Babis Poudel (Fall BBA, 2019 )
September 1, 2023
A group picture to mark the successfull ascend. 19 My friends, teachers, and I had an amazing time on the ABC trek with our Sherpa guides. We hiked through stunning forests, marveled at breathtaking waterfalls, and went to authentic Nepalese villages. Our group’s solidarity grew as we traveled through dense rhododendron forests, cascading waterfalls, and traditional Nepalese villages. We were inspired to face each challenge along the way by the shared jokes, tales, and laughter. Being with my friends and laughing and supporting one another was so much fun. Our teachers were extremely knowledgeable and gave us fascinating lessons about the local flora, fauna, and culture. They made the journey interesting and educational. The Sherpa tour guides were also excellent. They looked after us like family and kept us safe. They were familiar with the mountains and took care of our comfort the entire way. It was breathtaking when we finally arrived at the Annapurna Base Camp. Huge snow-capped mountains encircled us, and the scene seemed surreal. We were so pleased with ourselves for reaching the top. The ABC trek was more than just a physical hardship; it also provided us with invaluable lessons in cooperation, fortitude, and the wonders of nature. We became closer as a result of the experience, and we made memories we won’t soon forget.