Trekking enthusiasts know the internal as well as the external benefits that this activity brings to them. Trekking as an activity brings about changes in the way one thinks, walks, and leads their lives and their perception about the world.
The way one perceives their body is changed with diving into this activity. Trekking in multitudinous ways pushes the limits to the things that we have decided our limits for. Such as the number of kilometres that one could walk, or the kind of people that one would interact with honesty; trekking really pushes boundaries in all spheres.
The Himalayan ranges have been a muse and a place where people (all kinds of people) find their inspiration in. Artists of all kinds, painter, musicians, poets, writers and all the people in the world that have had enough of what the world can offer and looking for more space to explore and discover, head to these alpine ranges.
Most of the Himalayan range is hosted by Nepal and the other half by the Indian country. Trekking in Nepal has flourished in the past decade as there are so many trails one could choose to trek on. One of the most famous being; trekking in the Annapurna Base camp. There have been issues of overcrowding in these wonderful destinations due to a surge in trekking enthusiasts.
Trekking in India is equally wonderful as India has some of the best trekking trails to offer within the mountainous areas. The picturesque scenarios and the cultures that these areas hold are a world apart and one may really find what is called a “mountain calling” to these areas. One of these valleys called the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh has one such mystic that is passed around.
Once you have visited the Parvati valley for the first time, and have spent your days in this holy valley with a hippie culture, the next time, you are called “by the valley”. It’s called “Parvati calling”. Locals go around telling people who returned with the same love for the valley, saying “Parvati ne bulaya hai”. People who have visited this valley would know what this phrase means.
But what are the “Fears” that one overcomes with the initiation of the activity of trekking? Which makes them come back for more of this activity?
Next time you go on a trekking experience be sure to take notes of the changes that come within and without you so you can experience the all-encompassing benefits of the activity of Trekking.