Before you begin you must know your fitness levels. As trekking involves walking for 3-4 hours at times on an incline .
- Checkup with a doctor
If you are above 35 years get your self checked by your family doctor ie blood pressues,knee ,cardio (threadmill/ecg) . Most people do not but it is advisable.
2. Start with easy level
Easy trek Fitness If you can walk for 1-2 hours and do not get tired ,can walk up to 6th Floor in the building without any pain and breathing problems.
Medium Grade Trek Fitness If you can walk for 3-4 hours , can run for 30-1 hr on the threadmill with a slow constant pace with breaks ,And do 2-3 times stair in the building till 6th floor.
Hard Grade Fitness Have no knee problem ,can do regular weekly treks, have done basic rock climbing course .
3. Clothes and shoes
There are trekkers in the sahyadris who trek with sandles ,slippers etc. But if you are a city person get a good pair of shows like action trekking shoes 849-1200 rs, crt trekking shoe 1400 rs You can also go for quecha trekking shoes or any good sports shoe with a good drip .this is very important in the rainy season.
action trekking shoes
Campus (by Action) Men’s T941 Synthetic Sport Shoes
₹ 949.00 – ₹ 1,045.00
Add-Gear CTR Trekking Shoes
₹ 1,199.00 – ₹ 1,399.00
Clothes for trekking
Cotton Tshit and track pants are the basic. Or costlier dri fit t shirts and full sleeve tshirts and a cotton tshirt over them . This will help protect against thorns and other insects on the way up to the fort.
Trekking Gear Shops
If you still have doubts on what to buy . visit the Trekking Gear Shops in Mumbai like MSA borivali, Add Adventure Navi mumbai who are run by trekkers with many years experience.