Trekking in Nepal and around the world is a great privilege, weather standing on the top of Mt. Everest, Island Peak, Kala Phattar, Gokyo, Shangbouche hill, Everest Base Camp. These mountain sanctuaries are just that. They are steeped in history, stories and rich beauty.
The more I travel into the mountains I gain a greater respect for the environment and the people who live here and how they survive in sometimes harsh weather conditions, risks from glacier melt higher up the valleys, earthquakes and keeping their century’s old customs alive. You feel like you are back hundreds of years ago watching life as it used to be lived, before the modern world we now know.
These mountains remain the same, maybe less snow and ice in some places, but Mt. Everest used to be under the ocean and now standing almost 6 miles high in the sky. These valleys and Eco systems developed over millions of years. What you see around you in these massive mountains is timeless.
Trekking in the Himalaya’s is a special and unique experience, meeting the friendly humble people on Nepal, watching people cut their living from the ground and tourists pass by. Yes you can see Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, remote valley and amazing mountain scenery but you get so much more from the people, the treks, your walk through the mountains, time to think, time to explore ideas in an inspirational place. Time to reset your timing of how life is meant to work.
I think the mountains can bring out the best in us, give us renewed energy to come back to tackle the issues we face in the different lives we live. We all have a journey, why not see what a break walking, trekking in the Himalaya’s can bring to your life. You might go home with a different perspective.