Why Should You Trek With Your Partner?
If you open up Google and type “Perfect Date Ideas”, it will tell you numerous ways you can spend quality time with your partner. But rarely does hiking or trekking with your partner make it to that list. You may have taken your significant other on many romantic dates, bought flowers for them and whatnot but have you ever thought about going on a trek with them?
If you’re feeling sceptical about it, I can assure you that trekking with your partner can be immensely beneficial for you both! A hectic life, job, and other day-to-day responsibilities may not give you enough time to connect with your partner and spend quality time with them. A trek together will not only give you a break from your hectic schedule but the mountains can also teach you patience & humility, you will learn to trust each other better, communicate effectively, enjoy companionship away from the barriers of technology. And when you come back, you will return with a stronger bond. How’s it going to happen? Let us take a look into the many ways that trekking with your partner can benefit your relationship.
A Great Way To Know Your Partner
Trekking is a lot like life. It requires discipline, following values and principles, and the ability to face hardships positively. When you go on a trek with your partner, you learn a lot about how they manoeuvre in life. There will be ups and downs both in the trek and in life and this adventure will give you the opportunity to observe your partner’s authentic self. It will be a test of both physical and emotional strength, the kind of test that a regular date cannot provide. You can see whether your partner is actively involved in activities like pitching a tent or arranging food, etc and how they handle tricky situations. You will get to know whether they are grumpy or a grateful person. A trek by no means is easy, and you will get to see if they are more about finding flaws or appreciating the beauty around them.
Share New Experiences Together
Trekking through the beautiful Himalayan region will fill you with a sense of immense peace and accomplishment and when you share these experiences with your partner it enriches your bond. It’s really beautiful sharing these experiences with your partner together and creating timeless memories. An adventure together can bring out both the best and worst in each other and at the same time you will also learn how to work in conjunction with each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Get through the highs and lows of a trek together with your love, discover the deepest aspects of each other, and find new meanings in the relationship you both share.
Build Trust In Each Other
Trekking with your partner directly thrusts you into situations where you need to rely on them and their instincts in many situations. You will be making decisions together, and learn to be interdependent in a healthy way. It is a great way to build trust between two people. You will learn that when you trust each other and work towards a shared goal, everything becomes much easier and more efficient. It will also be quite a humbling experience to know that sometimes you can be in the wrong too and that you need to trust the judgement of your significant other.
Learn Patience And Mutual Assistance
You cannot fathom how much an outdoor activity can teach you patience and the importance of mutual assistance. When you are on a trek you will need to depend on your partner, whether it is crossing difficult terrain or setting up a tent. As you rely on each other, you will learn the need for mutual assistance in everyday life and as a result, you will become closer. You will also learn to be patient with each other. As you’re both attempting to overcome a challenge together you become aware of each other’s strong suits and fill in the gaps for each other whenever necessary.
Become Effective Communicators
We have already established the fact that hiking can be both physically and mentally challenging and as a result, you need to be able to communicate with your partner your needs and requirements so that you both accomplish this challenge successfully. You will need to let each other know when you need to take a break, or whether or not you are comfortable with the pace. This way you become more efficient communicators not just in the trials but also in life.
Get To Enjoy Quality Time Together
If you are looking for options to enjoy some quiet, quality time with each other, trekking may very well be exactly what you are looking for! A trek provides ample opportunities to get to know each other outside of the daily distractions and away from technology. In the wonderful environs of the Himalayas, where it is just you and your partner, you will appreciate your time together more.
You can learn a lot about your relationship with your partner on a trek and it will teach you to embrace each other with a more open mind and heart, be respectful of each other’s differences and find ways to work around them. It’s almost like a crash course in strengthening your bond! In partnerships of any kind, conflict is inevitable, there will be disagreements, some big and some small and you have to learn to mitigate them in a positive way. When you go on an adventure, you will learn that most of the rules that apply to the adventure also apply to your relationship. You will learn about each other, you will learn about yourselves and most importantly you will learn that you and your partner are a team and that sailing through is most enjoyable with them when it’s a collaborative process.