Trekking can be defined as long-distance walking with a certain degree of autonomy, without accessory aid or equipment, covering hours of crossing uneven terrain. These characteristics distinguish it from the more traditional walking/hiking or mountain climbing. Trekking takes place in open wilderness areas and often enables accessing sites that are very remote and far from modern civilisation.
A trek cannot be improvised. Respect the following recommendations and enjoy your trek in total safety:
Trekking candidates must be in good overall physical condition. Even if you are athletic, remember that trekking can involve several days of walking while carrying a heavy backpack. You must break yourself in gradually, be patient and strong mentally, and have good endurance. Trekking can be done in low, mid or high mountains, deserts, jungles, forests and even polar regions. It is strictly advised against doing it alone. Numerous agencies specialise in organising trekking holidays, but you can also find local guides once you’ve reached your destination.
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