Trekking in India: Adventure Tourism
The term “Trek” exists a long time ago and refers to the long journey of the African peoples by carts generally pulled by ox and horse but at present, it means a tough travel, walking or biking over a long distance for recreation. Obviously, it is fun-filled activity in some way just like a long range patrolling carried out by the army even sometimes to remote areas. Just walk through the rough and remote landscape having no other good transport accessibility consisting of going upward and downward the hills, voyaging passes, rivers, waterfalls, dense forests and dealing with edges of unpredictable climate at lofty elevation. To a certain extent, it is a low-cost adventure activity and not requires some of the expansive adventure gear except for the passion for observing nature, determination, patience and high amount of energy. While the real adventure in trekking is in the high mountains, an easier one can be undertaken in low hills all over the country, such trek routes are well marked particularly in areas like Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and its neighbourhood in the Himalayan region and same as in mountain range of Western Ghat in extreme south in states like Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamilnadu.
Trekking in India: Overview
It’s actually a group adventure activity but it doesn’t matter that how many numbers of persons essential in a group, however, minimum of two people is good enough to enjoy the trekking. Solo trekking is also famous among adventure lovers these days and it depends on the attitude of individuals and varies from person to person. This is essential to carry required things in your backpack prior to starting any short or long trekking. Particularly in long distance real trekking to a remote location for more than one day, you must have some special adventure gears in your backpack to enjoy your trek activity.
The greater Himalayan region of Kumaon and Garhwal in the state of Uttrakhand combine a good number of short and long trekking pathways along with international trade and the pilgrimage to sacred destinations like Lord Shiva’s Kailash-Mansarovar.