BKDI Associate and Senior Architectural Technologist, Margo Coppus, has been working her way through Nepal for the past few weeks. She sent us a note recently during her adventure; here is what Margo had to say:
“We are having a great time and a very interesting cultural experience! Kathmandu is crazy: just think of Stephen Ave at lunch hour during Stampede, but then with motorcycles, cars, dogs & pedestrians all at once!
Nepal is an amazing country with very friendly people. It probably seems strange to a lot of you, but it is very relaxing to be walking 4 to 5 hours every day and all we think about is what we will see next, where we will eat and sleep (which our guide is taking care of). We have passed through rice fields, pine forests and lots of interesting villages. The weather has been amazing with the bluest skies you can imagine. Temperature from 25 at the start to about -6 at the top in the morning, but warming up to +10 or so.
We went over the highest point in the trek yesterday: the Thorung-La pass at 5416 m (about 18,000 ft). It was slow going and exhausting, but we made it. All downhill now until we start climbing up again to Annapurna base camp in a few days.”
It sounds like an amazing trip, Margo! We are glad to hear you are having a great time and can’t wait to hear all of your stories when you get back!