What is the basic difference between hiking, trekking and mountaineering?

How are trekking, hiking and mountaineering different from each other? I have personally done all three of them but till date haven’t been able to make out the basic difference between three of them. Anyone?



2 answers on “What is the basic difference between hiking, trekking and mountaineering?”

  1. Abhishek says:

    Hi Rahul,

    The Basic Difference Between Hiking, Trekking And Mountaineering –

    Hiking:- Hiking is mainly a leisure activity which is done by walking on well-made trails and man-made roads.

    Trekking:- Trekking is more rigorous, and a more challenging activity. It tests one’s physical ability, endurance, and even their mental or psychological capacity.

    Mountaineering:- Mountaineering is a hike that usually leads to a summit of a mountain, and requires some basic climbing techniques and of course, the use of climbing gear for safety purposes. Also, the trails in mountaineering are often more challenging than the ones done on a regular hike.

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  2. Nimita says:

    Hi Rahul,

    Let us define the terms:

    Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of walking, hiking, backpacking and climbing mountains or Rocks.

    Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails.

    Trekking is a combination of hiking and walking activity in which people take multi-days trips in rural, un development area. In another words, Trekking is making a journey/trip on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas often for multiple days and along lovely mountains villages and enjoying nature.


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