If you are on this page it probably signifies you are planning for your first trek. Congrats ! Welcome to the word of clean air and experience the healing power of Nature. Whenever planning for a trek its important that you do not skip sections of the details provided on trekking event page to avoid signing up for an event which does not suit you.
CAUTION: The easiest level of 'Trek' is still a Trek. Just as they say, easiest level of Kick-boxing is still kick-boxing!, and is not same in difficulty level as having a heated argument with someone. Trekking is not at all like Picnic or Tour ! Beware !
Well, let me tell you, my friend, the answer lies in the eye of the beholder. Or the foot of the beholder, as it were.
Generally speaking, trekking is a more intense form of hiking. Think of it as hiking's older, more badass sibling. When you trek, you're usually traversing longer distances and more challenging terrain, like scaling mountains or trekking through dense forests. It's like hiking, but with a little more sweat, tears, and triumph.
Picnic, on the other hand, is a more casual form of walking in nature. It's like a stroll through the park, but with trees and dirt instead of benches and paved paths.
Now, here's where it gets a little tricky. Some people might use the terms interchangeably, or they might have their own definitions of what constitutes a trek or a hike. It's like the "tomato-tomahto" debate - it all depends on how you say it and what you mean by it.
Let's dive into what each of these terms mean and what sets them apart.
Trekking is basically a long, exhausting journey that's typically taken on foot. Think of it as a more intense version of hiking. When you're trekking, you're usually covering a lot of ground in a day or it can involve several days or even weeks. It's an activity that's often associated with exploring remote areas in hilly or forest region and getting in touch with nature. It requires good level of physical fitness, endurance and a calm mind. Yes, you not just need to be physically fit , but mentally fit too. Having sportsmanship spirit and humble attitude helps a lot during a trek. People with attitude issues generally end up having a bad experience on trek. During a group trek mostly there is no turning back if you give up in between, and you may get lost in the forest if you exit the group. So, its important for you to check your physical ability to climb mountains before you sign up for a Trek.
Finally, we come to Picnic. Now, this one is a bit different from the others. While trekking, hiking, and touring are all about physical activity and exploration, picnicking is all about relaxation and enjoying the outdoors. It's a chance to pack a basket full of snacks and drinks, grab a blanket, and find a nice spot in the park and relax
So, what's the difference between trekking and picnicking? Well, while both activities involve being outdoors, trekking is much more physically demanding and requires a lot more preparation. Trekking involves a lot of planning, packing, and endurance, whereas picnicking is more of a spur-of-the-moment activity that can be done on a whim.
A tour typically involves traveling to different destinations and taking in the sights and sounds of the area. This can be done on foot, but it can also involve other modes of transportation, like bikes or cars. It's a great way to explore a new area and get a taste of the local culture.
But hey, no matter which activity you choose, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the great outdoors. And if you're like me, you might want to bring some extra snacks on your trek or hike - because let's face it, everything tastes better when you're outside!
And one final question...
Ah! I love the answer to this question. Mischief Trek (that's obviously us) is one of the most loved and respected trekking group in Mumbai that has earned the reputation by several years of hard work and skillset. Thousands of participants who have been on treks with us have witnessed our unique and friendly approach that elevates entire experience to a different level. (Honest Disclaimer: The author of this article is biased and in love with Mischief Treks)
Author : Jahnvi Mehta
Published : August 10, 2023
Updated : August 15, 2023
Copyright: Mischief Treks
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