Ever thought of going on a backpacking trip, be sure to know it exist in various types. Yes! There are indeed various types of backpacking trips.Every of this type of backpacking trips has it own type of challenges and unique experience. Let’s take a quick look at the various types and help you decide on what type of backpacking trip your next journey would be..

DAY HIKING

For a beginner day hiking is the perfect way to start, day hiking is one of the few ways to start building up your trail skills. But one precaution to take on this trip is to be geared up to take proper care of yourself outdoors overnight even if it is a daylight trip.

OVERNIGHT HIKING

As this is not a type of trip to be taken by a beginner. It is a hiking type that involve staying overnight in an hiking destination rather than going home. Even for an experienced backpacker, proper planning has to be made before venturing on the trip. There must be commitment to safety and comfort. If you are just starting to get acclimatized with overnight hiking, base camping is the best for a start. Base campers set up base to return back to, base camping help in preventing the carrying of so many gears at once.

FITNESS HIKING

Hiking can be tedious, and there is also a lot of muscular contractions involved in the process. Hiker as often even considered as endurance athletes because of the rigor encountered on the road. So people venture into backpacking to lose weight or as an alternative to hitting the gym. When hiking for this purpose you should ensure regularity.

THRU-HIKING

Thru-hikers are backpackers with a particular goal, they are backpackers that are attempting    to complete an entire trail, end to end, in a 12 month period. Thru-hiking is also called end to   end hiking, and is a backpacking that is associated with longer trails such as the Pacific Crest           Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. Thru-hiking is very involved and            requires much more planning, especially when it comes to restocking your supplies along the way nearby towns, overcrowded or full on the southern end of the Trail. ATC encourages hikers to consider alternative starting dates and locations to help alleviate the impacts of so many hikers concentrated in certain areas of the Trail.

NIGHT HIKING

This is a type of backpacking trip that is done in the night. It can be scary, it is certainly not for everyone to practice, but it is an incredibly great skill to develop.

So the next time you’re going on a hike make sure you identify the type of hike you’re going for and make adequate preparation required for the particular trip.