3 Tips for First Time Trekking. Trekking through the Himilaryas or the Andes can be an exhilarating experience. Whether there is a Sherpa guiding you or you are trekking on your own it is a truly breathtaking experience, from the views and the physical strength needed. Today, Crystal Le from www.thepetiteadventurer.com joins us to discuss the first three tips she has for people looking to Trek for the very first time.
(All Photos Credited to Crystal Le of www.thepetiteadventurer.com)
Trekking Tip #1. Take Extra Cash: when trekking there are not ATMs around for you to grab cash to buy a snack, a beer, a local artist artwork, therefore it is extremely important to have cash (and a little extra cash for that) when you do go trekking.
Trekking Tip #2. Bring at Least 2 Liters of Water: One thing many people forget about when going trekking is bringing enough water with them. Crystal recommends bringing at least 2 liters of water with you. If you typically drink more water than your friends you should bring even more water than 2 liters. Also, you should get a water bladder (like a Camelback) to help spread the weight of the water evenly along your back to avoid a sore back.
Trekking Tip #3. Focus on the Journey’s Experience Over the Destination: Trekking is an incredible experience and for many it is the goal of the destination that drives them on their trek. The important thing is to remember to get the most out of the journey. So take your time exploring while you hike. Whether it is taking in the view longer while chatting with a friend you met on the trek, or enjoying a longer stay at a lodge on the hike, or it is simply taking a nap and enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the trail remember to enjoy your journey as well as the destination.
Filmed in Memphis, TN
Special Thanks to The Peabody Hotel (we filmed on their roof) www.peabodymemphis.com
Additional Thanks to The Memphis CVB & #BloghouseMemphis for introducing Crystal and Mark. www.memphistravel.com
More About Crystal Le “The Petite Adventurer”
Crystal is the type of person that is ready at a moment’s notice to try anything new. When she is not trekking internationally, she enjoys camping and watching Japanese anime with a hot bowl of ramen. Her ideal journey starts with food but ultimately revolves around people, culture, and their stories. She writes all about her learnings on her adventure travel blog, The Petite Adventurer.
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