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8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Dhaarna Kukreja

Last updated: 05-09-2017

It is Teacher’s Day!

While I remember all my school teachers who bestowed me with great knowledge and taught me lessons about life, I cannot forget to wish another greatest teacher I have met in my life- Mountains.

Yes, mountains.

The rock appears as hard as a strict teacher and the snow capped mountains melt as fast as that sweet teacher who was never able to scold you. And just like all our teachers, mountains too have played a great role in shaping up what I am today. Every mountain lover will second that.

Few arduous treks and rendezvous later, I realized all the valuable lessons mountains taught me which books couldn’t. Here they are:

Hard Work Pays Off.

Climbing a mountain is a strenuous job but the views you get from the top pay off the hard work well.

Goecha La Trek

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Optimism is the key to a successful life

Because whosoever said “I can’t” has never been able to climb that peak.

Contemplating life on Bali Pass Trek

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

The best things in life are free.

Like that cuppa chai in the mountains. Or that night under the starry sky.

Floating on the clouds on Bhrigu Lake Trek

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Be grateful for small things in life.

How grateful you have been to put every morsel of food while you were in the mountains.

The views from Vasuki Taal Trek get to your soul.

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Moedsty is the best policy

Confess it! Every time you have been in the mountains, all your desires for materialistic and superficial things vanished. Poof! I call it mountain magic.

Would you wish anything else in life besides this sunset on Goecha La Trek?

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Do. Not. Give. Up.

Because giving up is not an option. Not when you are in the mountains.

The views of sprawling meadows  on Roopkund Trek will keep you high on life.

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

Conquer your fears

Afraid of heights? Or living maybe? Don’t let these fears drag you down. Own them and conquer.

Climb that damn Rupin Pass!

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

We owe everything to Nature

Those beautiful flowers, waterfall, and the mighty peaks. Everything we cherish around is a blessing from nature. Don’t ruin it!

The undulating beauty of Hampta Pass trail

8 Great Lessons Mountains Taught Me About Life

In case you have missed all these lessons, book your next class with mountains on these treks for Dusshera long weekend.

Dhaarna Kukreja

Heart of a writer. Soul of a gypsie. Read more

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