By Lily Heise for Inside Himalayas
Only a few more steps, I could do that. I’d already climbed what felt like 100,000, I could manage another dozen or so. Huffing and puffing along with a flock of other early-bird trekkers, we reached our destination on the Nayapul to Ghandruk Trek, Poon Hill. I had just enough time to catch my breath before the sun’s rays streamed over the horizon, bathing a 360-degree panorama of snowcapped mountains and leaving me yet again breathless. Yes, those extra steps—and going on this trek—had definitely been worth it. Read the full story here.
Many thanks to Tashi at Life Door Treks for his invaluable advice for the trek and to Linda Tamang at Deja Vu restaurant in Pokhara for bringing me to Nepal and helping me stock up and get on my way for the trek (read more about her story and restaurant here)!