Hiking & Trekking
Hiking is a long distance walk along a specific trail, most commonly across country. Some hikes can be challenging and last for days including camping, but others can be a long day walk at a steady pace.
Trekking is an outdoor recreational activity of hiking or walking for more than a day. It can be a short or an extended journey, and may or may not involve camping outdoors.
The organic rhythm of foot travel is a wonderful way to explore and make meaningful contact with the country and its friendly people.
The main difference between the two is that hiking is mainly a leisure activity which is done by walking on well-made trails and man-made roads. However, trekking is more rigorous, and a more challenging activity. It tests one’s physical ability, endurance, and even their mental or psychological capacity.
Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can: Lower your risk of heart disease. Boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise. Build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs.
One of the major benefits of trekking is that it leads to the whole body workout that helps in improving the health significantly. During trekking, our body is constantly on the move due to which the muscles get stretched, like when a trekker tries to cross a lake or climb a mountain.