We feel to draft an article after our last trip on Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?  A general question that needs to be clearly answered after our last Manali Trekking Exploration

Hand on experience of Trekking Shoes or Boots – The Boot Tragedy.  

In during that trip, one of our co-traveler was wronged by a local shopkeeper to buy boots for trekking instead of trekking shoes. Because of which she suffered a lot during the whole trek. Her legs got swollen. Toes were in bad condition and some of us was covering her up.

The scenario she faced was major because of her shoes. Now, why? She was wearing a perfect boot – Hard sole, Leather made, with good grip over the foot and moreover a good price tag.

People generally misunderstand the concept of Trekking Shoes. The trekking shoes are made to be wear for a longer duration with vividness in the terrain to walk. They came with adequate grip towards the foot and floor. Specifically designed to provide you with support at ankle and toes. Also, to reduce the force of movement and absorbs somewhat of shocks.

She was so in pain that she even fixed cotton & bandages to support her feet inside the shoes, but that was not a permanent option. After that trip, we always suggest our guest have proper trekking shoes for multiday treks.

Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?
Trekking Shoes or Boots, What is the difference?

In India, we are privileged to have trekked for all seasons, which arises the query which one to be preferred – .

In our response, you must go for both treks. The experience will be absolutely different. Most people prefer summer treks because of Safe Environment and holidays also supports them. But, in the latest trends, people are now engaging themselves with winter treks also to experience the snow. 

In India, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are major landmarks for the winter treks. Chopta-Chandrasheela, Cheddar Trek [Frozen Lake Trek] and Kuari Pass Trek are some good treks of this time.

During Winter treks, one has less time to cover up the distance, more slippery slopes, views are gigantic but a lot of whiteness will be there. Summer Treks on other hand gives you lively views of greenry, forests, woods and allows you to travel with more daytime.

So, choosing a right trek is not that difficult. But we suggest, that you first go for a summer trek to be on safe side, then forward to a winter trek.

Also, to mention, winter treks generally require continuous physical check-up’s. So before planning a trip, you must be physically fit.

You can leave the queries to our comments section.

Which one is better "Summer Trekking or Winter Trekking"?
Which one is better “Summer Trekking or Winter Trekking”?