So, you have come across a walking route and would like to explore it for some adventure? How do you prepare ahead to ensure you have a seamless experience and enjoy your walk? In this article, we guide you on how to prepare before embarking on your thrilling adventure.
Conduct a Thorough Research on the Walking Route
The last thing you need is some unpleasant surprise on your adventure. Please find out about the route’s distance, its exact location to your own, approximate days required for the walk, available mode of transport and relative cost. Read on the terrain along the route and expected weather conditions in the area. This planning will help decide the clothes and shoes to carry, who can go on the walk and any other item you might need.
Check on Things to Do Along the Route
Find out recreational activities that can be accessed along the walking route and the basic requirements for access if the trek takes several days, research on availability and accessibility of accommodation and make your bookings in advance. Check on the availability and convenience of eateries along the walking route and what food they offer.
Read Reviews on the Route
Reviews are a sure way of finding essential information that could be missing in most places. They allow you to see other people’s experiences and advice about the route and activities along with it. Pay attention to reviews on security issues, terrain along the way, what to expect, who can go and if a guide is necessary. Ask questions to the community and seek clarifications on your concerns—request for pictures where possible.
Take note of several safety measures to avoid mishaps. Carry a first aid kit in case of an emergency or an injury. Alert your family or friends in advance. Seek counsel from the security personnel of the area and obtain their contact details. In case the locals speak a language you don’t understand, make arrangements for a translator to make it easy to seek assistance.
I hope this article offers you the assistance you need to prepare better. Enjoy your trek and stay safe.