At the very onset your itinerary will depend on where you plan to take your trip. Should you plan to take it in a First World or Western country, you can expect that there will be a lot of services that will cater to backpackers. This is of course a lot different if you backpack in more underdeveloped countries, and ones in Asia also, wherein not so much support exists in terms of budget hotels, hiking trails, hiking and backpacking routes, or even campsites. This kind of support which is of course taken for granted in Western countries.
Regardless of the lesser developed status of most places, these are the most attractive places for people to go to. This is because it gives him a sense of adventure and thrill. The idea also of going to a place or places where very few people venture is also very thrilling.
Travelling with someone when going to less travelled countries or regions is very much advisable. Not only will you have company but you will feel safer as well. For a better feeling of security, ask someone who is familiar with the areas you plant to visit to go with you.
Always acquaint yourself with news on the area or region you are heading to. Make sure that it is safe and does not have crime or peach and order problems. You can get much of the details and information you need by reading the local newspapers.
Once you do get to your intended target region or destination, make a few local friends. These local friends can in fact serve as tour guides for you and can show you things that are not generally known or shared. It is always wise to make friends on your journeys. In fact making friends is probably half the journey itself when you backpack.
It I always wise that you have plenty of drinking water that is clean wherever you go. This is because drinking water that is clean may be hard to get in some places. Also try to locate the nearest hospitals and police stations while travelling so you know exactly where you should go to in the event of an incident or accident. It pays to be always prepared for the unexpected.
And of course, lower your expectations when going to hike in places unknown. Many people do not get good trips not because they are in a backward or far flung place, but it is because they have already carried over some mental preconceptions. It is best to leave all your prejudices behind and enjoy the trip for what it is, a new and exciting one.
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