Papikondalu Tour

Adventure trip – How to prepare for a trek

Papikondalu trekking is one of the popular activities among nature loving people looking for adventure. Papikondalu tour does not include trekking. People need to plan seperately for trekking, as it includes night stay or camping. We would like to provide a brief guidelines for making yourselves ready for Papi Hills trekking.

You get lot of questions in your mind once you decide to trek. How should I pack for a trek? What should I pack for a multi-day hike? What is too much? And what is too little? How am I going to carry it all? Which gear and trekking supplies should I buy in advance and which can I buy on the ground?

We are here to help you.

After receiving numerous emails, queries and comments asking about trekking gear and how to pack for treks, especially when the trek is incorporated into a longer trip, we decided to assemble our packing advice for treks, short and long.

Note: The following advice applies mainly to multi-day treks where your sleeping and eating arrangements are taking care of already (think guest houses, lodges, huts, tea houses, or home stays). If you are camping, then you’ll need to add food, camping, and cooking gear to everything below.

For every trek we’ve undertaken, there’s been ample opportunity to rent or buy gear to supplement our trekking kit. For example, it’s just not practical for us to carry around bulky waterproof pants in our backpacks when we only need them a tiny fraction of the time. Same goes for walking sticks and sleeping bags. Do your research and find out what is available on the ground and at what cost. When you land on the ground, shop around for the best price.

For a seven day trek we can carry:

1 pair of trekking pants: We use Genash Arts Travel Pants (his and hers) as our go-to trekking pants these last few years. We find the additional secure pockets useful on treks for keeping phones, money, tissues and other things handy.

Thermal underwear (top/bottom): I love my silk long johns as they are warm, comfy and take up almost no room at all.

3 short-sleeved t-shirts: Preferably quick-dry or regular cotton.
1 long-sleeved travel/trekking shirt (his and hers)

Paijama/sleeping pants: I find that cotton yoga pants work quite well.

Underwear: However many pairs that you’re comfortable with carrying. Recommended his and hers

3 pairs of socks: I love SmartWool hiking socks as my first pairs lasted me almost seven years of heavy usage. If you prefer a thinner sock check out their ultra-light line.