How to Prepare

The best preparation for trekking is… well it's not rocket science… it's trekking! Getting out for hikes and short walks in your home country, even regular walks in the park if you can’t escape to the countryside much, are a good way to prepare.

Getting used to your personal equipment, feeling that your backpack fits snugly; enjoying the re-assuring strength of a familiar pair of hiking boots; knowing what layers work best for you; what little extras to carry in your pockets… all this is invaluable.

If you can manage some weekends away in your local national park, low hills, high mountains… anywhere where you'll be walking on rough paths and doing a little up and down … is good practice!

Some fitness from running, swimming, the gym, yoga, Zumba classes etc is also a plus!