I bumped into an previous coworker a couple of days in the past. One of many first issues she requested me was, “Did you ever get to Everest?” I used to be thrilled to inform her sure, after all, and we chatted about it for a couple of minutes. These jiffy changed into days of reminiscing for me.
On this date three years in the past I used to be nonetheless in Nepal. I used to be on day 16 of my trek, descending towards my start line which was nonetheless 2 days away. One week prior I had stood in Everest Base Camp, my aim vacation spot on my circle tour, with tears in my eyes. The next is without doubt one of the pictures I took that day as I trekked. The village within the foreground is situated round 14,000 ft.
Wanting by means of my pictures brings me proper again to my time within the Himalayas. It was a difficult journey on a number of ranges, irritating at instances, but additionally superb and exhilarating and mind-blowing! Assembly my practically life lengthy aim of seeing Mt. Everest and standing in Everest basecamp nonetheless makes me proud. Once I take into consideration Antarctica, my subsequent bucket checklist location, I’m assured I’ll get there, too. And I can not wait!
|The donkeys and yaks needed to trek over the excessive suspension bridges, too.|
|First view of Everest, nonetheless 20+ miles away.|
|Excessive level of trek, summit of Mt. Kala Patar, day after basecamp.|