Trekking with other people can create lifelong friendships. While trekking, you are able to spend time bonding with members of the group, motivating and encouraging each other to keep going and persevere when times get tough. Sharing the good memories and experiences that come with trekking can also help overcome differences, encourage an acceptance of different kinds of people and increase your ability to adjust and get along with others.
Being out in nature also means that technology and social media is inaccessible, stimulating one-on-one conversations. You may very well find that the people you trek with become life-long friends after spending a week in the wilderness!
The benefits of trekking don’t just apply to your physical, mental or social health – it can also benefit your management skills, believe it or not! When planning your trek, you may find yourself setting training
targets, planning for the trek, organising your schedule, setting goals, learning how to adapt to change and developing your mental strength. These are all skills that are highly valued in the working world, and can be a foundation for personal growth that you may surprise you with a newfounded self confidence!