The writer makes it up the high Thorong La Pass (5416m) after an arduous trek.
Trekking Nepal’s Annapurna circuit requires not only stamina, but a mindset that can handle anything from landslides to looking like hell in the mirror.
I love trekking, and so when I heard from a friend that someone was organising a trekking trip to Nepal to do the famous “Annapurna circuit”, I contacted the organiser without thinking twice.
A training schedule was set for us almost every Sunday. In addition, I went for Hash runs and the gym regularly. The trip was fast approaching, and I was getting anxious, especially about altitude sickness, which varies among individuals. Would I be fit enough?
To be sure, I went to the doctor for a full medical check-up. To be honest, I didn’t feel up to the challenge, and I partly wished the doctor had told me that I was medically unfit to go! But go I did, and though it was tiring, I wouldn't have had it any other way.