Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. But even the most impromptu and carefree trip needs a proper planning if you do not want to end up broke or end up with an ailment after the trip. So, here we shall discuss on how you can spend less on an adventure and get the most on the trips. .
We need to break it down into two parts. First is the planning phase where you look for the best options, make all the bookings, buy important equipment, etc. The second phase is when you actually go on the trip.
Most of your budget is already set depending on the way you plan. So, let us talk about that first. There are a number of players in the market who offer services in the sector. Some charge extremely high cost, some take moderate money, and others are cheap.
Obviously, while choosing the service provider, you also have to keep in mind other factors like reliability, level of safety, expertise, etc. So, what do you do in such a situation?
The best way is to pull some strings and dig up the contact numbers of some local operators in that area. There are high chances that the local operators will charge much lesser than what a known company would demand.
Also, let go of the luxury and travel like a pro. There’s so much that you can save on commute and accommodation by choosing less fancy options. It will be a bit of a struggle but definitely worth it.
Travel and stay
Wherever you go on a trip, you always have two clear options. You can either choose luxury or budget travel. The good thing about budget travel is that it also helps in reducing the carbon footprint.
If you are not expecting luxury tents, food, and toilet facilities at higher altitude, and choose not to munch upon your favourite snacks or eat a plate of Maggi, it will definitely keep the mountains plastic free.
More importantly, you will be able to enjoy the adventure in its raw are pure form. Choosing to travel in local transport and staying in small guest-houses or home-stays will help you save big.
And if you save on one trip, you can plan the next one much sooner!
So fellow adventure enthusiast, I am done with my list of suggestions. I hope it helps you in planning your next ‘big adventure’ soon. Wish you the best for it.
Buying the equipment
If you are going to undertake an adventurous journey for the first time, then you probably have to buy all the equipment. For this, there are many options in the market. Let’s zip through some of the guidelines.
- There is no limit to how much you can spend but there is also no limit to how much you can actually save.
- As a trekker, you need a rucksack, a pair of shoes, trekking pants, a couple of jackets, headlamp, sleeping bag, and a sleeping mattress.
- If you are travelling with a company, you will most probably be provided with a sleeping bag and mattress so don’t worry about it.
- The most important is that you buy a good rucksack or backpack and a pair of shoes. You can visit Decathlon store and buy both these things under Rs 5,000 to 6,000.
- If you want to save more then opt for online shopping and see if you can get heavy discounts on any of the good backpacks. Chances are that you probably will!
- Even better, if you think that you will not be planning an adventure trip too often then you can rent these products from retailers or popular websites.
- For trekking pants, jackets and warm layers, if you are not brand conscious then visit a flea market and buy cheap but good quality products. But buy everything you need to keep yourself warm.
I will tell you more about the products you can buy in detail in another article. If you like this article, share it with your friends.