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A Breathtaking Mountain Trekking Adventure – A little Joy of life.

Ossie Khan

15th February 2013 4 min read

It’s not an adventure of a lifetime, because I have embarked on a journey to traversing a million paths and embracing a billion adventures. For I have begun walking on my soul-searching path.

I have heard people say that mountain trekking is a thrilling and awe-inspiring activity that allows adventurers to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of nature. But from the moment I set foot on the rugged trails, I knew I was about to embark on a life-changing journey, and no words could surmise that moment.

This is not just a story of my unforgettable mountain trekking experience, but of my spiritual inner journey where I pushed my limits, embraced my inner strength, and forged a deep connection with the majestic peaks. As I stood at the base of the mountain, gazing up at its towering summit and soaking in the grandeur, a mix of excitement and nervousness coursed through my veins. But even in that moment of fear of the unknown path, I did not trace my steps back to the camp, something in my heart whispered, ‘Let’s traverse this path, for the mountains will lead me to the solitude my soul seeks’.

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Treading the rocky paths

With every step I put forth, the mountains I carried on my shoulders started withering away. Every cell in my body pulled up every ounce of resilience and determination to cross treacherous rocky paths and brave winds that froze my skin. But it was precisely in those tough moments that my inner strength held me through and whispered, “Keep going forward”.

And if there was ever a fleeting moment of my resilience wavering, I found my courage amongst the group of absolute strangers who became a wolf pack during the trek, washing away my self-doubts with words of encouragement. With every step forward, don’t know how just those pack of strangers supported me throughout and contributed to making it possible to complete the trek, have gradually become friends’ alike family.

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Travellers –> Friends –> Family – The gift you get from the enchanting mountain

For every mountaineer, mountain trekking is not just a physical feat; it is a spiritual and introspective journey that is unique to each one of them. No doubt, trekking through mountains offered a captivating experience that intertwines your spiritual connection with the divine. This journey became heavenly with rugged landscapes, majestic peaks, and serene valleys enchanting the soul. The whispering breeze, the flowing streams, and the rustling leaves speak a language of volumes of solitude, revealing the divinity inherent in every natural spectacle.

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An introspective journey through the rugged landscapes

It was that moment of solitude that silenced the noise of everyday life and I plunged deep into self-reflection, touched my nodes of self-love, and whispered a little note of gratitude to the mountains. Nature has always taught me invaluable lessons about patience, perseverance, and gratitude. But today it has brought me much closer to the Almighty in the true spiritual sense.

Mountaineering is not about the destination, it is the journey along the path, the moments that we feel with every step. It reminds me to cherish the present moment, as the journey itself is as important as reaching the destination. In the solitude of the mountains, I dwelled in inner peace being one with nature. Atop the summit, there I felt a sense of achievement and was humbled by the vastness that stretched before me. It was in this moment and the mountains that lead me closer to the realm of the gods. And with every breath I took, I felt my inner being’s connection with nature and the divine presence became overwhelming.

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Patience, perseverance and gratitude… ‘The return to self!’

I knew I cannot stay at the peak of the mountains forever, and I would have to trace my path back to the base. I spread my arms out and sent a big hug to the vastness and a few moments later, I closed my arms and embraced the experience that overwhelmed me with emotions that I cannot put down in words.

Returning from the mountains, the experience stays with you forever and ever, transforming your perception of the world. Trek becomes a sacred pilgrimage, a communion with nature and a higher power where I, personally always feel a deep connection with the Almighty that comes along the way – a connection that reminds you of the magnificence of creation and the vastness of the spiritual journey that lies ahead.!

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And there I conquered…!

My mountain trekking experience was an adventure of a lifetime, etching memories in my heart forever. It taught me to embrace challenges, appreciate the beauty of nature, and discover my inner strength. Through the ups and downs of the journey, I forged lifelong friendships and gained a renewed sense of purpose. Mountain trekking has the power to transform individuals, leaving them humbled by nature’s might and inspired to conquer new horizons. If you seek an experience that challenges your limits and nourishes your soul, I encourage you to embark on your own mountain trekking adventure. It has brought a sense of perspective, reminding me to be humble, appreciate the small joys, and embrace a mindset of gratitude. This experience instilled in me a sense of responsibility to protect and preserve the natural wonders that we are fortunate to witness.

I’m eager to hear mesmerizing tales of your mountain trekking adventures; please do share with me the breathtaking moments, the challenges overcome, and the triumphs atop those majestic peaks…!

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