frequently asked questions
Trekking is a multi-day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk.
Both ways are possible in many places, If you hire a guide then you don’t have to worry about logistics, you won’t risk getting lost, and if any emergencies arise, you will be well taken care of.But its also fun to do everything on your own,its a totally different kind of experience.
No, you do not need to be extremely fit for a trek. Exercise regularly, walk some distance and basic level of fitness can be achieved. That’s all you need to do a trek but good level of fitness helps you easily cover up the distance without fatigue.
Cost will also depend on the remoteness of the region and want kind of transport connections you need to take.Cost also depend on the equipment that are needed on trek like tent,sleeping bags etc but those are one time investment if you want to make it a passion.
The weather is unpredictable and can change anytime but generally the nights are cold and the days are warm. But, it totally depends on the season and conditions. Keep enough warm clothes to protect yourself against chilly cold.
The effects of altitude are quite random, and not necessarily related to how fit you are. The trick to avoiding sickness is not to over-do it. The effects of altitude are mostly likely to come on once you’re above 3000 metres, and once you’re at that height it’s not wise to ascend more than 300-400 metres per day.