Sunday, March 16, 2014
Hurts so good
Trekking, as we understand and define it, is walking significant distances over several days. There is an
The first trekking we chose to do in Nepal consisted of walking up, up, up starting from about 7,000 feet to around 11,000 feet. Sometimes (rarely) there was some relief to the upward slog, and always, what goes up
When we returned from the trek, it took our legs about 3 days and a good Swedish massage to fully recover. "Hurts so good" was what we said to each other as we tripped and stumbled our way up and down steps around the town of Pokhara. Our next trek will test our muscle strength and endurance again and especially our ability to withstand the effects of altitude, as we will attempt to climb to about 18,000 feet. But the rewards include the chance to stare at the "rooftop" of Mother Earth... Everest.
Posted in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Images include us taking a break with our guide, a line of pack mules, Sally in our first tea house room, and the view from one of our tea houses near Gorka, Nepal.