11 Types of people you meet in a trek…
Although happiness is ‘completing a trek successfully’, but it has more to do with the journey than reaching the destination that really matters and surely the exclusive memories it creates for a lifetime. Meeting with different kinds of people altogether makes your journey a fun filled one either with the strangers you meet in the trek or with whom you choose to trek with. Here are some kinds of personalities you would often come across –
Types of people you meet in a trek…
- The leader
They are the ones who would not find happiness until they get a chance to lead either in framing the Do’s and Don’ts. Say how to accommodate in the tent or being an environment leader by their own or keeping a check how is the food prepared in the kitchen tent or simply in guiding how to make a circle at the time of team fall in. Nevertheless, to say, you learn lot of patience from them. One of their common orders be like,”Kripaya sabhi apne jutein tent ke bahar kholen”
- The singer
These ones are super nonchalant ones who derive the energy from the mother nature how to sing while ascending a heavy mountain at whatever feet you would be at. They would not leave any moment pictured in the form of a song and making others as well join their team. Needless to say they remember every damn song with all paragraphs and they do not mind to stand out even if it means to sing alone. Your journey gets more enthusiastic when they start dedicating songs to the other trek mates as well. Ofcourse not missing out the effort they put to be melodious. “Taal se taal mila…”
- The Super Hero
They are marvellous and level-headed characters who are very practical. They do not mind risking their lives for helping others. They are quite humble when it comes to service others who are not doing well in the trek. They also keep a track if anyone needs an upkeep or even to cheer the discouraged souls. “Bas pohoch hi gaye, rukho mat, chalte raho”
- The terrified ones
They are very funny people who are still wondering how did they end up choosing this trek. Basically, why did they even choose to go on a trek, their underestimation of the plan constantly making them pay high. They are the ones who would want to know how others are feeling about the trek. Probably, how do they manage to reach first or if they are doing well… Or if the medicines would be available if something happens to them. However terrified they be, they do realise there is no option of going back and they will have to complete this piece by any means. “Ye wala pahaad chadhna zaruri hai kya? Koi aur raasta nahi???”
- The Presumptuous ones-
They are the over confident masses who try to show the over familiarity with the place, the mountains, with the nature and what not. They are contemptuous about what others say and always try to prove their point to be true. Not to mention, they crib about the food, the cold, the heat, the guide, the country, the world, the list doesn’t end. (people who fall prey of their conversations be like- “kaan jala diye isne”
- The Spartans
These super cool personalities are the ones who are so very chilled out. High ascent, we walk equally fast and reach first. Shitty Cold? We need only one jacket. Heavy Backpack? We carry minimum. Stories? well, we have awesome ones to narrate. Nevertheless, these people have a special charm of engaging with people with fun filled dialogues and leaving their special mark in others’ life.
- The bottleneck
These ones are the small tortoises who are really slow in walking and get tired every now and then. Although better than the terrified ones in terms of up keeping their cool but their constant cribbing “ Aur kitna chalna hai” (meaning how much more we need to walk) really tests the patience of other trek mates. My sympathies with the rear guide who is required to wait till the last person moves ahead.
- The Photographer
This is the person who would, by all means, get into different poses to capture the beauty of the sceneries in the trek in all possible ways. undoubtedly, the expectations others have with this person to share the pictures after everyone departs. Oh! And the way s/he will try to be humble with the constant praises trekkers give. Not to forget they are also the ones because of whom others need to wait in order to keep the group going together.
- The Maniacs
And there would be some people who would still require Bisleri bottles. Even if that means not opting for fresh water right flowing down from the heavenly Himalayas. Oh not to forget the cleansing treatment they get after having pure mineral Bisleri water along with loads of cigarettes that they can’t afford to drink natural water flowing in the streams.
- The Over Enthusiasts
These kind of people are self-motivated and moreover may turn out to be an advantage. They have that gene in their personality and they carry it very well. They try to bind people together be it for playing Antakshari or dumb-charades or simply for a bonfire. Additionally, they would even go to the extent to have a round of speech from everyone about the experience of the trek. Doesn’t necessarily mean the trek has completed. This event can probably occur on each single day. Indeed, they are the people who give different names to others for fun, healthy fun. 😉
- The All in ones
They are indeed the strongest and fittest among the group. They are good in lending a helping hand, they cook great, they are humble and warm personalities. Nonetheless, you can talk to them endlessly with great enthusiasm and passion about backpacking trips. About their bread and butter, history of something or simply about what’s trending. By all means, they look forward to every opportunity of adventure and Jugaad.
In whichever category they fall, they are bound to make your trip certainly memorable. Can particularly relate to any of your trekking friend from among the list? Would be happy to hear about your experience as well.
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