It’s bloody cold in New York City right now, maybe even colder then trekking through the Nepali Himalayas. As the Gosain Kund trek progressed and the declining altitude ushered in a wonderful oxygen-filled intoxication, spring-like warmth and greenery filled the trek’s remaining kilometers.

Hikers no longer huddled around wood-burning stoves but enjoyed the surrounding cascade of mountains bearded in trees, fields and forests from temperate outdoor patios.

Beers were clinked (lots as you can see in the below photo) and tired legs and muscles buzzed with a sense of accomplishment.

Check out photos below and stay tuned for the next installment…where in the world are we off to next?