Useful Ha Giang Trekking Tips and Tricks

Ha Giang’s legendary landscape is truly stunning, flanked by the Lo and Mein Rivers, shadowed by the peaks of Tay Con Linh and Kien Lieu Thi, and intricately detailed with springs, valleys, forests, waterfalls and distinct limestone formations which comprise one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems with thousands of species of herb, bamboo, and other vegetation as well as several species of fauna – an irresistible lure for eco-trekkers and nature lovers alike. The only one way to discover these charming beauty is grab your bag and be there. Understand the underlying difficulties on that way, Vietnam Typical Tours is always willing to share with you all the necessary tips and tricks which partly make your journey become more wonderful.

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Sufficient Hydration Supply

Everyone is different, and is also depends on the temperature and level of exertion… but a general guideline is 4 to 6 ounces every 20 minutes or so. Better to sip a little frequently than a lot every few hours (this is where a hydration bladder comes in handy). Headaches, dizziness, or difficulty concentrating can signal dehydration while anxiety, a weak or rapid pulse, and clammy or hot, dry skin point to serious dehydration. The two most common ways of carrying water on a hike are with water bottles (plastic or metal) or a water bladder inside a backpack. The pack can be dedicated to the bladder with just a little room for day hike gear, or a regular backpack with a pocket to place a reservoir. Water bottles can be carried inside a pack, on outside pockets or in a dedicated waist belt pack. Store your clean, dry, water bladder in the freezer to prevent mold and funk. Fold it in half, and keep the cap open. When ready to fill it, let it thaw a few minutes so it becomes flexible again. Fill your water bladder halfway (or more) with ice cubes to keep the water cool. Can fill the night before and chill as well.

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Happy Feet Protection

It’s advisable to swap out shoes at the start and end of your hike. Drive to the trail head in something comfy like Merrell’s Mocs or sandals, change into boots, then at the end of the hike change back into the comfy shoes. Put on a fresh pair of socks as well. Moreover, rejuvenate your feet by removing boots at a lunch or snack break; let them cool down a bit. A few seconds of foot massage also works wonders. Don’t forget to elevate your feet/legs up when you take a break, prop on a rock or log, or cross one ankle over the other knee when laying on your back… anything to get the feet/lower leg up a bit. On long hikes, try soaking your feet in a clean stream or lake for a few minutes to reduce heat and swelling.

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Pains and Aches Management
First of all, Trekkers should stretch muscles: do some light stretching after a few minutes of hiking, at your breaks, and when you are done. Improves your hike AND your recovery the next day. Next, add dried blueberries or tart cherries to your trail mix. They both reduce inflammation, which is a major cause of joint pain. They’re tasty and your knees will thank you.Considering using trekking poles to reduce the impact on your knees is also needed. Milk can be a good food for muscle-recovery. In our opinion, this also means that after-hike ice cream is also a good solution. Once home we might make an ice-coffee with milk and a packet of Starbucks Via, or whip up a banana smoothie – blend a ripe frozen banana with milk, a generous dollop of peanut butter and squirt of Hershey’s syrup. So, You grab enough tips, let be in Vietnam, Vietnam Typical Tours and our wonderful destinations can’t wait to see you.