I'm going to tell you about my wonderful solo trekking in Langtang, completed without the help of porters, sharing the daily life with my guide Jaya Rai who really treated me like a friend, not like a client. He's setting his facebook page HERE, have a look, like and share because he needs your support, and deserves it.
I'm going to tell you about my trekking and I'm very proud because 1. I carried my 8 kg of basic equipment and never needed anything more 2. I covered in 5 days a 6 days intinerary walking about seven hours per day 3. I learnt eating dhal bhat with my hands, as it was the lunch in my fix daily menu featuring chapati for breakfast and soup or momo for dinner, usually in cosy Nepali kitchens 4. I always drank from my bottle adding absolutely nothing to the fresh water coming from the tap 5. I washed my hair outside with the same icy water and dried them in the beautiful sun that couldn't actually melt the content of a frozen basin ....moreover 6. I helped fundraising for Child Rescue Nepal: see HERE and DONATE!
|Happy girl in Kathmandu|
My trekking was organised by Virgin Trails and its owner and my dear friend Mr. Rajesh came to pick me up in the airport, with a beautiful garland of flowers. We had lunch together at his home the next day, in Bhaktapur and I could enjoy the warm hospitality of his family, and also the best dhal bhat I have ever eaten, cooked by his lovely wife Mrs. Bandana. Getting there by motorbike has been a Nepalese experience itself, considering the state of the roads, dusty and poorly paved, the unruly traffic and the heavy air pollution. Mr. Rajesh is a great driver and I liked it, in spite I wasn't wearing an helmet (not compulsory for the passenger).
|Prayers flags in Thamel|
|Garden of dreams|
|My last sunrise in Kathmandu|
The last day Mr. Rajesh took me by motorbike to the airport. It was a cold sunny morning and we were early, so we stopped for a coffee and a last friendly talk. He's a very busy man as his company is big and covers different countries, not only Nepal. Used to work for to get results, he never loses his kindness, his deep human understanding. We were sitting there in the sun, airplanes noisily passing over our heads, a little moved, with a bit of regret because in the end we had spent few time together and because of a common friend who was supposed to come trekking with me but got seriously sick. Life is unpredictable. I promised myself to accept it as it comes, in happiness. Control is just a delusion causing frustration and pain.
TO BE CONTINUED