What is Trekking?
Trekking means to journey on foot, especially to hike through mountain areas or walk in the countryside for pleasure or sport. Perhaps among the various kinds of activities that you can enjoy during your visit to a country like Nepal which is blessed with varied bio geographic regions.
Trekking involves walking on an average of 5 to 7 hours per day covering about 9 to 14 kilometers. The trekking route passes through forest, high passes, valleys, meadows, rice fields, idyllic hamlets with the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayan range, glaciers, snow fed rivers and lakes depending on the region you trek.
During a trek you can either stay in simple lodges or homes of local people, or camp for the night. Trekkers can either choose virgin tracks or beaten trails to reach their desired trekking destination.
Some people confuse trekking with climbing but trekking does not involve mountain climbing, it only involves walking on trails. Trekking is a healthy activity though it does have certain amount of caution is required to avoid accidents. If you are physically fit trekking will not be difficult for you. No prior climbing training is required for trekking but you need to have love of walking to enjoy trekking.