The fine people at POLARIS (People Offering Light, Assistance & Resources In Spirit) conducted an interview with me, check it out and the rest of their site here:
I enjoy trekking, hiking, and generally being in the wilderness. Exploring forests, hiking up mountain trails… these are the things I would be happy doing on a daily basis. Being in nature and having time to myself to soak up the energy and bask in the majesty of this universe is the most precious thing to me.
That said, one of the highlights of Nepal is unquestionably meeting the different people. This is true of all my travels, but the people of Nepal have been exceptional friendly and inviting. On my trek to Everest Base Camp, one of the most memorable experiences was meeting the children in the villages along the way.
It is the people you meet and make connections with on any journey that really leave a lasting impression.
In addition to the many villages in the mountains, Kathmandu itself is a vibrant city, full of wonderful people. I spent an afternoon with these kids as they followed me around looking at the different sites and convincing me to try different street foods and treats (and share with them of course!).
Of all the journeys I have taken and will continue to take, Nepal holds a very dear place in my heart. I look forward to returning many, many times.
When I was in Nepal ready to embark for the Everest Circuit Trek my flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airstrip got delayed by one day due to poor visibility on the mountain. I took that day to walk around Kathmandu and in particular explore Durbar Square. Little did I know I was walking right into the festival of Indra Jatra and the Kumari.
Passed while trekking through a village in Nepal