Mesokanto La is lower than Thorung La, but is it really easier? Not so, especially in winter. The terrain in the lower end of the Marsyandi is definitely a lot more forgiving than the fierce ups and downs in the Everest region. It is ideal for beginners until …
The trail starts to get a bit challenging once we left Manang. The weather was good all the way until Kangsar. Clouds started to gather when we left Kangsar. From then on, the trek became difficult.
My guide told my son: “Your Papa used to be a trip leader who led groups from Singapore and carried his own pack up the mountain without porters.”
And my guide used to be able to carry 50kg. We can’t do all that anymore. Incredible history is more convincing to your kids when it’s told by others. That’s why it’s so nice to have old friends.
My little guy celebrated his birthday in Kathmandu having his favourite Middle Eastern food. He was so happy, feasting on all the good food after nearly 2 weeks of “austerity”.
Son: “Another body? Does this go on forever?”
Me: “Every moment, people are dying.”
Son: “It’s all the same. Isn’t it boring to watch this all day?”
Me: “You’ve got the message. Let’s go for lunch.”
There are numerous ways to live, but in death, we all go down the same path. Death is a boring one-way street. Don’t let your life be boring too.
© Chan Joon Yee, Knapsack Treks