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Is there an online community to find travel partners for mountain trekking or sightseeing or anything else?

I don't want to travel to foreign mountains alone, but I don't know where to search company. There's a great community for accomodations (I mean CouchSurfing) so I think there should be something in "reverse" direction (searching not the place to stay but the people to go with).

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Because this does not involve providing a service or product, but something that's very much open to personal taste, I would think it much harder to actually maintain a successful platform in comparison to, say, couchsurfing.

That said, these communities or services do exist, though I have no personal experience with them. Here are a few:

http://globetrooper.com/

https://www.triptrotting.com

http://www.myholidaypartner.com/

http://www.twme.com.au/

http://www.ajungo.com/ (though this one seems to be more about leveraging your existing network of friends)

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The best thing I can think of is posting in the local groups and events section on Couch Surfing. You can post your trek as an event and get others to join you or you can find events that others are hosting and join in. You don't have to host or be be hosted to participate.

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Another possibility is meetup.com. Here in Vancouver, at least, there are several travel groups on it, and many of them schedule trips together.

You can also try the Lonely Planet Thorntree forums, and see who else is travelling in the same area, or even put up a post there for people to join you. It's fairly common to see that on there.

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