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Back in the comfort zone and a special thanks!

May 9

Final days in Kath­man­du are filled with eat­ing (every­thing is sud­den­ly more deli­cious), shop­ping (among the dizzy­ing myr­i­ad of wares), loung­ing (any­one for a dip in the pool?), plus per­son­al excur­sions rang­ing from a Hin­di wed­ding to a lucra­tive stint in the casi­no. The sim­ple days of walk­ing and walk­ing recede into mem­o­ry. We part, bond­ed by our days in these moun­tains, and it’s one of the things I like best: the uni­fy­ing nature of this extreme expe­ri­ence, how we are for­ev­er con­nect­ed to each oth­er by our time in the Himalayas. For me, it’s time to fat­ten up! It’s all hap­pen­ing again next season.…

As we wrap up anoth­er great sea­son, our US office and I just want­ed to take a moment to pub­licly thank all the peo­ple in Kath­man­du who work behind the scenes to make our trips so suc­cess­ful! Kili, Sagar and Shankar in the head office, Push­pa at the air­port, our dri­vers, and our hotel staff in Kath­man­du (espe­cial­ly the bell counter). THANK YOU ALL!!!!

–Deana Zabal­do, Group Leader