It is not about travelling alone or with a group of friends. If you are backpacking for the first time, it might get a little tricky. First, answer the basic questions, are you just backpacking? Or do you want to camp too? Are you going to be trekking? If you have got these sorted, then we can move on the next round of questions. The next set of questions is what are you expecting out of the trip and what are the things you must keep in mind?
Here are some of the things you must keep in mind and ask yourself before planning a backpacking trip:
Pick a popular destination
It is your first time and that is the reason you must travel somewhere standard. Choose a place where, a lot of travelers come for backpacking and campaigning. This helps you get to know the tricks of trade and also, everyone around understands and is ready to help the first timers. Don’t be scared to ask for help, just be a little careful.
Stick to essentials
It might seem repetitive, but you must take what you absolutely need and nothing more. Especially when it comes to backpacking, you must tighten up. The lighter you pack the easier to travel. That is what the experienced travelers have to say. I can’t stress anymore.
Must not Plan
Now, we always tell you, travel must be organized but with backpacking the vibe is a little different. Backpacking is all about free fall exploration. Relax and go with the flow that is the basic idea behind the style of travel.
To travel with a partner or not
The point is if you want to travel with someone, then travel with a person, you match the quotient. Travel can be a nightmare when it comes to choosing a wrong partner. It would be better to travel solo than randomly partner with someone.
What size backpack you travel with is also important. Bigger the better might be a mistake. There are two popular sizes, one is 70 liters and the second popular size is 40 to 50 liters. Try the 40-50 liter one, because that gives you some leverage in case you end up having a long trek. Running around with those extra kilos can be a nightmare.
If you are backpacking in India, then you can plan a trip to Mussorie or Dharamshala, if you want to travel south try Vishakhapatnam or Puducherry. These are some most popular outstation destinations if you intend to backpack around the country. So, take a taxi or a flight to these outstation destinations for best travel experience.
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