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To me, mountains are my ultimate bliss. Where am I going to go Trek next? This is what keeps me motivated and on my toesREAD MORE
To me, mountains are my ultimate bliss. Where am I going to go Trek next? This is what keeps me motivated and on my toes. During all my treks, I always push myself to outdo my own limits. This I believe helps me in becoming a better version of myself.
My first trek was actually quite random. It was a sudden plan with a few fellow pahadi (hill dwellers) friends who took me to Pindari Glacier Trek which ignited a fire within me. I just knew I wanted to pursue it. Slowly I developed within me a purpose, an aim to cover some of the toughest treks before I set out for mountaineering.
So far I have covered 6 treks
All of the above are in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Women trekkers are already low in number which is why I want to talk about my experiences to encourage more women to take up the sport. Trekking for me is more of a mental game. Fear, hesitation etc is all in our mind. Once we overcome that, physical strength doesn't really matter. All you require is gear and sheer will power.
My advice for beginners who are attempting their first trek with agencies or even on their own is to have the perfect gear which includes, a good pair of trekking shoes. I've met trekkers who aren't willing to invest in their gear but they aren't aware that if something goes wrong, it can be a lifetime of injury. So shoes are an absolute must.
Trekking Poles is something you can consider buying when you seriously take up trekking as a sport. I remember using a stick in my initial ventures, probably the first 2 treks. It's important to look at the quality of the pole. A lot of trekkers complain about their poles because they generally take a lesser quality pole for tough treks.
I remember one incident vividly of meeting a porter who had only one hand. He Treks daily and covers 130km in a week carrying 80kgs of load on his back. He is the most amazing man I've ever come across in my life. His will and positivity toward life really inspired me to keep going. Nothing is impossible.
Motivation comes from within and Everything is in the mind so keep trekking and exploring newer heights.
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