Trekking is one of the most life-changing activities known to mankind. And much like yoga trekking works on the practice of the body and the mind in intensive ways. Trekking is an activity that has gathered more and more enthusiasts each year. And for those who don’t connect with trekking in anyway and don’t find a reason what healing lies in discovering newer places, here’s a little reasoning to reach their conscious.
Trekking is an activity that is as old as mankind. By trekking and travelling the entire planet, civilizations stopped on their land and build a long lived settlement and an ancestral trail of the people that inhabit the earth this present day. The trekking scene in the modern day is much advanced in terms of shelter and food options. And commercialized destinations make trekking an easy feat.
So, ever since its origin, trekking and travelling is inherent to human nature. By trekking, we are distracting and helping the people re-connect with nature as their care-taker and the most powerful force on earth.
Did you know that about 70% of the entire Himalayan mountain ranges are hosted by the country of Nepal? Trekking tours in Nepal serve about 70000+ trekking enthusiasts each year. Trekking tours in Nepal offers a huge number of trails for all kinds of trekking enthusiasts, with age and physical fitness no bar. Some of the best tours to go for trekking in Nepal are the Langtang trekking tours and the Annapurna circuit trekking.
So when you are on a brand new experience on a trekking expedition, how must you manage your diet in the most efficient way?
- Pack healthy and ready to eat food items that can easily be carried :
While packing your bag pack, make sure that you do not pack unnecessary items like too many bottles of water, or too many chips and not many fruits etc. make sure to pack dry fruits such as cashews, pistachios, almonds, raisins, dried cranberries and other berries, dried kiwi and walnuts; these are an amazing source of instant nutrition and a sense of a fuller tummy. So even if you are not eating heavy food, you are still light and flexible for a good trekking ahead of you, but also not hungry.
Eat these dry fruits when you are stopping for a break and want to munch on something as the climb has emptied your stomach.
- Have good amounts of breakfast (the meal to start the day):
When you eat your breakfast make it a breakfast that is protein, vitamins and energy packed, such as eggs, a glass of milk and 3-4 slices of carbohydrates in the form of bread; you can also indulge in some form of meat in the morning but don’t make it an excessive dose. What you can do is, carry along cured meats, hard cheeses in a zip-locked packing. You can look forward towards a source of energy when you are extremely exhausted on the way during an exhaustion break.
- Carry a bottle of water, a few extra bottles but don’t overdo the bottles of water:
When you are trekking on areas where there are rural in nature, you may need to carry a few fresh water bottles for the initial few miles. After the water is finished, don’t fret, in mountainous areas, chances are you will find a natural spring water to drink and fill the bottles.
- Make sure you eat a healthy dinner that helps your body heal:
At night time you must remember to
1. Get as much sleep as you can
2. Eat a nourishing dinner
Eating a healthy dinner helps your body parts heal and replenish your lost energy and strength. Taking a rejuvenating sleep is equally essential, sleep is what helps you rejuvenate and ready for the next morning hike. It helps in re-vigor your train of thoughts and your mind working.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages and keep your hydration game strong:
Alcoholic beverages suck the water out of your system, this leads to extreme cases of dehydration and people fainting. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages during the day. It makes your body misbalanced and bad sense of taking decisions. Instead keep yourself hydrated. You would lose a lot of sweat while trekking, and water is what helps maintain the level of water in the body to stay hydrated. Take small sips of water when feeling exhausted or dizzy.
These few tips will go a long way to keep your trekking in the right pace. Management of the diet goes a long way when it comes to the correct function of one’s body and mind during trekking expeditions.