Minimizing your Hiking Pack Weight

Minimizing your Hiking Pack Weight

Preparing for a Hike is often a battle against the pounds or kilos. And we do not mean this in a weight loss kind of way. 

From academic studies and information...

What we mean is that on your hike you will be the beast of burden and everything you take is going to be carried by you. Every time you lift your foot to make a new step, you will be lifting the full weight of your body plus your pack load. Multiply this by many thousands of steps and you will realize how many extra pounds are created a big difference on a large hike.
There are a few terms used for Hiking Weight:
So preparing for a trekking/hiking tour always involves a great deal of contemplating on what you really need and how you can minimize your FSO weight. Often making this calculation boils down to choosing between comfort in walking (lighter loads but lack of neccessarry food, less equipment and entertainment) and comfort when not walking (better food, more and/or better equipment, books, entertainment, etc). Here are some tips:
Futher readings we recommend: Pre-Training for Best Enjoyment of our Adventures ActiveTravel ASIA keynotes for our trekkers/hikers.

The most popular adventure in the world is trekking that can be divided into some slightly different sub types eg: trekking, hiking, walking and climbing. In the trekking tour inclusions by ActiveTravel ASIA, we often include porters services to support you during the trek. However please kindly note that the porter service is to carry the foods, cooking equipment, sleeping items eg sleeping bags, heat insulation etc. You will carry your own pack so keeping them as light as possible is the best.
Here are the list of details that ATA will prepare for you and things you should prepare yourself:


* The items marked with asterisk are strongly recommended. The other gears are various to your personal daily life.

Useful tips:

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