trekking to goecha la (4950m)

to walk in eight days from 1700 meters above sea level to 4950 meters is even for trained swiss people quite a task. the fact that our trekking group was completed by adohra (originally from bangladesh, growing up in sydney) who has never been to the cold and who has never been exercising before, making it to the goecha la base camp impressed me every single day and showed how many things in life are a mental matter. what a laugh it was when we sat there in the freezing cold fighting with our strong head aches caused by the altitude and she said „ actually i don’t like this nature shit“. gladly she has been rewarded for her struggles by her supportive boyfriend brodie and his proposal of marriage at the view point in dzongerie on 4000 meters above sea level.

beside the most incredible nature, the extraordinary lovely crew (a guide, a porter, a horseman, a cook and a kitchen aid) made this trip one of the most memorable adventures ever. You can’t describe the joy about a hot pot of tea after a six hours walk without having any food, especially if the cook walked half an hour just to encourage you for the last kilometers.

after spending days and nights with temperatures below zero we are now in calcutta fighting with around forty degrees. we think about changing the name of our blog to „carole and remo travelling off seasons“. we don’t know how many times we’ve heard „very good place but not season now“.