When it comes to trekking getting from point A to point B is not a strait line. Trekking focuses more on the experience and not just the destination. Historically it was just a way that people got from one mountain village to another. There were no guides, no tea houses, or lightweight outdoor gear. Travel was a necessity for survival. Lots of the trails that are popular today were created hundreds of years ago for the transportation of goods and supplies through the mountains.
Today trekking is undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring nature, experiencing culture, and enjoying the magnificent scenery. Trips usually last more than 1 week in length and cover a large distance, sometimes well over 50km long. The logistic and planning involved can be intimidating and typically take many months to organize. Trekkers should only need to care a light pack so that they may conserve energy and enjoy the vistas. The organic rhythm of foot travel is a wonderful way to explore and make meaningful contact with nature.
Hiring a guide is the best way to forego all the stress and anxiety one can experience when planning a long trek. Guides can properly manage acclimatization, teach walking techniques to increase endurance, create an efficient itinerary that maximise enjoyment, and most importantly they liaison between government and acquire proper park permits. Guides are worth it. If trekking is on your bucket list then check out our destinations below!