We love to quote Beatles when we say that we don’t care too much for money ’cause money can’t buy us love. But it can buy us tickets to different places and that’s not too bad. However, good news is, even that isn’t as expensive as we think it is with different budget travel options these days. So all broke adventurers, it’s high time you start packing those backpacks too.
Do your brain and body a favour! Do Budget Trekking this Winter.
When we go close to nature, we do our overstressed brain a massive favour. A once in a while getaway is important. Our city brain becomes a wilderness of its own until we visit real wilderness to find clarity.
While you’re doing your brain and body a favour, let it also be a favour to your pocket. Here are a few tips to do budget trekking this season.
Invest in Trekking Apparel
This might sound counterintuitive but in the long run, it does add to your budget trekking plans. A one-time investment in proper gear keeps you comfortable during your trek while securing many more future treks.
Literally, every place in the world is better and cheaper during offseason. We all like to avoid long queues, hiked prices and crowded places.
Explore Camping Options
Carrying a Tent and a Sleeping Bag can really increase travel conveniences. Most Campsites are free and definitely cheaper than roofed accommodation. You’re out there just looking for experience and a few days under the stars can be quite overwhelming. Home, after all, is where you pitch it.
Hitchhiking is basically free travelling where you take lifts from passing vehicles. I cannot write you the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but I am trying to wrap my head around this fantastic concept. Although it’s still a developing concept in India, it’s quite popular in many parts of the world. In India, the hitchhiking community is growing with the rise of the car-owning middle class which means that hitchhiking from cities to popular sites is increasingly simple.
Sometimes it’s nice to go back to the scratch. Survival is a basic human instinct so building a fire and cooking your own food for at least a whole day shouldn’t be much of a problem. Even if it is, it’s something worth experiencing. Morning tea, with porridge. Potatoes and veggies for lunch and noodles for dinner! While you’re at it read “To build a fire” by Jack London, it’s pretty intense. Carrying basic hiking cooking gear like plastic cups, bowls and aluminum cooksets could help.