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Why Should You Trek The Himalayas

 

 

 

Have you ever wondered why people trek ?? I have mostly seen that those who trek, return to trek again... and again.. They keeping trekking till they can, and when they can't, they get restless to the core !! Some leave their jobs to just keep trekking. Some fight with their boss to gather holidays. If that's resolved, they still fight with their parents or loved ones to be there and trek to the mountains...

Its a madness, a deep affection and love. Its like going crazy ! Its perhaps very meaningful and necessary. If you have a friend who has atleast done one trek in the Himalayas, you know what madness and love I am talking about...

But why all these craziness for trekking and being in the wild ?? Is it just any other holiday  ?? Definitely not !! Its much more... Read on to find out why should you start to trek, if you don't already

 

why should you trek the himalayas

 

Personal Growth:  A trek changes you..  it refines you, and with each trek you do, you emerge out of the mountains as a new person all together. The massive, strong and dangerous looking mountains standing in front of you softens your heart and makes you realize that you are just a human - Nature's own creation, like any other being, No Big,  No Small, but certainly The Special One. You feel like a Nature's Child. 

However big you might be for the society, Mother Nature teaches and preaches EQUALITY like no one else can..

 

Witness rare views and natural drama of the magical mountains like no one else could: Trekking takes you deeper and higher into the mountains, a fairyland.. where if there are any fairies, its just you !! Nature is a stage in which all the elements of it,  in forms of rivers, meadows, vast snowfield, glaciers, rains, snowfalls, clouds, sunrise, sunset, days, nights... everything performs a different play each day ..  Everything is just so different here.. No wonder people come back mesmerized and changed !!

 

Find peace in the lap of Mother Nature: Nature is the mother of us all.. you might have grown older, or just started to face the challenges of day to day life, staying away from home far from your mother's love and care..struggling with some issues in your life... Mother Nature has the cure for you.. it gives you peace, a peace similar to sleeping on your mother's lap like a kid..  a peace similar to finding Nirvana, if you know how that feels...  It heals you and makes you more HUMAN!!

 

Its YOUR Time: How much time has it been that you did not have time for YOURSELF?? These days we keep extremely busy making our lives better, for ourselves and our dear ones. However, that does take a toll on us. On a trek, its You and Your time completely !! DO what you like to do, GO where you like to go, THINK what you like to think. Its beyond my boundaries to tell you what to do when the Time is YOURS !!

 

Boost confidence by testing your limits and endurance: Trekking involves a lot of hard work and physical effort. A mountain which seems unclimbable, after sometime you realise you are on top of it. Its a result of your effort, determination, patience and courage that you could do it. Something you had in you, but had never realised!! Trekking boosts you moral. Its pumps positivity into you. Wear that, like your best dress ever!!

 

Break free, find the real you: Break free from the societal barriers of life and venture into the wilderness. Trust me, you will not regret it. However, not doing it might take you places in the society, but not in your own limited LIFE !!

 

Fitness and Wellness: Fitness is a lifestyle and not a time pass. Trekking helps you get fitter and maintain your Cardio Vascular fitness throughout. Atleast 2 treks a year, if not more will give you adequate exercise to keep your health on check. Off course, it depends on the kind of trek you chose to do.

 

Make friends for lifetime: It is said that you make best friends for lifetime on a trek, as you indulge with people of common thinking. Actually, its more than that. I have made lots. Talk to anyone who has been on a trek, get to know about how he made new friends.. I have seen the most introvert of a person go laughing and behave very friendly on completion of a trek.. such a beauty sport it is..

 

These are just few of the notable points I could jot down. There are unlimited such reasons to trek or to start to trek. Find yours.

 
 
 

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View User Profile for Suman A Loyal Himalayan Lover, Trekker, Mountaineer, Photographer and Researcher. A Computer Science Engineer by education and Ex. Software Developer for the IT companies. He has learnt from mistakes and not from books - His Own, his friends, whom he met and lots of other trekker friends whom he lead for treks deep and high in the Himalayas. Having born and grown up in the lap of the Himalayas, playing with different elements of the Himalayas, its undoubtedly his best friend. Having said that, he is very biased, protective and caring of the Himalayas. Few of his friends say he is strict, in following rules and safety practices on a Himalayan trek. That's very true. It has come from the practical teachings by the Mighty Himalayas and he takes no chances, specially when he is leading a group.

He is the founder of Himalayan High and with it, his intentions are much bigger, wider and future thought, as a step to preach responsible trekking and make trekking sustainable, pass on this beautiful sport to the next generations. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:01:00 AM
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