Wilderness

Wilderness

Wilderness is a natural environment that has never been touched or significantly modified by humans. Nothing compares to the experience of being in close contact with nature in its natural form. Be it observing, photographing, hiking or sightseeing, for a journey into the wilderness, it is incredibly essential that you are fully prepared. The wilderness can have numerous obstacles and threats for anyone who is not prepared or aware of the various species and biodiversity inhabiting it.

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The first and most crucial step is to gather as much information as possible from the internet, tour guides, travel agencies and the locals of the place to be explored. This gives a rough idea of what can be expected and how to prepare for it.

Secondly, exploring the wilderness is a good idea, but doing so alone is not. Regardless of how much one wants to escape into a solitary weekend or vacation, it is hazardous to go into the wild alone. It is advisable to explore along a bunch of people, and a guide who knows about the wild. The guides are experienced and ensure the safety of the entire group.

Thirdly, with the help of the tour guides or travel agencies, it is best to have all the necessities while hiking or exploring the wilderness. The most essential tools are navigation devices, first-aid kit, water and containers, camping equipment, matches, extra food etc. However, it is also crucial to remember that you will be carrying these things, so packing light always helps. A lightweight and spacious backpack that can accommodate all these things will be appropriate for exploration.

 
Fourthly, exploring or hiking in the wilderness can most often than not take a toll on the feet. Therefore, it is essential to wear comfortable and lightweight hiking boots that are extremely durable. Picking the right cushioning and size is vital. Moreover, it is also important to dress appropriately for the trail. Dressing in layers is advisable. One important tip is to avoid cotton clothing at all costs.

Lastly, it helps to take along someone familiar with the path and the ecosystem. This helps you to avoid the poisonous plants and make use of the edible plants and berries. It also helps by making use of the best path to hike to avoid meeting wild animals or even dangerous trails.

Several places can be visited to quench the adventure-thirsty souls. Some of them are the Valley of Flowers, Mount Kailash Trek, Tiger Hill, Inca Trail, Everest Base Camp, Overland Track and The Narrows.