Hikepackers is a young and vibrant group of travelers that is passionate about hiking, trekking, and backpacking. We want to make the outdoors accessible to everyone. To do this, we provide information about affordable quality gear for hikers, trekkers, and backpackers as well as organize exciting events such as treks and hikes in nature.
Hiking is a type of activity in which participants walk, run, climb and/or cycle on natural trails, often in the countryside. Hiking is often done for exercise and to appreciate nature, but may also be done as a way to get from one place to another. Hiking generally refers to outside activities over long distances, rather than shorter walks, and is often a means of accessing secluded areas such as mountains or wilderness. In the United States, the term hiking is most commonly used, while walking is more often used elsewhere. It is sometimes referred to as such in the UK, along with rambling.
Trekking entails going a long distance on foot in remote areas without access to vehicles. There have been many days of walking involved. Trekking routes are often less traveled than hiking routes. You will be in remote and mountainous regions that are challenging. Trails are typically longer and tougher than hikes. An adventure trek generally has a different start and endpoint than a hiking tour. Depending on the distance traveled, you may travel between five and twenty-five kilometers. To go trekking, you need to plan and prepare more. You must carry more equipment.
Backpacking is the outdoor recreation of carrying gear on one’s back while hiking for more than a day. Depending on the length of the trip, backpacking equipment typically weighs between 12.5 kg (27 lb) and 25 kg (55 lb). Backpacking offers an increased level of solitude than other forms of hiking and camping due to the minimal impact on the environment and other hikers, allowing for a deeper connection to nature. Those who enjoy backpacking may have more physically demanding trips, often hiking long distances after the initial investment in required gear.
Hikepackers Projects 2023
Manaslu Circuit Trek, Nepal
The Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is one of the most exciting and rewarding treks in the world, where you’ll be able to see mountains, villages, and wildlife in their natural state. Not only that, but it’s also relatively safe to do so – no need to worry about getting kidnapped or abused like in other parts of the world. If you’re interested in trekking to Manaslu Circuit, read this ultimate travel hacking guide to Manaslu Circuit Trek before you start planning your trip!
Machu Picchu, Peru
If you’re planning to trek Machu Pichu in the near future, then you know it’s one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. It’s also one of the most popular treks, with over 3,000 people visiting Machu Picchu via this trail every day of the year and hundreds attempting it every day of the week. Since you want to make sure your trek goes smoothly, here’s the ultimate travel hacking guide to trekking to Machu Picchu from start to finish.
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Essentials Hiking Gears
Without hiking gears, we cannot plan our hiking trip. When we talk about the essential hiking gear, it always depends on your hiking trip, location, etc. You don’t need the same hiking gear while you hike in Mountain in Alaska or in the most western countries of Europe, Portugal. I mean to say, when you hike in Alaska, you might need a Gore-Tex Extended heavy Jacket while a light-weight normal wind-cheater is good enough for hiking in Portugal. So, here I am going to mention 9 essential hiking gear which can be used in a day hike trip to multi-day distance hiking tours. A mountain trail of Alaska to a Backpacking Trekking Trip to Annapurna Base Camp.