Trekking is one of the most sought-after adventure sport in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.One can go trekking through the nature trail from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban and enjoy the rare forest life, flora and fauna. There are other trekking routes also. Sometimes, trekking expeditions are only a day or two long. But on other occasions, trekking at Andaman and Nicobar islands can extend for weeks or even months.
Trekking in the Andaman Islands is rewarding, as most of the islands are covered with thick tropical rainforests, teeming with wildlife and rare and endemic plants, including about 2.200 plant and 270 bird species. Hiking on the Andamans is best to be done with a local guide, but you can also go camping on your own in the beaches on many of the islands. However, please note that over-night Camping at many of the uninhabited Islands is not allowed.
Trekking routes on the Andaman Islands are available with all the offices of Andaman Tourism. Tents are available locally on hire from October to May.
A trek is a long, adventurous journey undertaken on foot in areas where common means of transport are generally not available. Trekking should not be confused with mountaineering.
You can easily get hold of all sorts of trekking equipments from Andaman Teal House which rents out these equipments at a very affordable price. But the trekking gear should not be too heavy as it might cause atrocious fatigues as well as other severe injuries.
The major trekking equipments include food, water, stoves, hydration bags to carry water and many more useful and indispensable materials