Get Ready for Trekking and Backpacking Trips
Don't Pack Too Much
The single most important thing to remember when planning a guided backpacking trip or trek is not to pack too much. This may not be quite as important on a trek since you won't necessarily be carrying your own pack, but it's absolutely crucial when backpacking. Carrying too much gear can make for a miserable experience, and more times than I can remember, I've seen people loaded down with enough gear for a month on the trail. This is all well and good if you've got pecs of steel, but for those of lesser stature, carrying a lighter load makes for a much more enjoyable experience.
Bring and Drink Enough Water
The other important thing to remember is carry sufficient water, and even more importantly, drink it. Water doesn't do much good if it stays in your water bottle. Chances are you'll be hiking up and down hills and mountains and you'll likely be doing quite a bit of sweating. Keeping yourself hydrated will keep your muscles happy. At higher elevations it is especially important to stay hydrated. It should go without saying that you should never drink untreated water along the trail.
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