to decide upon a Himalayan trek and start preparing for it. But an element often delayed during the preparation for a trek – purchasing your trekking gear, is what you really need to get working on right away. Right from the moment you decide that a high mountain pass is where you want to be during your time off work.
With trekking gear available online now, the temptation to simply order that backpack or pair of trekking trousers just a week before you head out to the Himalayas is always beckoning. Doing so will most probably result in unexpected surprises and agony on the trek – for yourself and for your co-trekkers too!
Spend enough time to get your personal trekking gear essentials just right. There is no room for error when heading into the remote mountains for days together, where no substitute is easily available in case your personal gear is of inferior quality or does not serve the intended purpose.
Here we look at 5 trekking gear essentials that you must state and understand your personal preferences for, evaluate thoroughly and only purchase thereafter.
Your feet will and should do most of the talking for you on a trek. Undoubtedly then, trekking boots are the most vital gear for any trek. Boots provide essential ankle support as against regular sports shoes and are ideal for treks in all terrains – including easy to moderate grade treks which involve exposure to snow.