First of all, the perfect trek friend is not to be found! The whole thing of going on a trek alone with the travellers you do not know is indeed that you take the risk of ‘Unknown’. Personalities interact in a complex way and everyone has faults. It is not necessarily important that a person who have same habits as your’s become a good trek friend. You might not find the person who has same interest as your’s but when you start appreciating their interest, you will enjoy their company. Start concentrating on the positive sides of a person rather on negatives. Every traveller must experience solo travelling with unknown people at least once as it is a different experience overall. If you are giving it a thought right now, Get beyond limits is always there to put your plans into action.
How do you become a good trek friend?
Controlling: If you want everything be as you plan, regardless of how other person might feel is a bad sign for the trek. If you are planning something ahead make sure that the other person is also comfortable and pleased with the plan. Do not force or be bossy about anything.
Sense of humour: If you are a person who has good sense of humour, then it’s a plus point. There is none in the world who doesn’t want to laugh. Keep other person lively by making them laugh. It is also important that you enjoy when your trek friend cracks joke and laugh it off with them. When the trek ends, all you are going to remember is laughing like lunatics!!
Motivation: On a trek, a situation might occur where your trek friend doesn’t want to continue because of the tiredness. It is your duty to motivate them and get them to the peak to enjoy the thrill with you. Isn’t it just a little push towards the conquering that everyone needs when they feel like giving up?
Mistakes: Do not hurt your trek friend in any way on a trek. Be it emotionally or mentally. Because mistakes cannot be forgiven when you travel together. Nobody will ever forget the memories of travelling. That applies to both good and bad.
Listen: Few people concentrate only on talking and lack at listening. Listening is as important as talking. When your trek friend is telling you something about themselves or their interests or their goals, listen to them. Not just pretend but do listen to them. It makes a person feel special when someone actually listens to them.
Helpful: Lot of things might go wrong while trekking. It is not always everything goes according to your plan. Be it weather, health, time or distance, whatever the reason may be, try to help your trek friend as much as possible. After all, good memories are the ones which makes the trekking its best.