The Everest Base Camp comes to mind as one of the treks that most hikers often aspire to. The thought of seeing Mount Everest in person up close is almost too much to exist. Why is “trekking” different from “hiking”? The word trekking implies a greater distance with more logistics in a place that is far away from your home land. Treks are usually of multi day duration usually 7 to 10 days in length. Because of the distance, the use of pack animals such as lamas or mules might be needed to carry supplies.

In some countries such as Nepal and Africa, the use of porters is acceptable. The trekking business that involves trekking companies with guides and porters and other support staff such as bus drivers and quarter masters becomes an important part of some foreign economies. I was surprised that even in the Alps the tradition of … Read the rest