Tuesday July 17, Day 148 of the World Expeditions Great Himalaya Trail by Peter McVeigh
This has been the most amazing experience anyone could ever think of doing.
I have come so far, over 1700kms across this beautiful country, and over 29 high passes and been above 6000m.
And not to mention the kind hearted people of Nepal, always full of joy and rich in culture, that we have met along this journey.
For me this has been a very personal adventure and the sense of achievement – I can’t tell you how proud I am of myself.
I’ll take from this experience to propel me forward in life.The staff have done a phenomenal job on this journey, so tirelessly hard working.
It’s not quite over yet, still 2 ½ days to go before we get back to Simikot, it makes me happy that it’s not over!
We’re now retracing steps back to Simikot and our flight out, it’s a strange feeling after traversing the country completely in the opposite direction, however this short return section offers a different perspective of the stunning views and I feel it’s fitting to be facing the mountains we have travelled over.
I have been extremely happy with my gear that has served me well along this 152 day journey, it’s kept me comfortable and given me confidence in all the extreme conditions we have encountered. Although this journey is about to end I can’t help thinking of the next thing, future goals, perhaps a trip to New Zealand and a mountaineering course to learn the skills to climb the mountains we have passed beneath over the last 5 months!
When I return home I hope to inspire others to get out there, especially the youth, to get out there and get amongst it, there is so much out there.
Personally, I would like to thank World Expeditions for making it possible, it’s a huge undertaking to organize and execute such a logistically complicated journey. It’s really opened my eyes a lot, and it’s changed my life, when I return home the plan is to live more simply, at home we take so much for granted, here, there is so little, people have so little, and they are happy, and they have touched my heart.