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Boost Your Workplace Social Skills by Trekking to the Base of Mount Everest

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Photos Credit: Balaram Thapa

Having good social skills goes a long way in the workplace. After all, effective sharing of ideas and plans is what makes the workplace atmosphere ideal for enhanced results. More often than not, both blue-collar and white-collar workers, and their employees, develop a habit of going through the motions of work in a very monotonous routine. This can lead to less effective communication between work colleagues and as a result, the full and optimal potential of work level cannot be achieved. The communication topic can range from negative to highly positive, but with a lack of good social skills, effective deals and quotas cannot be met as desired.

There are lots of ways to improve and enhance social skills, like attending gatherings, being an active participant in discussions, presenting rebuttals in debates, and voicing ideas on meetings and conventions. But the most effective and long-lasting improvement of social skills comes from travel. There are both pros and cons to travelling, but the good outweigh the cons when it comes to taking trips. As such, one of the best travel destination that presents budget travelling along with amazing experiences in a short amount of time is Nepal. Utilizing that vacation time from work and visiting Nepal is worth all the ordeals and also has the added advantage of developing good social skills and smart planning on the go.       

 everest base camp trek

Nepal is famous for trekking journeys. As it contains a majority of the highest mountain ranges in the world, trekking in Nepal has quickly become a major revenue generator in the country. Every year, thousands of trekkers and travelers visit Nepal. Apart from being extremely rich in multiculturalism and beautiful mountainous landscapes, Nepal is also extremely affordable. From the bustling streets of the capital Kathmandu to the base camp of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, Nepal is a great place to exercise one’s bartering tendencies and learn street smarts in the process. One of the most famous trekking journeys on the planet would be the popular Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. From learning about new cultures and traditions of the indigenous Sherpa people who reside in the villages in the mountains, to enjoying the amazing topography of the Himalayas, trekking is a great opportunity that highly bolsters one’s social skills. As opposed to the difficulty of expressing one’s views in a setting where you are already adjusted to introverted ways, trekking provides new sites and circumstances where expressing one’s views and voicing one’s opinions are an integral part of the whole experience.

Interacting with people who are very hospitable and welcoming is an exemplary way to succeed in developing a more outgoing persona. It becomes a great asset to oneself upon returning back to the workplace. Not only is trekking the best way to spend the vacation time, it can also be utilized as a personal workshop for the improvement of one’s worldly knowledge and developing calculative thinking—a trait that is extremely useful for good workplace performances. People often have the ability to take in certain aspects and elements of other people who they are surrounded with, and this can be perceived the same way. Trekking is an opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded people who are from different parts of the world coming together to enjoy a common journey in the Himalayas. It is one of the best options for putting yourself out there in the world and getting out of your comfort zone. Nothing boosts social skills and develops better personal qualities than a trek to the base camp of Everest.  

Balaram Thapa

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Travel and Tourism from Tribhuwan University, and in 2000, I entered the Tourism industry by working as a trekking porter for two years, and then working as a trekking guide and team leader for six years. In 2009 I decided it was time to open up my own business, Nepal Hiking Team: a premier tour and trekking agency in Nepal where I'm a consultant and an Executiv...(Read More)

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