5 Considerations When Planning a Trek

The amount of planning for a successful trek is astounding, and the considerations that go into trekking safely and enjoyably are enough to stop you in your tracks—especially if you’ve never trekked before. To get you started, here are some things to think about:

Safety: Are You In Good Hands?

Trekking can mean testing yourself against the elements, elevation, and physical demands—usually in very remote places. GeoEx is deeply invested in safety, sending our carefully planned treks out with experienced leaders, satellite phones, Gamaw bags, and oxygen. We also include membership to Global Rescue (with an EMT on call 24/7) and emergency evacuation insurance.

Difficulty: What’s Your Level?

For your enjoyment and safety, it’s critical to select a trek that aligns with your level of fitness and experience. GeoEx offers exceptional options for a wide-range of travelers, from day hikers who are ready for more and folks who’ve already bagged countless peaks. We’ll help find the right adventure for you. 

Comfort: What’s Your Style?

Accommodations on trek range from dome-style backpacking tents to comfortable lodges, complete with real beds and hot showers. Even the most rustic of GeoEx expeditions are surprisingly deluxe. For all treks, we provide inspiring food options, camp chairs, dining tents, private toilets, and unexpected touches, such as a warm water for washing.

Support: Want to Lighten Your Load?

On GeoEx treks, we take the weight off your shoulders so you can focus on the hiking and scenery. Depending on the region, backpacks and camp gear are transported by yaks, mules, horses, llamas, or Baactrian camels. In Nepal we employ highly reliable porters. All you need to carry is your day pack with essentials—plus your camera.

Timing: When to Go?

You know that planning your trek for the right time of year is key, but what month marks the start of fall in Peru, and when are the key festivals in Bhutan? Our experts are delighted to explain the optimal time for each destination, trek, and interest: there’s something for every season.