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What to pack for hiking trip in Southeast Asia

Once having a chance to visit Southeast Asia, you should not miss its gorgeously great outdoor trails. Do not let a lack of vital equipment ruin your hiking trip! Some things are best obtained before you set out on your trip although there are many essentials that you can easily buy as you travel around Asia. Visit Asia with tours Indochina

Break in your footwear in advance

Timberland Euro Hiker

Timberland Euro Hiker-source: Internet

Buy your footwear before you leave and break them in before you arrive, to ensure maximum comfort on the trail. That leads you to the next problem on choosing between boots and sandals. Although being a wonderful relief on the sweltering hot trails, sandals provide little protection in snake-infested regions.

You can get a Keen Newport sandals toebox that provides added protection to your feet without compromising comfort. Go with boots like the Timberland Euro Hiker if you are wary of snakes in the grass. Travel to Cambodia

Get a large size mosquito net

Guy packing

Guy packing-source: Internet

Try sleeping with your arms outside the net once and see how that feels and too large is better than too small! Of course, a net that allows you to toss and turn without the fear of letting those nasty critters in will be what you need. And as deadly diseases like dengue fever are endemic in Southeast Asia, and spread by swarms of mosquitoes, do not even think about going without a mosquito net.

Trust your buddies, not the water


SteriPEN-source: Internet

Do not drink the water that you do not know where it is coming from. It is such a commonplace purchase in urban convenience stores in Southeast Asia, do not forget to buy bottled water before the hike. Of course, safe water is more difficult to come by on the trails. And carrying heavy loads of water loses its appeal really fast!

The SteriPEN, which is a battery-powered ultraviolet light pen that sterilizes water, is popularly chosen by many travelers to purge their water of critters. All you need to do is activate it, stir it with the water and stop when the light turns off. It doesn’t come with any consumables save the battery nor does it change the way pills do and the taste of the water.

Stock your first-aid kit well 

First-aid kit

First-aid kit-source: Internet

A specialized kit is what Southeast Asia’s outdoors calls for. Sunscreen, liquid hand sanitizer, mosquito repellent, anti-malaria tablet, antibiotic ointment, anti-diarrhea tablet and ibuprofen or some other analgesic are a short list of must-have items to include in your first aid kit. Get a first aid kit to keep all your mediums in – the Adventure Medical Ultralight 0.9, which weighs only nine ounces but packs enough for a group of four, is a good one.

 Waterproofing is your friend and moisture is your enemy

Travel gear

Travel gear-source: Internet

Southeast Asia can be ridiculously wet even at the best of times, and your gear may suffer for it. The humidity may still put your electronics on the fritz if the rain is not turning your baggage into a soggy mess. No ordinary backpack but several watertight, zip-locked bags may do the trick of keeping your stuff safe from moisture.

Best hiking route in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has to offer multiple options for short, easy day hikes as well as multi-day treks. When going trekking in Southeast Asia, you will wander through tropical rainforests and admire these gorgeous views of rice fields.

Laos: Luang Prabang

Besides kayaking, rock climbing and river tubing on the list, why don’t you add one more interesting outdoor activity on your itinerary Laos? Let’s visit Luang Prabang and have a hiking tour here as an amazing chance to discover the surroundings and get a closer insight into the daily lives of the Khmu hill tribe people. With splendid turquoise waters and feet nibbling fish, the Kouang Si Waterfalls are well worth your time.

Vietnam: Sapa


Fasipan-source: Internet

Trekking through the beautiful region of Sapa, you should not miss visit the weekly mountain markets or experience a homestay with the Red Dao and Black H’mong people who cultivate rice terraces and paddy fields. Embarking on a two-day climb, then you can visit the highest mountain – Fansipan, which offers extraordinary views of the Sapa valley.

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