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Using trekking poles while hiking and/or trekking can be an extremely useful and effective item to use during your trip. A trekking pole is basically an advance form of a hiking stick. They are made from aluminium, so they are lightweight and collapsible, which makes for easy storage. A trekking pole is available for purchase at most outdoor activity shops, and are well worth every penny as the trekking pole can benefit you in several ways during your trekking, especially when you know how to use them properly.
Although some people may consider the trekking pole as nothing more than a fancy accessory for hikers, it is actually an extremely important tool to have. If you find trekking or hiking to be difficult and hard on your knees or back, but are not willing to stop because it is an activity that you love, then the trekking pole is the solution for your problem. When using a trekking pole you reduce the weight on your back and your legs by at least nine pounds, and if you apply more pressure on the pole it will reduce the weight from your legs and back by at least fifteen pounds. Relieving the weight from your back and legs can make an extreme difference especially if you are carrying a backpack that weights over thirty pounds and you are trekking or hiking for miles.
Using two trekking poles may prove more effective as you will gain more stability while trekking or hiking. Prior to using the trekking poles, you will want to ensure that they are adjusted to the proper height for you. It is advised by some manufacturers that the height of the pole be adjusted to the terrain, however that may prove to be unnecessary and time consuming. It is best if the pole is adjusted to fit you, not the terrain. You will also want to ensure that the wrist straps are properly placed around your wrists for maximum efficiency. While using the trekking poles with the wrist straps, you will want to apply pressure on your wrist, do not grip the pole with your hands to apply pressure, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the poles.
Trekking poles are extremely effective and should be a necessity for every trekking trip you take. The use of trekking poles during your trekking will make such a noticeable difference the first time you use it. It will reduce the stress on your back, legs, knees and feet. It will increase your speed whether you are going up or down a hill; it reduces fatigue, provides stability, and will allow you to travel longer distances. A trekking pole comes highly recommended by avid hikers and trekkers, and when you use one for the first time, you will know why.
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Tibet Travel Agency TCTS Upgrades Ganden to Samye Monastery Trek - PR Web (press release)
PR Web (press release)
Tibet Travel Agency TCTS Upgrades Ganden to Samye Monastery Trek
PR Web (press release)
The trek from Ganden to Samye monastery provides travelers with an opportunity to get in touch with Tibet's astounding landscapes while learning about Tibetan culture and history. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) has upgraded ...
Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it - The Guardian
Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it
Mountains along the northern border of Burma have recently become accessible for the first time in decades, while visa restrictions and unrest in Tibet have made travelling there more difficult. Trekking is also changing. Many assume walking in the ...
Tibet Travel Agency Helps Travelers Prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Tibet Travel Agency Helps Travelers Prepare for the Everest Base Camp Trek
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The Tibet trekking portion of the adventure begins at about 4400 m (14,000 ft) and ends at over 5000 m (close to 18000 ft). TCTS arranges for travelers to spend a few days acclimatizing before ascending to higher altitudes. While acclimatizing there ...
Bhutan: a trekking holiday adventure - The Guardian
Bhutan: a trekking holiday adventure
I found this slightly embarrassing but, as Rinzin said: "If it wasn't this, men would use their horses for smuggling from Tibet. The border is just a day's walk that way," and he gestured up at the grey-white peaks encircling the green farming valley ...
'No work on any expedition was below my dignity' - The Hindu
'No work on any expedition was below my dignity'
Certainly he doesn't recall giving any special attention to the eastward stretch of the Himalaya moving into Nepal, where on the edge of that country and Tibet towered the world's highest peak. Nanda Kot was the young man's first expedition. ... His ...