How to Organize a Backpacking Trip

Last Updated on August 28, 2018

How to Organize a Backpacking Trip

While backpacking trips do not require as much luggage, this should be first and foremost useful and lightweight. Carrying our belongings behind our backs, we only have to select what is strictly necessary, some essential complements and, above all.

Plan well our route, risk, investigate and socialize in order to make a complete trip, because knowing how to  plan a backpacking trip   can be lead to one of the best traveling experiences of our life.


A backpacking trip can be done in many ways: from a route through the mountains to camping or a crossing through a country, among others. In any case, the first thing we must do is plan our trip well , grab a guide and set the points of interest based on the duration of the trip.

Without wanting to cover too many stops, because a certain point can accommodate other entertainment and any Adversity such as weather or transportation can delay our trip and exert a domino effect on the rest of it.

Accompanying us with maps or offline information of any of the many tourist apps are essential to complement our trip.

Documentation and preparation

Once we have planned our route, it will be best to manage the visas and vaccines required in certain territories, ensure the way to distribute our money if we find ourselves in more remote areas or find the necessary means of transport (at least those that we will use during the first stage).

We never know if certain sections can only be traveled by car or if the train can be a cheaper way. A physical preparation about two weeks before the trip will do us no harm to adapt better to those long journeys walking. Also with the food.

Basic luggage

A backpacking trip requires certain basic elements but never overloads. It would surprise the limited amount of necessary belongings in a trip of this type, although comfortable clothes, medicines or vitamins, guide, lantern, protector or the documentation play an important role.

So replace electronic devices with a mobile phone, do not overdo it with unnecessary gear and try to carry the most basic and light load possible in your traveler’s backpack.

Try to introduce basic items such as wallets or bills in an outside pocket or in a complimentary backpack (not fabric) to avoid having to constantly rummage in our luggage for a minimum of one month.


Being accompanied by someone who has already made a backpacking trip is always a point in favor, as you can always help us or advise us better from the point of experience. Or equally to travel with someone else.

Being two people the right number to make a trip of this type facilitate decisions or complicity. Connecting with locals or other backpackers throughout our journey will allow us to meet new places, attend tips or simply share this enriching experience.


The food we eat in this type of trips plays a predominant role, not to mention the water we will constantly need to hydrate. Accompanying the route with snacks such as peanuts or raisins will give us more energy, while meals should have consistency and great caloric intake.

If we go camping, the best foods will be easy to prepare and well preserved as packaged meats or cans that boil over the fire. A strong breakfast, many nuts and comforting dinners, like hot soups,  are basic.

Organizing a backpacking trip requires, first of all, a comfortable and lightweight planning and luggage, appropriate to the appropriate backpack, the bases to ensure a pleasant journey, without bad surprises or back pain or stress.

Once we have these two points prepared, it will be best to let go, allowing yourself to intermingle with the environment, and know, because this type of trips is usually the most enjoyable, an adventure in every way.


You May Also Like to Read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *