Try something new every day, that’s my motto. When a few friends asked me to join them for a “Sea Trek” I was super curious and couldn’t pass up the opportunity . I’ve never been diving before so I was a little nervous about the idea of going down into the deep. Luckily for me, all you need to be able to do is basically breathe and walk.
My first trip to India was in October 2014. After one month of traveling solo, I left as fast as I could with memories of pure chaoticness. Upon my return home, I still couldn’t get India out of my mind. It was still such a mystery to me. I certainly had more bad moments than good on that one particular trip, but when I did experience good moments they were REALLY incredible, so incredible I kept replaying them over and over in my mind. The culture, the spirituality, the people who had helped me along the way, the colors and the scents. I knew wasn’t finished with mother India. I had to go back. The sooner the better!
Fast forward one year later and my plane was touching down in New Delhi, India once again. This time I was on a mission to find a different side of mother India . A less chaotic side. After less than 24 hours in the city, we were on the next overnight bus heading north to Manali, located in Himachal Pradesh. It was time to go trekking! When I heard about the Hampta Pass I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been trekking in Nepal several times but we’ve heard that trekking in India incomparable to Nepal where facilities are developed along the trails for tourists. We would be completely on our own out there. Just four friends and mother nature. We packed up our gear, a map of the area dated back from 1970, and headed off on what would be an adventure of a lifetime.
Do you want to adventure amongst the world’s largest mountains? Be surrounded by spectacular scenery of rapid flowing rivers and waterfalls? Would you like to emerge yourself into a culture of kindness and simplicity? If yes, then the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is an adventure and a half you need to put on your bucket list!
This trek begins in a steamy hot jungle surrounded by rivers and waterfalls . As you work your way up to base camp you will pass through small villages with welcoming ,friendly locals. Upon arrival to Annapurna Base Camp you will be rewarded with the opportunity to be up close and personal with the monstrous Himalayan mountain range.
PS. Be sure to pack your camera as you can see below mother nature puts on a magnificent show
The truth is being on the other side of the world away from friends and family can be challenging. Not every day is filled with sunshine, rainbows, beaches and fun. Some days that cringing feeling of homesickness can creep upon us and it’s not a good feeling. Today is one of those days for me .Today I want to give up the horns beeping outside my room seem a little louder than normal, my chronic allergies from pollution has left me no taste of the delicious Indian curries I once loved so much.