As a travel lover, All females trekkers and mountaineers inspired me alot. i am always there and listen to their struggles. You wont believe that each females has a different struggling background but even through the thick and thin, they have devoted their ives to their passion of travelling. Few of them are mothers and as we all know situation differs as a mother, one have to manage many many things before leaving the house.
Well Paras Ali is a Super Women, I must say. She has just shared her view about her passion which I am honored to share here. Met her few months back. She was so humble and a friendly lady, very cooperative, she has an ambition to promote tourism as well.
So, you can read Paras Ali views about her passion below:
Just like any other desi housewife, I spent 10 years of my married life doing house chores, gave birth to 4 children which came with millions of responsibilities and family commitments. A time came when I realized that this stagnant routine was giving me anxiety. I didn’t want to sit on a couch and change the channels to watch pakistani dramas all my life. I wanted to do something that i would be recognized for but I never knew how I could do that.
Travelling has been in my blood since birth. After having kids, the life of a mother is considered “complete” in our society but there was something missing. We started travelling as a family and went on short day treks. It was unusual for my family and friends so they discouraged me. “You cant do this you are a mother of 4, how do you enjoy such a tiring vacation?, kids are suffering because of your useless travels” etc. But somehow i started enjoying this discomfort.
I joined some travelling groups and started sharing my experiences and pictures, the response i got was beyond my expectations. Random people started asking me about the do’s and don’t’s of travelling with kids as it was not a common practice at that time. Gradually, I levelled up my trekking expeditions. It became a competition with my own self.
My husband is my partner in crime and an unconditional support. We took a team of friends to a not too known mountain in chipurson valley called Lupgar Pir Pass 5190m. It was successful. In 2019 we did Yokshgoz Pass 5193m which was extremely technical for climbing. I’m undoubtedly the only female trekker to climb it. This achievement gave me immense motivation to continue doing what I found peace in.
“I wanted to normalize women fulfilling their dreams even after marriage and kids. I write my travelogues and take ladies only trekking tours to motivate women. The response I receive is very delightful”
Remember, it’s never too late to do something,you just have to take the first step.
Paras Ali (traveller, trekker, travel bloger, founder of Madventurers)
So folks will get back to you soon with another story…. and yes you can know about Paras Ali more on the link given below.