Warning: long post ahead!
Day 7: This view is beautiful, but it had to be earned. The last few days have been HARD. Mentally deconstructing and physically painful. I look up and see the Nepalese people working in the fields, offering a smile and a “namaste” as we pass. I see the mountains, snow capped, massive, and ethereal looming above me. I see Josh, ever the optimist pushing forward and encouraging me even though I know he’s feeling it too. Everything tells me to keep going no matter how badly I want to stop. Now that we’ve made it here to Manang, I’m in awe of how far we’ve come and how close we are to finishing this trek. It’s been everything I thought/wanted and more. I can already feel that I’ve changed, along with the terrain (jungle, desert, forest, barren high mountain) We are so fortunate to share this world. After a refreshing day off today, the coming ones will only be harder and bring us up through the world’s highest pass at 17,769 feet! Thorung-La, we are humbled by you and we are ready for you 💪 #nepal #annapurnacircuit #manang #hiking #day7 #mountains