Trekking
Hiking
Trekking

Trekking is not the same thing as hiking.

I'm an avid hiker-- I got at least once a week if time and weather allows for it. I'm lucky to live in sunny, southern California, so the weather is almost always good for it.
I hear people use the word "trek" a lot in exchange for hiking. Trekking is actually a little bit different than hiking. I'll explain. Hiking is walking for an extended period of time in the wilderness. You need to carry supplies as a just in case, or if you plan on staying overnight somewhere; this then becomes backpacking.
There are hiking trails but they are often made by the people who came before you; people who traversed the woods or hills & made a path. Over time the path looks pretty well man-made.
Trekking, like hiking, is walking for periods of time, but more so on trails that have an exact infrastructure. You don't really need to bring supplies either, other than some water.
Because of the man-made infrastructure, there are plenty of stops and places to buy supplies and food when you're trekking. Trekking tends to be a bit more commercialized because of this. You're still in nature, but it's in a more "controlled" natural setting. Though, some treks are in pretty high altitudes.
Personally, I prefer to be in the wilderness a bit. It's my meditative time and space that is just for me. I don't need to have man-made stops along the way. But, to each there own :)
Backpacking
Backpacking
Stand still
Stand still
“Trekking tends to be a bit more commercialized.”
Hiking
Hiking
On a trek
On a trek
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