Trekking is one of the most adventurous activities to indulge in if you are a nature lover and fitness freak. If you are looking for some adventure from the hectic life of the city, there are several nature places near Bangalore where trekking is a great option.

However, this is not just a quick getaway. Trekking requires training and practice, basically good physical health. A trek can leave you with sore calves, aching quads, blisters and more. Don’t get discouraged; the pristine views from the trek and natural beauty are all worth the work. Nandi hills is one of the most popular trekking places around Bangalore. You can choose to stay in one of the many resorts in Nandi hills while taking a trek there. To make your trek more joyous, here are some simple tricks and tips that will help you prep for it:

  1. Start training now

Waste no time. The moment you decide to take the trek, start training. Training for the trek is as simple as starting to walk. Walk everywhere and skip your vehicle. Strengthen your calve muscles and quads and you are already almost ready to brave the trek.

  1. Mix up your terrain

While walking is the basic of training, don’t forget that your trekking trail is not a plain route. There are going to be downhills, uphills, mud, grass and a lot more challenges that you might face. Mix up your training terrain and be prepared to face them all.

  1. Train with weights/backpack

Keep in mind that you will be carrying all that you need with you on your back. A list of certain essentials need to be carried along at all times, such as water bottle, sunscreen, camera, medications, etc. Challenge yourself with a weighed backpack and train away. This will make the actual trek, a cakewalk, allowing you to enjoy the scenery.

  1. Train in all sorts of weather

It is unlikely that you are going to experience a pleasant weather all through your trek. Prepare yourself better by training in all sorts of weather conditions. Be it sunny, rain, windy or chills. It not only prepares your body to fight any weather condition, but also helps you brave the slippery slopes comfortably.

  1. Invest in a good pair of shoes

Trust us, this is one of the most important tips. While your training depends on your physical state of body, there are some that are not in your hands. Your feet are going to be on the run throughout and you need to keep them as comfortable as possible. Invest in a pair of good quality and water resisting hiking shoes that will give your feet good ventilation and enough support. Remember that your feet needs to get used to the shoes as well, so it is not enough if you wear the just during the trek. Practice with them when you are training, taking a walk and everywhere else for a few days before the trek. This will also help you avoid blisters, broken toenails and other feet issues. Along with your shoes, don’t forget to pick up good pair of socks as well. Nylon and woolen socks are most preferred, as they will help keep your feet dry and comfortable.

  1. Fuel Up!

Most importantly, your state of mind and body plays a crucial role during treks. Fuel your body with the right foods and keep yourself hydrated. Building up your immune system way in advance of the trek can help you breeze through it without any complications. Keep the fluids going in and fuelling you up every now and then.

These simple tips can make your trekking expedition a comfortable and memorable one, without much to worry about. Moreover, it also allows you to enjoy the surroundings and dwell in tranquility, instead of worrying about other things.