Trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring the new horizons and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in wild or new areas.
There are huge benefit of trekking, some of them are explained below:
- Enhances our leadership qualities.
One of leadership quality is to push ourselves to go ahead and explore the unexplored but we also help others to move along with us. It is like going the way and then showing the way. This reflects upon our leadership qualities, which may have been latent, and thus polishes it more.
It truly rejuvenates us from within, but at the same time, it can also be a little intimidating to face nature in its raw, pristine form.
- Makes us more disciplined.
It is an exciting experience. We still have to maintain a certain level of discipline in terms of physical fitness, respecting nature and ensuring that we be responsible travelers and don’t do anything to spoil the purity of a landscape, we have to be especially careful in tough terrains and also look out for our fellow trekkers. This instils in us a feeling of responsibility, which instigates in us a sense of discipline. This doesn’t only help us in the short term while we are covering our trek, but also reflects on how we carry out activities in our daily life. This sense of disciplines starts seeping into our daily life as well.
- Makes you more responsible.
The fact that trekking offers us the freedom to choose a path which results in discovery of new terrains also it helps us to realize that we must be cautious of our freedom. It’s essential to make sure that we are fully equipped, in proper attire for our treks, carry sufficient refreshers, water, little snacks like glucose biscuits to munch on in case we feel hungry, carry medication, and take note of the weather condition and prepare for it mentally as well as physically. Thus, even though trekking makes us free, it reminds us that we have to be responsible for ourselves, and others, when they are trekking with us.
- Brings out the explorer in you.
Although amateurs usually go for the trails that have been marked out by previous explorer, many often find the courage to traverse through off-beaten paths only to discover something new and even challenging. Trekking offers you the chance to explore into unchartered territories, but with responsibility.
- Improves our physical fitness.
Trekking doesn’t require a vigorous training method as such. It’s said that if you can walk, you can most certainly trek. However, since trekking involves climbing mountains, jumping over big stones, running over small streams, crossing mountain passes, it requires us to exert a lot more than how we usually carry out our day-to-day activities at home. Trekking at high altitudes, such as the Himalayan ranges in India, makes it a more demanding due to the reduced oxygen levels as we go higher. Thus, frequent trekking helps us work our muscles and keep our body fit.
- Happy heart because of cleaner air!
Almost all trekking destinations are away from the hustle and bustle of city-life, and the various kinds and levels of pollution that come with it. Trekking to these magnificent, untouched wonders of the nature gives our heart and lungs a break from all the pollution, as they get a chance to inhale the pure air. Thus, trekking is beneficial for our health not only in terms of weight loss and muscle coordination, but also for internal wellbeing by making our hearts happier.
- Breaks the monotony of daily life
Just as overexertion tends to tire us out physically, similarly, following the same routine day-in and day-out can tire out our brains and make us internally demotivated and dull. Our minds need new challenges, which in turn will excite us and affect our heart in a good way. Trekking offers this challenge and helps our mind and our hearts.
- It’s a humbling experience.
Finally, trekking is a life changing experience not only because it is exciting but also because it reminds us how small creature we are against the hugely magnificent nature, we are at nature’s mercy. This helps us to realize that we should not worry too much over petty things and helps us develop a more healthy approach towards life.