The Everest in me - The Trek


Total Submission

Lukla is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. But the excitement trumped our fears. We were rearing to go!

On reaching Lukla, the head Sherpa decided that we bypass Phakding which was planned to be our first stop, and get to Manjo directly. This meant a 15 kms trek on day 1 itself!

Now, don’t forget that we had woken up at 2am, drove 5 hours and took a flight to reach Lukla just earlier in the day. The change in plans was sure to strain our bodies at the very onset. But here, we were to put our trust in the leader before our own judgments and limiting beliefs.

In the first part of the series I had mentioned about submitting myself to the ‘Idea’ of scaling the mountain. It had got me to this point in the expedition. Now, that we had arrived, it was time we submitted ourselves to head Sherpa, his team and Satyarup Siddhanta.

Submission is a crucial part of the process – to trust that whatever decision is taken will be in our best interest.