How to Prepare for a Trek – A Beginners’ Guide 2020

How to Prepare for a Trek – A Beginners’ Guide 2020
How to Prepare for a Trek – A Beginners’ Guide 2020

If you are a couch surfer and your life is sedentary but you want to go for a trek you need to build yourself up for your first trek. Taking the below-mentioned tips into practice you will be ready to go for your first trek. Remember the training that a trek preparation needs is not vigorous. It’s just a change in a few routine habits along with taking little exercises that one can get fit for an easy to moderate trek. These steps will help you in preparing for trekking anywhere including trekking in Kashmir

Take the stairs instead of Elevators       

Just from now stop using elevators or escalators. Take the stairs and pavements. If your office is a couple of kilometres away, take a walk. At office don’t get glued to your desk chair, take short walks around.

Take a walk around small hills around your locality       

If you happen to live in a place where there are small hills around, then start scaling them. Take a walk around woods as that will have short ascends and descends.

Carry your backpack

Once you take a tour around a nearby forest or a wildlife sanctuary or a hill, carry your backpack to get the feel of trekking.

Right footwear   

Remember your feet are what get most of the trekking pressure. So your shoes must be comfy. Choose comfortable trekking shoes that are ankle-high and grip your feet well. Always use shoes for the trekking that you have already worn for some walks or small day treks. That way you make good compatibility of your shoes with your feet.

Take some quality socks.

Get a few pairs of soft socks that wick your feet well.

Building core strength 

Start some core exercises that make your core strong. Go for exercises that build your thighs, waist and calves. Don’t forget stretching exercises as they always prevent injuries and build endurance.

Keep yourself hydrated, and energize yourself regularly

Start taking small but frequent meals. And take a lot of water to keep you hydrated. Remember to take water while on trek even if you are not thirsty. Never wait for thirst.


Persistence is the key. No matter how advanced trekker you are, the tiredness creeps in. Be confident and positive about completing the trek but never forget to be cautious.




January 9, 2020
You forgot to mention using trek poles, although that’s quite easy a step.
January 9, 2020
Thanks for reading and providing your suggestion. Your suggestion is quite valid and useful.

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