Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Himalayas DAY FOURTEEN
I guess it's a good sign that I am so teary now that my journey has reached its end. I left beautiful Pokhara by tourist bus early this morning. I arrived in Kathmandu and then hit my hotel a little after 3. Said goodbye to my guide and tried to put into words my gratitude...sometimes words are so limiting! My trek has finally come full circle and even though I look forward to the city tour tomorrow: my true purpose in coming is done.
I loved every moment (in retrospect!) - even the cold and mountain sickness...I wonder if there is a word for "I don't want to go home, I want to keep hiking with breathtaking views and interesting people for another three weeks"? Probably not. Not in English and not in Nepali.
In my head I know I should be tired but physically I have felt so good that I probably could go a bit longer. Strangely I wasn't even achey after our ten hour trek over the pass. Once again a huge THANK YOU to my triathlon/marathon training partner because I'm sure that's a huge reason why: our training together!
I'm getting ready to shower (dusty day driving with open windows) before finishing Into Thin Air. Only a few chapters left from when I originally started (both the book and this trek) but now that I've seen these mountains, hiked them and fallen in love with them I wonder if the experience will be different. I rather think it will. Namaste!