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I have been traveling alone for a while now, and even though I have met and talked with many travelers, nothing comes close to the deep connections I had with the people I met during the trek. Trekking brings out the rarest component in people, trust. Since you are in the same boat for the...
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Many friends of mine were wondering why I had to put myself through all those tortures just to be in the middle of the Himalayas. Looking at photos from Google Maps is as satisfying and even more beautiful than the real deal. For them, a destination may mean something else but for me, the journey...
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When trekking the Himalayas, most people will be looking forward to seeing snowy mountains and beautiful sky but that was not the case for the first few days of the trek. You will have to walk through the forest, unable to see what you came here to see most of the time. It was not...
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On my first day, it was raining heavily and in order to keep up to my schedule, I had to power through the rain, walking through sand and mud up a mountain, while a chilling wind blew through my bones for 3 hours straight. I thought this would be my worst day, I have never...
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While trekking, no matter how fast or slow you are, everyone will reach the same destination. I was often the slowest trekker around but I always arrive at my destination no matter how hard it gets. I took it slow. If my body starts feeling exhausted, I rest and enjoy the view, if not, I...
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As mentioned earlier, the trek consisted of many steep stairs, zigzagging along mountains and as you climb up, you often see what seems to be the end of the climb but as you go higher, you realized there are another steep stairs waiting for you on the side. I used this to my advantage and...
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Trekking the Himalayas is not like walking up mountains gradually. The landscape consisted of many steep ups and downs. Going down is as demanding as going up to the base camp, so no matter how tired you are when you are in the middle of the trek about to give up, you realized that you...
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