Trekking

Why Trekking

  • While preparing for a trek, a child can objectively learn to leverage their physical strengths and overcome their weaknesses. The fitness and endurance required for trekking gives them the basic lesson of the correlation between the mind and the body: a sound mind thrives in a sound body. A rigorous fitness regimen before the trek equips them for the rigors of trekking. Thus, during the trek, they will face less physical fitness issues and can enjoy the sights and sounds of the trek better.
  • Out there in the wilderness, with no family or friends around to fuss about or support them, with no distractions, with no mode of communication with the outside world, they soon realize that their group and the self is all they have. This helps them understand and act as one unit instead of disparate units. They understand the importance of sharing and caring for others. They learn to hone their communication skills and see how it helps build better rapport with their fellow trekkers.
  • And last but not the least, a trek shows them the beauty of Creation like no movies or books can. This helps strengthen their love for nature and can inspire them to lead to a more sustainable lifestyle. It is very heartening to hear of children beaming back from treks and convincing their elders to go the green way.
  • During and after a trek, the positive transformation in a child - from a feeling of insecurity and dependency to one of confidence and self-reliance, is quite palpable. Not to mention the glowing smile that spreads over these young faces.
  • Like any other sport kids need to be gradually introduced to trekking. Here is how you go about it:
    1. While preparing for a trek, a child can objectively learn to leverage their physical strengths and overcome their weaknesses. The fitness and endurance required for trekking gives them the basic lesson of the correlation between the mind and the body: a sound mind thrives in a sound body. A rigorous fitness regimen before the trek equips them for the rigors of trekking. Thus, during the trek, they will face less physical fitness issues and can enjoy the sights and sounds of the trek better.
    2. Out there in the wilderness, with no family or friends around to fuss about or support them, with no distractions, with no mode of communication with the outside world, they soon realize that their group and the self is all they have. This helps them understand and act as one unit instead of disparate units. They understand the importance of sharing and caring for others. They learn to hone their communication skills and see how it helps build better rapport with their fellow trekkers.
    3. And last but not the least, a trek shows them the beauty of Creation like no movies or books can. This helps strengthen their love for nature and can inspire them to lead to a more sustainable lifestyle. It is very heartening to hear of children beaming back from treks and convincing their elders to go the green way.
    4. During and after a trek, the positive transformation in a child - from a feeling of insecurity and dependency to one of confidence and self-reliance, is quite palpable. Not to mention the glowing smile that spreads over these young faces.

What Child bring back after the trek

  • There are two things that you can come back with after a Trek– a deep sense of bonding and a scrapbook of memories you can cherish forever. These memories will be passed on from your kids to their own kids. They become a sort of family heritage.

  • A feel good factor about exercising and healthy living.

  • Dollops of improvement in the self-confidence and self-sufficiency of your child.

  • Emerging as an independent and more rational individual.

  • Enriched with the knowledge they have acquired during the trip.

  • Respecting and appreciating nature by knowing its worth n true value.


  • Must-do

    Please, do ask your child to document the whole experience in the form of writing, photographs, painting, sketching or even poetry. It will help him remember his journey even several years later.

    So go ahead, take your child on a trek.