Hiking and Trekking
Hiking is the preferred term used for a long, vigorous walk usually on footpaths. It is an outdoor activity of walking in beautiful natural environment on well made trails and man made roads. It is mainly a leisure activity and light adventure which is defferent from trekking and all people of all age group can enjoy this without any extra exertion and tough physical effort.
We've often heard the terms hiking and trekking used interchangeably. We all know they're both outdoor recreational activities. But are they really the same?
Hiking is an outdoor activity of walking in beautiful natural environments on pre-charted paths called hiking trails. There are day hikes and overnight hikes.
Trekking is a long journey be undertaken on foot in areas where there are usually no means of transport available. Trekking is not necessarily mountaineering; it is walking for a number of days, usually on uncharted paths, in challenging environments which are likely to be hilly or mountainous.